Meta-owned instant-messaging app WhatsApp will reportedly end support for some old iPhones that are running on Apple iOS 10 and iOS 11 from tomorrow. According to WABeta Info, WhatsApp is now warning iPhone users running iOS 10 or iOS 11 that they need to update their iPhones in order to keep using WhatsApp after October 24.
If you want to keep using the services of WhatsApp then please update to the latest iOS version by going to Settings > General, then tap Software Update, said the warning message. This may not affect many iPhone users as the iOS 10 and iOS 11 runs on two very old Apple devices — iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c. There are not a lot of iPhones that are still running on iOS 10 and iOS 11. WhatsApp will keep working for now on iPhone 5s or the iPhone 6 running iOS 12, but they will be notified if their iPhones stop supporting the Meta-owned instant messaging app.
WhatsApp has also updated its FAQ page with these guidelines. The company says, “We support iOS 12 or newer, but we recommend using the latest version available.”
On its Help Center page, WhatsApp already says that iPhone users need to be running iOS 12 or newer to keep using the app. WhatsApp recommends users to use the latest version of iOS available for their phones to get the latest features of the app.
On the other hand, Android phone running on Android 4.1 or newer can use the WhatsApp app.
Meanwhile, Apple is expected to reveal its iOS 16 during the WWDC 2022 next month. It is expected to be rolled out later this year. We may get the iOS 16 around the time the company launches the iPhone 14 series. According to reports, iOS 16 is said to come with new ways of interacting with the system and some new Apple apps.