You will no longer be able to use WhatsApp on iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and other phones

WhatsApp is one of the most popular online messaging applications on smartphones. The platform is available on a wide range of iPhone and Android smartphones that you can download and use for free. WhatsApp is gradually introducing new features to the mix to improve user experience, including the Stories feature in the Status tab. However, the platform drops support for older smartphones from time to time. According to the latest, WhatsApp will soon stop supporting the iPhone 5 and older iPhone 5c from Apple.

WhatsApp will soon stop supporting iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c by December 31, 2022

to me GizChinaWhatsApp will soon stop supporting the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c along with approximately 50 other devices by December 31st. Besides these iPhone models, the list includes Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC Desire 500, and much more. Note that WhatsApp is no longer available for devices running iOS 10 or iOS 11. This means that WhatsApp is already discontinued on iPhone 5c and iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 in “black and slate” and “white and silver” color options

Apple launched iPhone 5 back in 2012 with A6 chip running iOS 6. iPhone 5c was launched in 2013 with the same chip and both devices were updated till 2019 with iOS 10.3.4. If you own an iPhone 5s, you can still use WhatsApp. However, make sure to update to the latest firmware in order to continue using the messaging system. WhatsApp states that it is dropping support for older phones to improve users’ experience on modern smartphones.

To choose what to stop supporting, each year, like other tech companies, we look at hardware and software that are older and still used by fewer people. These devices may also not have the latest security updates, or they may lack functionality required to run WhatsApp.

Currently, WhatsApp is available on the App Store and Play Store for free and requires iOS 12 or later versions. It would be better if you backup your chats and data if you are using the smartphones listed. We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, so be sure to stay tuned. Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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