WhatsApp plans to end support for iOS 10 and 11. A new notification spotted by WABetaInfo asks iPhone users to install the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system supported by their device so they can continue using the app after October 24. A support article from WhatsApp notes that the company recommends iOS 12 as a base for iPhone owners. If you’re still holding an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6s, you can continue to use WhatsApp on your device, but iPhone 5 and 5c owners should consider upgrading to a new handset.
With the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c now nearly a decade old, chances are the move won’t affect too many people. Seeing an iPhone 5 in the wild is usually a hand-me-down. Still, millions of people around the world depend on WhatsApp to communicate with their friends and family, and there will certainly be a few iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c owners among that group.
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