Whatsapp Will Stop Supporting iPhones With iOS 10, iOS 11! Only These iPhones Will Support Whatsapp
Very soon, WhatsApp is going to stop supporting iOS 10, iOS 11, as per the information provided by WABetaInfo. While the cause for the new development is not yet clear, the instant messaging service usually stops supporting older versions of Android and iOS so that it can launch new functionalities that may not work properly on those operating systems.
- 1 Screenshots revealed that Whatsapp will stop supporting older iOS versions
- 2 Users will have to update to iOS 12 to continue using Whatsapp
- 3 Whatsapp may allow users to download account information from Desktop
- 4 Whatsapp users may be able to discreetly leave groups without informing other group members
Screenshots revealed that Whatsapp will stop supporting older iOS versions
Screenshots provided by WABetaInfo gave away that WhatsApp is going to stop supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 after October 24, 2022. This can also be confirmed by viewing the WhatsApp Help Center which mentions iOS 12 and newer versions as supported and recommended operating systems, without any mention of the previous iOS versions.
Users will have to update to iOS 12 to continue using Whatsapp
Users on iOS 10 or iOS 11 will need to update to iOS 12 if they want to continue using WhatsApp, this means that users will not be able to use Whatsapp on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. Updating to a more recent version of an operating system is also a necessity because they generally have the most updated software patches and security features.
Whatsapp may allow users to download account information from Desktop
This information comes just days after it was found that WhatsApp Desktop is testing a feature that would enable users to download their account information without having to use the application on their phones. While Whatsapp already allows users to download all their information it collects about them, it is still only available on mobile unless you are on a particular beta version of the desktop interface.
Whatsapp users may be able to discreetly leave groups without informing other group members
Earlier this month, WhatsApp began testing a feature that allows users to discreetly leave groups without informing all the other users in that group. Once that update gets a wider launch, users would be able to leave any WhatsApp group they want and only the admin of the group would be notified that the user has left the group.