The year 2022 has been a year of significant changes for Apple. Many new announcements and big decisions were made. Well, here is one more, later this year, WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging apps, will cease to function for iPhones running iOS 10 and 11. Furthermore, it will cease to function in iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. Although this news isn’t by Apple, it’s for the brand. After that, only iOS 12 and subsequent versions will support WhatsApp, according to a screenshot given by WABetaInfo and an article published by WhatsApp Help Center.
Therefore, if you’re using WhatsApp on iOS 10 or 11, you instantly need to upgrade to iOS 12 to keep using the messaging platform. Also, if you are an iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s user, you can still use WhatsApp. However, you’ll need to update to the latest version of iOS. For Android users, you also must have OS 4.1 or higher to use WhatsApp. Unfortunately, WhatsApp will no longer be available for iPhone 5 and 5C due to iOS 12’s incompatibility.
WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2022 is a few weeks away, and Apple is expected to unveil iOS 16. Furthermore, based on a rumor, iOS 16 will not be available on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
WhatsApp's Most Recent And Forthcoming Updates
WhatsApp recently introduced several new features and is further working on some improvements. At present, emoji reactions have been included, and the company is working on providing rich link previews to status updates. Furthermore, the rich links feature will give the viewers more information about the link. Moreover, some of the possibly upcoming capabilities are presently being tested on the iOS app. They will be accessible in future releases for Android and desktop users as well.