WhatsApp is set to stop working on a number of phones in November, which could prevent millions of people from accessing messages, photos, and videos from their loved ones.
More than fifty smartphone models – both Android and iOS – will lose the ability to send messages and pictures, or make video calls, using the encrypted messaging service.
Smartphone users have been told to either upgrade devices or update software systems to keep the app running, reports Birmingham Mail.
WhatsApp has added lots of new features this year – such as disappearing messages, joinable group calls, and stickers.
It claims it is phasing out support for these older phones to ensure the app still runs securely.
More than 50 different phones are affected by the changes, which will come into effect on November 1, 2021.
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