7 things you should know about WhatsApp New Update


The popular messaging platform, Whatsapp, has a new update and it will mean that millions of users will be unable to use the platform from January 1, 2021.

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NB: Below are things you should know about the update:

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  1. Any iPhone not running iOS 9 or newer will be unable to access Whatsapp from New Year’s Day.

 

  1. Any phone not running at least Android 4.0.3, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, will be unable to access the platform.

 

  1. The update is focused around the operating systems iOS 9 for iPhones and Android 4.0.3, which were released in 2015 and 2011, respectively.

 

  1. No iPhones released after the 4 are impacted, just the 4, 3GS and earlier.

 

  1. The effect of the update on Android phones won’t be much unless they are a decade old.

 

  1. Android phones that will be affected include the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire and LG Optimus Black.

 

  1. Phone owners can see what software their device is using by checking the settings section. For iPhone users, this can be found under Settings > General > Software update.

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