Got an older Android smartphone? You may need a new phone to keep using WhatsApp.
WhatsApp users with older Android operating systems may need to start looking for a new phone.
Starting Nov. 1, the Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp will drop support for Android smartphones running on systems older than Android 4.1, according to its website.
The company’s website suggests affected Android users upgrade to a device with a supported operating system to continue using the app or save their chat history.
According to WhatsApp's website , the app also provides support for smartphones running iOS 10 and newer and KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer.
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