WhatsApp will no longer work on these iPhones and Android smartphones from January 1st: details here | Technical news

New Delhi: Popular messaging platform WhatsApp will withdraw support from certain platforms from January 1st.

Regarding supported operating systems, the WhatsApp site mentions that it supports the following devices and recommends their use:

Android with OS 4.0.3 and newer
iPhone with iOS 9 and newer
Select phones that are running KaiOS 2.5.1 newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2

“Once you have one of these devices, install WhatsApp and register your phone number. WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number on one device at a time. Also, there is no way to transfer your chat history between platforms. However, we do offer The Option to export your chat history as an e-mail attachment. Please note that export chat is not supported in Germany, “says WhatsApp’s support page.

Based on the above, it can be concluded that iPhones that do not run iOS 9 will no longer be used for WhatsApp services from 2021. This includes all previous iPhone models up to iPhone 4. However, those using iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S will need to update their phones with either iOS 9 or higher in order to use WhatsApp. For Android users, phones like HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr, and Samsung Galaxy S2 are the ones that may not be running Android OS 4.0.3 and above.

Here’s how to find out what operating system your phone is running

iPhone users go to Settings> General> Information to find out the software version on your iPhone. Android users go to Settings> About Phone to find out what version of the operating system their smartphone is running.