WhatsApp will stop working on some old iPhones, the company announced in a new support update. The instant messaging company has said it will stop supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices starting this year.

According to a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp has started warning iPhone users running iOS 10 or iOS 11 that they need to upgrade them iPhones to continue using WhatsApp after October 24th. “WhatsApp will stop supporting this version of iOS after October 24, 2022. Please go to the page Settings > Commonthen click Update Software to get the latest version of iOS, ”the warning reads.

There aren’t many iPhones that still run on iOS 10 and iOS 11. The only two devices in the iPhone lineup are the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c. If you own one of these old iPhones, you will not be able to use WhatsApp on your iPhone from October 24th. For those using the iPhone 5s or iPhone 6, WhatsApp will continue to work and they will be notified when their iPhones stop supporting the Meta-owned instant messaging app.

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Its WhatsApp Help Center page already says that iPhone users must be running iOS 12 or later to continue using the app. On the other hand, Android users require Android 4.1 or later to use WhatsApp.

Apple is expected to introduce iOS 16 during WWDC 2022 next month, and it will be released later this year, possibly around the time the company launches the iPhone 14 series. It is said that iOS 16 comes with new ways to interact with the system and some “fresh Apple programs,” a recent report said.

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