According to the released image, support for devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11 will be discontinued on October 24 this year. This assumption is confirmed by the fact that in the FAQ section of the WhatsApp website, at least iOS 12 operating system version is required.
Within a few months, the WhatsApp will no longer work on some older iPhones running iOS 10 and iOS 11 operating systems. This has been reported by WABetaInfowhich has established itself as a reliable source of leaks regarding the popular messaging app.
According to the released image, support for devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11 will be discontinued on October 24 this year. This assumption is confirmed by the fact that in the FAQ section of the site WhatsAppat least iOS 12 operating system version is required.
For models like the iPhone 5 It’s the iphone 5c, iOS 12 is not available for installation; thus, they will stop receiving updates for WhatsApp in the fall of 2022. However, that many people are unlikely to still be using the iPhone 5, released in 2012.
As noted by WABetaInfo, dropping support for outdated versions of iOS is necessary to implement support for new features that have appeared in WhatsApp. Update to the latest version of iOS it also gives the user access to the latest operating system security patches, so it’s always a good idea to update iOS after a new version is released.
WhatsApp will even stop working on some older iPhones
According to data that has not yet received official confirmation, the WhatsApp is working on a feature; which will allow group members to see the list of those who have left these groups in the future. Another feature will probably also be available – silently leaving groups without putting notifications in the general chat.
According to the WABetaInfo portal, which we know for anyone with accurate inside information about newsincluding WhatsApp trial versions, the function is available in version v188.8.131.52 for androidavailable for participants in the beta testing program of Google Play, but so far ordinary testers can’t use it.
This version of WhatsApp, which still works, would have features that are not yet available; the “View former participants” option, which appears at the end of the general list of group members. At the same time, group members report that those with the appropriate level of access can see old users; not only administrators have this opportunity. However, that could all change before the feature is available to beta testers or anyone else.
In addition, a new opportunity will arise for those who wish to leave one of the groups; but for some reason they don’t want to advertise it. The WhatsApp Desktop beta recently introduced the corresponding feature (which is not yet available for beta testers). The only people who will know how to leave the group will be the user and the administrators. So far, a general chat notification appears whenever someone leaves the group.