Will your phone have WhatsApp from January 1?

Whatsapp News

Some WhatsApp enthusiasts have cause worry as phones no longer run the Whatsapp app January 1st, 2021.

Some of the affected phones include iPhones and Android smartphones.

According the company, the move is withdraw its for older versions of Operating (OS) next year, noting that several Android and iOS phones no longer be able run the app going forward.

released by WhatsApp said the company will only be compatible with phones running the Android 4.0.3 operating or newer as well as iPhones running iOS 9 and newer devices.

By implication, Whatsapp said all iPhone models up the iPhone 4 will January 1st, 2021 begin lose for the messaging .

It listed affected phones like iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6S.

Others the Android category are: HTC Desire, Motorola Droid Razr, LG Optimus Black, and the Samsung Galaxy S2 will lose WhatsApp as 2020 ends.

It, however, explained that the instant messaging will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

To check which OS the iPhone category is running, go to the Settings menu, then to the and option, Software and the users will be able to see the OS running that particular iPhone.

Similarly, for Android users, go to Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version is running .

Meanwhile below are some of the phones that would lose WhatsApp support from January 1, 2021: iPhone 1-4; Samsung Galaxy S2; HTC Desire; LG Optimus Black; Motorola Droid Razr; Any Android released before 2010.
These phones will need to update to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3: iPhone 4S; iPhone 5; iPhone 5S; iPhone 6; iPhone 6S; Samsung Galaxy S3; Samsung Galaxy Note; HTC Sensation; HTC Thunderbolt; LG Lucid; Motorola Droid 4 and other newer devices. Other phones that need to be updated include Samsung Galaxy S2; HTC Desire; Motorola Droid Razr; LG Optimus Black and any Android released before 2010.