Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones from January 1, 2021, TechEconomy.ng can report.
The update will affect mostly phones with Android released before 2010 and iPhone devices.
This will force owners to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone.
Recall that WhatsApp reached 2 billion users in February this year, according to the company’s official blog.
Phones set to lose WhatsApp support on 1 January 2021 are listed below;
- Apple iPhone 1-4
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- HTC Desire
- LG Optimus Black
- Motorola Droid Razr
Any Android released before 2010
Phones that will need to update to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3:
6. Apple iPhone 4S
7. iPhone 5
8. iPhone 5S
9. iPhone 6
10. iPhone 6S
11. Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer
13. Samsung Galaxy Note
14. HTC Sensation
15. HTC Thunderbolt
16. LG Lucid
17. Motorola Droid 4
18. Sony Xperia Pro and newer