WhatsApp Gives Us Support For Millions Of Smartphones
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WhatsApp Gives Us Support For Millions Of Smartphones

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WhatsApp no longer supports older operating system and according to an online FAQ on its official website, and from now on the company only supports iPhones running iOS 9 or later, Android smartphones running version 4.0.3 or later, and a few phones running on KaiOS 2.5.1 or later.

Therefore, those affected Android devices and iPhone owners have no choice but to upgrade to the latest version of their mobile operating systems in order to still benefit from WhatsApp and its latest security updates. 

Judging by its popularity, and being most downloaded app in 2019 with over 850 million downloads, wețre guessing the app won’t suffer too much and users will update their phones.

“WhatsApp clearly had no option but to ensure its service remains secure, however, it faces the difficult side-effect that the app is no longer compatible with older smartphones,” CCS Insight analyst Ben Wood told BBC.

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