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WhatsApp to stop working on some Android phones, iPhones soon! Is yours affected?

If you’re a WhatsApp user, then know that the app will stop working on some versions of Android and iOS. Know if it affects your smartphone too.

| Updated on: Oct 24 2023, 13:08 IST
In Pics: Send the best quality WhatsApp photos on iPhone, Android now; Know how
1/5 Why does WhatsApp compress pictures while sharing it? This happens because in the Settings of the application the photo upload quality is set on auto by default, and therefore, the quality of the image while sharing depends on several factors like the internet connection, size of the image, and more. The app therefore, looks to downsize the image, which affects its quality. (PTI)
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2/5 How to send the best quality photo on WhatsApp: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device and click on the three dots to go to WhatsApp Settings. From Settings you will have to select Storage and Data. After that you will have to tap on the Photo upload quality and select the Best Quality option and then click on Ok. (REUTERS)
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3/5 Meanwhile, you can also check the steps to send photos and videos on WhatsApp here: Go to WhatsApp and open an individual or group chat where you want to send the photo or video. Click on the Attach icon, then follow the steps mentioned below: (PTI)
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4/5 On an Android device, click on the gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone. Tap and hold to select multiple images. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Swipe between photos to add captions to each one and finally click on the send icon. (REUTERS)
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5/5 While iPhone users will have to click on the plus icon and then select Photo and Video Library to select a photo or video from your iPhone's photos or albums. After selecting a photo or video, tap Add at the bottom left to select multiple photos or videos at once. (Pixabay)
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WhatsApp to stop working on some phones. Know more. (Unsplash)

With 2 billion active users, WhatsApp is the world's most popular instant messaging platform. The introduction of features such as status, voice calling, video calling, and UPI payments has helped WhatsApp trump SMS, becoming the primary means of communication for many. It also promises data privacy with end-to-end encryption. To cater to such a large user base, WhatsApp regularly pushes out updates for newer devices while it stops working on very old devices. WhatsApp has now announced that it will end support for older versions of Android and iOS.

WhatsApp to stop working on these devices

As per a report by GizmoChina, WhatsApp has announced that it will soon stop working on devices running Android OS 5.0 or below. Moreover, iPhones are also set to be affected as it will drop support for devices running on iOS 12 or below. The devices running on the aforementioned firmware will not receive any updates, new features or security improvements. Therefore, it is crucial that you update your Android phone or iPhone to the latest software version to continue to receive support from WhatsApp.

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For iPhone users

To check for new updates on your iPhone, go to Settings, tap on General and then tap on Software Update. If your device supports the latest firmware, it will automatically download the update.

For Android users

Android users can head over to Settings, then System and then System Updates. Your device will briefly run a check for any new updates. Do note that this setting may vary depending on the OS your device is running.

What if there are no updates?

However, if you're using an older smartphone, it is possible that your device may not support a newer software version. In that case, the only solution is to upgrade to a newer device. There are various festive sales going on right now and buyers can avail massive discounts on new devices. If you're looking for a budget smartphone, then check out the top 5 deals on mid-range smartphones. But if budget phones are what you are looking for, then check out the top deals on budget smartphones as well.

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First Published Date: 24 Oct, 12:32 IST