iOS 8 and Older Versions May No Longer Support WhatsApp By 2020

WhatsApp's Compatibility On iOS 8 And Older Versions Of iOS May Seize By 2020

WhatsApp Not Supported

A recent update on WhatsApp FaQ's exposes some Older phones which would be experiencing an un-support for WhatsApp services by the early quarter of 2020. 

This update by WhatsApp will be affecting  phones Operating on iOS 8 below, which are iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5. The major update is fixed to be taking place by February 2020 as noted from WhatsApp FaQ's page.

Phones Operating On iOS 8 Below

For a clearer understanding of this article, the list below are Phones operating on iOS 8 and below so if your phone falls in here, then you better be seeking for an alternative to access your WhatsApp from now.

iOS 8 Phones

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus
iPod Touch

  • iPod Touch (5th generation)
  • iPod Touch (6th generation)
iPad

  • iPad 2
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Mini (1st generation)
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3

iOS 7 Phones

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S

iPod Touch

  • iPod Touch (5th generation)
iPad

  • iPad 2
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini (1st generation)
  • iPad Mini 2

iOS 6 Phones


  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
iPod
  • iPod Touch (4th generation)
  • iPod Touch (5th generation)
iPad

  • iPad 2
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Mini (1st generation)
The listed phones above are likely to be affected by the major WhatsApp update according to WhatsApp FaQ.

What Are WhatsApp's Reason For This Update?

WhatsApp has been adding up new features regularly and some of these features require powerful phones and newer Android and iOS versions to function properly. Features like picture-in-picture video within chats, fingerprint authentications etc are resource heavy and require powerful phones with enough RAM and newer OS. WhatsApp has said that some of the phones won't be able to support the feature that it plans to bring in future and that is why it is ending the support for them.

"We'll no longer actively develop for these operating systems; some features might stop functioning at any time. If you currently use an older operating system, we recommend upgrading to a newer version...," WhatsApp said on its support page.



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