WhatsApp will no longer work for old devices from January 1

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Millions of smartphone users won’t be able to access WhatsApp from January 1.The instant messaging app WhatsApp will cease to work on older devices.More specifically, those who have smartphones with software older than iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 won’t be able to use the app in the new year. So if you have an iPhone 4 or older, or a Samsung Galaxy S2 that was released nearly a decade ago.you won’t be able to upgrade to the latest software. If you have iPhones iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S, all you have to do to get WhatsApp is to update your software to iOS 9.

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To not be in trouble, people with devices allowed to upgrade must do this before January 1 accessing Settings > General > Software Update Android device owners should head to Settings and find a section called About Phone. Depending on the device, you might find it under More Settings. If you have one of the affected handsets and don’t want to lose your chats, you’re advised to back up your WhatsApp messages so they won’t be lost. You need to click ‘Export Chat’ – and you’ll be given the option to download the chat with our without media. WhatsApp has two billion users worldwide.