WhatsApp Stop Working in 2021 The new WhatsApp update will Stop the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones as of January 1, 2021.
Old Android and iPhone devices no longer support the latest version of the app, forcing owners to update their phone’s operating system or buy a new smartphone.
An iPhone that doesn’t run iOS 9 or later, or any phone that doesn’t run at least Android 4.0.3 – also known as Ice Cream Sandwich – will not be able to open or run the Facebook-owned app.
This means that all versions of Apple phones, even the iPhone 4, will not support WhatsApp because these phones are unable to update to iOS 9.
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S were all launched before iOS 9. However, owners can still update the OS if they haven’t yet.
Android phones that will lose WhatsApp support include the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire, and LG Optimus Black.
And phone owners can find out what type of systems their devices are using by checking the settings section.
For iPhone users, can find it under Settings, then under System Update.
Most of WhatsApp’s two billion users worldwide will not be affected by the change, although the small fraction will likely include several million people worldwide.
Here are the phones that will lose WhatsApp support on January 1, 2021:
Apple iPhone 1 to 4
• Samsung Galaxy S2
• HTC Desire
• LG Optimus Black
• Motorola Droid Razr
In addition to any Android system released before 2010
As for phones that will need to be updated to iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3, at least, they are:
• Apple iPhone 4S
• iPhone 5
• iPhone 5s
• iPhone 6
• iPhone 6s
• Samsung S3 and later
It is reported that the messaging giant will also update its terms of service next year, forcing users to agree to the new privacy rules to continue using the app.