Starting from the New Year’s Day Jan. 1, 2021, WhatsApp is updating its operating system and you cannot use it unless go for update on your smartphone now. Older smartphones which cannot receive WhatsApp updates may render you out of the social media outlet as Facebook, owner of WhatsApp, is discontinuing support for older smartphones from Jan. 1, 2021.
The smartphones running on iOS 9 and Android 4.0.3 operating systems and older versions cannot get support by WhatsApp OS updates and need to be removed, said the social media platform in a statement. It means, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s have outdated software and require to be updated immediately to run WhatsApp.
Some smartphones running on Android 4.0.3 such as HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy S2 cannot work for WhatsApp now.
How to update WhatsApp
You can easily update WhatsApp from your phone’s application store, if you’ve received a message that isn’t supported by your version of WhatsApp. The latest version of WhatsApp contains the newest features and bug fixes, said the company.
Go to the Google Play Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap Update next to WhatsApp Messenger.
Go to the App Store and search for WhatsApp. Tap UPDATE next to WhatsApp Messenger.
Press JioStore or Store on the apps menu. Scroll to the side to select Social, then select WhatsApp. Press OK or SELECT > UPDATE.
How to identify the OS on your phone?
If you do not know which operating system your smartphone is working on, then go to the settings of the phone. After this, tap on General and then Information option, where you can find the software of iphone.
For Android users, they have to go to the settings of the phone, where the About Phone option will be seen. Click on it to see the software of the phone.