WhatsApp has announced the App will automatically stop working very soon on some millions of Android and iPhone smartphones.
This will happen in November and the deadline is fast approaching. It will lock some iPhones and Android phones off WhatsApp forever.
However, affected users will need to either update their software or buy a new phone.
It’s possible that your mobile phone may be too old to update, so you’ll need to get a new handset by any means.
It has been noted that more than 40 different smartphone models are expected to be affected.
The deadline for the update is November 1, after which point WhatsApp will stop working on those phones.
Android users will need to be running Android 4.1 or later and iPhone users will need to be on iOS 10 or later.
On the Android front, that means a host of popular phones will lose access, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Huawei Ascend Mate.
For Apple, you’ll lose access on an iPhone 4 or older.
And if you’ve never updated your iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone SE (2016), you’ll lose access until you update.
In conclusion, ‘to be forewarned is to be forearmed’ if you know you belong to this category and you may be affected, try to plan ahead to get latest mobile phone. You still have enough time to plan.