WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in just TWO days - How you can avoid being cut-off

WhatsApp will stop working on older iPhone and Android mobile phones
WhatsApp will stop working on older iPhone and Android mobile phones

WhatsApp will soon stop working for millions of mobile phones

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Users of older iPhone and Android mobiles will soon be cut-off from WhatsApp on December 31 unless they get an upgrade.

The popular messaging app will no longer work on 49 makes of phone, including the iPhone 5 and 5c along with various Android models such as Samsung, Huawei and LG.

Anyone affected will receive a warning message before the app ceases.

Users will need to update WhatsApp in order to continue using the app
Users will need to update WhatsApp in order to continue using the app

WhatsApp said: “Devices and software change often, so we regularly review what operating systems we support and make updates.

“These devices also might not have the latest security updates, or might lack the functionality required to run WhatsApp.

“To choose what to stop supporting, every year we, like other technology companies, look at which devices and software are the oldest and have the fewest number of people still using them.

To update your operating system on an iPhone go to the ‘general’ settings and select ‘software update’."


Older mobile phone users must update WhatsApp
Older mobile phone users must update WhatsApp