The IOS 12 is now out, and it was just then learned that the WhatsApp will no longer work on the iOS version which is prior to iOS 7.1.2. however, the company has not updated their support blog post since June last year, when they announced the earlier versions will not support WhatsApp for February 1, 2020, it has since published a new FAQ section showing latest changing to the supported versions.
To be specific, the Facebook which owned messaging service on its new FAQ section which is supported on iPhone devices says that “WhatsApp for iPhone requires iOS 8 or later.” It adds that if users have active WhatsApp on iOS 7.1.2, they will be able to use WhatsApp until February 1, 2020, but they will not be able to create a new account or reverify existing account. It rehearses that WhatsApp is not supported on iOS 6 and the older versions.
This move will not affect too many users, other than those users with older devices that don’t receive new updates, specifically iPhone 4, which was released in 2010. As WhatsApp describes, these users will no longer be able to add new accounts or re-verify the existing accounts, however, if the app is previously installed on their devices, then it will work. The model iPhone 3Gs didn’t receive an updated iOS 6.1.6, and will not be supported by WhatsApp. The iPhone 4S, it receives iOS 8.4.1 as its latest update, will have its full functionality.
The latest version (iOS 12) of Apple’s mobile operating system which was released on September 17, which is compatible with iPhone 5S and the newer models. According to Apple, whereas iOS is updated on September 3, 85% of devices are running iOS 12, while 10% are using iOS 11, and 5% are with the older versions. This implies that the minority, users running prior versions may still be in millions.
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