WhatsApp has been in the news this year for releasing a plethora of features for its more than 2 billion users across the world. As updated on the FAQ support page of the Facebook-owned messaging app, there are several Android and iOS phones that may not be able to run the app as the company will withdraw support for older versions of OS from next year.
For Android phones, models including HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr or even the Samsung Galaxy S2 will no longer be able to have WhatsApp. In case of the 6S, 6S Plus and the first generation iPhone SE, they are the last to support the latest version of the newly released iOS 14.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp crashed globally for six hours on Monday, October 4, 2021 due to a major power outage. Instagram and WhatsApp are all owned by Facebook and are run on a shared infrastructure, so if there's one error it impacts everyone.
This also included Facebook staff who have reported their employee passes no longer worked and that they were unable to access internal systems. Facebook’s internal systems are run from a shared infrastructure so it took time for employers to realise what was causing the issue.
NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp will stop working on some of the Android and iOS smartphones starting today. The popular instant messaging app has confirmed that it will stop working on phones that are not running Android OS 4.1 and above and iOS 10 and above. In order to continue using the application, users will have to get a new smartphone that runs on supporting operating system versions.
WhatsApp has announced that some smartphones running on older OS will become incompatible, starting from November 1. WhatsApp will require devices to run on Android OS 4.1 and above, iOS 10 and above or phones running on KaiOS 2.5.1 or above, which include the JioPhone and JioPhone 2.Before you check the list, make sure your phone is updated to the latest version of the OS.
You will need to take a backup of your chats and media to Google Drive or iCloud and restore it to a new compatible device to continue using WhatsApp.You can also transfer the WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone by following these steps.
New Delhi: The latest WhatsApp upgrade is set to go live tomorrow, November 1, 2021, and it contains some extremely terrible news for a large number of users - potentially millions. The new WhatsApp upgrade will bring a lot of changes, one of which will affect users who have old phones with outdated operating systems. Another option for these customers is to attempt updating their phones to a higher OS version that complies with WhatsApp's criteria. While some phones may be capable of doing so, the most majority will not be able to reach the necessary high levels, resulting in a WhatsApp restriction.
The outage comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report into the company detailing everything from the company’s controversial XCheck program, which “whitelists” VIP Facebook users to post anything they want on the platform to problems with Instagram and how it harms the mental health of teenage girls, to how human traffickers and armed groups conduct nefarious business openly on the social network.
Facebook Inc said services on its platforms including Instagram and Whatsapp had been fully restored after thousands of users reported connectivity issues for more than an hour. On March 20, 2021, users in India and other parts of the world had faced an outage across WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook. A statement at the time had said that the technical issue had caused problems for users trying to access the service, which the company later resolved.