The most popular instant messaging app Whatsapp will not work anymore on these iPhone devices. According to the reports, Whatsapp version 2.21.50 has ended support for iOS 9 or previous OS. So, if you are an iPhone user running the older version of the operating system then better update it to the latest one, or else you will not be able to use the app.
These iPhones will not Support Whatsapp Anymore
iPhone devices that run on iOS 9 or earlier include iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, these two devices will completely lose the support for the app. Even iPhone 5 is the oldest device, but it was updated till iOS 10.3, so it can run Whatsapp. While talking about Android, as of now Whatsapp supports Android 4.0.3 or a newer OS version.
However, the company has not yet updated its FAQ page that shows the supported devices list. As soon as the list is out for supported devices, we will share it.
WhatsApp Messenger beta 2.21.50 drops the support for iOS 9.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 5, 2021
Apart from this, Whatsapp is working on a couple of features disappearing images, a new interface for Archived chats, and Password-Protected chat backup. The disappearing images feature will destruct the images after a period of time that is pre-set for both sender and receiver. This feature is similar to Instagram Direct stories, where the image or a video gets disappears.
The new Interface for Archived chats will appear only if you have any chats in the archive section. The reports say, if you have achieved chats, the cell will always be pinned to the top.
The Password-protected chat backup feature will be soon out for both Android and iOS devices. To protect the chat backup, the user needs to enter eight characters long password. The feature was in work from last year, and now the screenshots of it are presented for iOS and Android apps.
Moreover, Whatsapp has rolled out a voice and video call feature for its desktop app. The beta users have started getting the options on their desktop beside the search button.