The famous WhatsApp messaging application intends to stop working on millions of devices around the world, after announcing that it will stop supporting some versions of iOS and its operating systems as of October 24.
WhatsApp is scheduled to drop support from iOS 10 and iOS 11 versions, as the official WhatsApp Help Center announced that the operating systems supported by the application start from iOS 12 and later versions as supported and recommended operating systems.
There are not many people who use these devices nowadays, and WhatsApp always recommends updating iOS to take advantage of the latest security patches, supports iOS 12 or later, and recommends using the latest version available for the phone by visiting the Apple support site to learn how to update the user’s iPhone software.
As of October 24, iOS 10 or iOS 11 users will not be able to use the WhatsApp application, which are the systems in force in iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S phones, and therefore users of these phones must update the iOS version as a condition to continue using WhatsApp, and at the same time, this version Not compatible with iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C and therefore its users will not be able to update.
The future of Android phones
With regard to Android phones, the WhatsApp application works from OS 4.1 and later, and the application routinely tends to stop supporting older operating systems to direct its resources to support the latest systems.
New features in WhatsApp
WhatsApp is preparing to launch new features for the desktop application, such as the feature to manage automatic media download settings for some desktop beta testers, and the user can inquire about the availability of this feature by opening the WhatsApp settings and if the settings for automatic media download appear, it means that he can already start in Manage these options.
These settings enable the automatic download of photos, videos and documents to be managed, while this allows continuous automatic download of voice notes as implemented in smartphones for the best messaging experience.
In the absence of this feature, it is expected that this update will arrive in the coming period, and the offering will be broader for more users, as it is expected that it will be launched in more accounts in the coming weeks.