We all know one of the best cross-platform messaging services is Whatsapp messenger. People are increasing interpersonal relationships by sending messages, making voice and video calls, and sharing images and other media. Unfortunately, as updated on the FAQ support page of the Facebook-owned messaging app, Whatsapp will end supporting a few iPhones. But you don’t need to worry. WhatsApp to stop working on older iPhones from 2021, and it continues to support newer iPhones. 

Furthermore, Whatsapp will end support for iPhones that installed outdated iOS versions. According to the WhatsApp FAQ section, WhatsApp will only be compatible with iPhones running on iOS 9 and newer. That means WhatsApp will no longer support Apple devices that run operating systems before iOS 9 from 2021. Those iPhones are all iPhone 4 and earlier models. However, users who are using iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S have to update their iOS to iOS 9 or later version. iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, and the first generation of iPhone SE support iOS 14. 

According to Whatsapp, there will be no option to transfer your data between platforms. But, they provide the opportunity to export your history as an email attachment. Every year Whatsapp ends support for older iPhones. In 2020, they stop support dated operating systems like iOS 8 and lower. 

How to know your current OS version?

If you can not find which iOS version is running on your iPhone, you have to move to Settings >> General >> About to get it. Unfortunately, iPhone users who can not update to update their iOS to the required version have to go for the latest model iPhone. 

Apple released the latest version of iOS 14.3 for iPhone and iPad with new features. You can also check iOS 14.3 Features for iPhone and iPad.

Messaging app Whatsapp has been developing with plenty of new features. They released their Whatsapp payments as the latest feature recently. Furthermore, Whatsapp will introduce the Dark Mode feature, Disappearing Messages option, WhatsApp Business app enhancements, and more.

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