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WhatsApp has become an integral part of mobile phones. However, with around a million WhatsApp users, the app will be shut down in a few days. Are you affected too?
There are many functions that the messaging service “WhatsApp” is constantly adding, updating and improving. Recently, the long-awaited expansion to use multiple accounts on a single device has been implemented. The new channel function is also very popular with many. Here you can subscribe to stars, media, etc., and follow channel news.
1 million users affected
However, the new functionality comes with a major drawback that has negative implications for countless users: WhatsApp will be shut down on many devices on October 24! Reason: WhatsApp is no longer supported on “legacy” devices. More specifically, this depends on the operating system. Affected are Android users with a version earlier than 5.0. Until now, Android 4.1 was still supported, and now only 5.0 and later. For Apple users, iOS12 or later is supported.
Frequently asked questions
What devices are affected?
As of October 24, only Android 5.0 and above will be supported. Apple supports iOS 12 and later. Find out more on WhatsApp Support.
Am I affected?
You can find out if you are affected by checking your phone’s operating system. WhatsApp will also notify you several times in advance so you can upgrade.
What operating system do I have?
You can easily find out in your cell phone settings:
For Android: Settings > About phone > Software information
For iPhone: Settings > General > About
How can I prevent WhatsApp from shutting down?
Before setting up WhatsApp on your device, you should be notified several times through the messaging service. If you are upgrading your operating system, you can easily get around this.
On Android: Settings > Software update
For iPhone: Settings > General > Software Update
notice: This post was updated on October 20, 2023 at 12:30 PM
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