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Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by oshozondii: 12:10pm On Dec 29, 2020
A new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones from 1 January 2021.

Older Android and iPhone devices will no longer support the latest version of the app, forcing owners to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone.

Any iPhone not running iOS 9 or newer, or any phone not running at least Android 4.0.3 – also known as Ice Cream Sandwich – will no longer be able to open or operate the Facebook-owned app.

This means all iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will be unable to support WhatsApp, as these phones are not capable of updating to iOS 9.

The iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were all released before iOS 9, however owners can still update to the operating system if they are yet to do so.

Android phones that will lose WhatsApp support include the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire and LG Optimus Black.

Phone owners can see what software their device is using by checking the settings section. For iPhone users, this can be found under Settings > General > Software update.

Most of the 2 billion WhatsApp users around the world will not be hit by the change, though the small fraction that are will likely comprise several million people worldwide.

A similar update at the start of 2020 saw WhatsApp make the “tough decision” of ending support for even older phones.

Phones set to lose WhatsApp support on 1 January 2021:
Apple iPhone 1-4
Samsung Galaxy S2
HTC Desire
LG Optimus Black
Motorola Droid Razr

Any Android released before 2010
Phones that will need to update to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3:
Apple iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5S
iPhone 6
iPhone 6S
Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer
Samsung Galaxy Note
HTC Sensation
HTC Thunderbolt
LG Lucid
Motorola Droid 4
Sony Xperia Pro and newer

The messaging giant will also be updating its Terms of Service next year, forcing users to agree to new privacy rules in order to keep using the app.

Earlier this month, WhatsApp confirmed to The Independent that all users “must agree" to the new terms by 8 February 2021 or else lose access to their chats.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/whatsapp-update-latest-version-android-iphone-2021-b1779479.html?utm_content=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1609228385

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by blowjob: 12:18pm On Dec 29, 2020
FAKE NEWS angry angry

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by IamFINESSE: 12:20pm On Dec 29, 2020
Na their lost

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Nobody: 12:50pm On Dec 29, 2020
No wahala, carry go.

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Blexino(f): 12:51pm On Dec 29, 2020
Mo ti gbo

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Tmlivesport(m): 12:51pm On Dec 29, 2020
long story short

Use Android 4.0.3 and above if you want to WhatsApp 00

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Odewaleadesoye(m): 12:51pm On Dec 29, 2020
Where's 2go abeg?

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Nazgul: 12:52pm On Dec 29, 2020
Hmmm...this people want to force their users to keep upgrading their phones.

Anyways my device is safe...

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by adewumiopeyemi(m): 12:52pm On Dec 29, 2020
There is fire on the mountain ��

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Youngkhaleepha3(m): 12:52pm On Dec 29, 2020
Hope say na true na Gb whatsapp they mean cos that gb whatsapp users r annoying

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Dansioligy: 12:52pm On Dec 29, 2020
it stopped working on Windows phone last year. This is something serious

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by shamsin6300(m): 12:52pm On Dec 29, 2020
Ok
Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by AtaniFx: 12:52pm On Dec 29, 2020
Whatsapp have started monitoring our chats...
I keep seeing ads relating to my chat content..
Whats wrong with zuck na..

We no go get privacy again..

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by jaeyking(m): 12:52pm On Dec 29, 2020
Every year whatsapp with new policies
but seriously who still uses andriod 4 or ios 9 in this year.

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by SolexxBarry(m): 12:53pm On Dec 29, 2020
Who still uses iPhone 4 tho

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by JovialJune(f): 12:53pm On Dec 29, 2020
Mark is not well, honestly

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Rebuke: 12:53pm On Dec 29, 2020
Smh, very soon watsap will become history like 2go.
When almost everyone on my contact is now on telegram sef.

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Zchi1052(m): 12:53pm On Dec 29, 2020
It's alright...we are not affected
With my redmi note 7 android 10 and de regular updates
We are good
Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by BadRadio: 12:53pm On Dec 29, 2020
We go back to 2gocheesy

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by biden123(m): 12:53pm On Dec 29, 2020
WhatsApp been saving costs since 1914 cool

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Strongbest(m): 12:53pm On Dec 29, 2020
But why? Well, I hope Mark is thinking this through.

A lot of people are now on telegram and personally, I like telegram even more than watsap.

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by ojun50(m): 12:54pm On Dec 29, 2020
If them like make them close the world self he no concern me

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Odinaka00(m): 12:54pm On Dec 29, 2020
iPhone 11 users wetin concern us

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by thatsleepboy1: 12:54pm On Dec 29, 2020
This is not sth new ofcourse. They do this yearly and as always, it has been expected to happen this year too. Kudos to them all.

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Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by GeneralPula: 12:54pm On Dec 29, 2020
I don’t even use it tho..
Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by Rushna27(f): 12:54pm On Dec 29, 2020
Owk oooo
Re: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1 by bligs: 12:54pm On Dec 29, 2020
Mark just want to create market for phone manufacturers, those using affected phones will have to upgrade.

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