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WhatsApp to stop on your iPhone? Is yours on the kill-list? Check now

These iPhone users may not get to use WhatsApp from October 24. Here's why.

| Updated on: Sep 23 2022, 16:32 IST
Add style to your WhatsApp messages, do it this way
1/6 Are you bored of seeing and using normal WhatsApp messaging format? The online messaging platform is providing you with the options to change the format of the text to Italic, Bold, Strikethrough and more. Want to try the new WhatsApp text format? Before that you need to know that once you change the style of the text, you will not be able to disable it. (HT_PRINT)
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2/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Italic: In order to change the text inside your messages to Italic, you will have to place an underscore on both sides of the text. For example: _text_. (Reuters)
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3/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Bold: If you want your text to be Bold, you need to place an asterisk on both sides of the text.For example- *text*. (Reuters)
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4/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Strikethrough: To Strikethrough your message, you need to place a tilde on both sides of the text. Here is how- ~text~. (AP)
5/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Monospace: Now in order to monospace your message, you will have to place three backticks on both sides of the text like this```text```. (Pixabay)
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6/6 You can also use an alternative method to change the format of the text inside WhatsApp message on Android and iPhone. Android users can change the format of WhatsApp text by tapping and holding the text they are entering in the text field, then choose Bold, Italic, or More. You need to tap More to choose Strikethrough or Monospace. While, if you are an iPhone user then you need to tap the text you are entering in the text field, then Select or Select All then B_I_U. After this, you will have to choose Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospace. (HT_Print)
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WhatsApp to end support for iPhones running on iOS 10 and iOS 11 soon. So, if you have them, bid goodbye to WhatsApp. (Pixabay)

WhatsApp has officially revealed its iPhone kill list! The Meta-owned instant messaging app will no longer support some of the older iPhones. This has also been confirmed by WhatsApp updates tracker WabetaInfo. It has indicated that WhatsApp is killing off support for iPhones which are running on iOS 10 and iOS 11. So, which iPhones are on the list? Those using iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c will not be able to use WhatsApp- the D-day is October 24.

And which other iPhones will not be able to enjoy WhatsApp? According to the report, all the iPhones currently running on iOS 10 or iOS 11 will stop getting access to WhatsApp. As iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C are not compatible with iOS 12, then these iPhone users will have to find other ways to communicate in place of WhatsApp or buy a new device.

The same fate is also looming for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, but they have a lifeline. Thankfully, the owners are eligible to get the iOS 12 update, hence, if their phones are still running on iOS 11 or previous versions, then they can update their OS.

Why WhatsApp is removing the support for older iPhones

“To keep up with the latest advances in tech, we routinely stop supporting older operating systems to point our resources to supporting the latest ones. If we stop supporting your operating system, you'll be notified and reminded a few times to upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp,” the FAQs section of WhatsApp mentioned.

What should iPhone users do to get the best experience with WhatsApp

  • Update to the latest operating software: WhatsApp says that it supports iOS 12 or newer versions, but it is recommended to use the latest version available on your iPhone. You can update in simple ways - go to the Settings and then General, and tap on Software Update to get the latest iOS version.
  • Don't use unlocked devices: WhatsApp suggests that modifications might affect the functionality of your device, hence the company can't provide support for devices using modified versions of the iPhone's operating system.
  • Ensure that your iPhone has SMS or call capability: To have a smooth experience of WhatsApp, ensure that your phone has the ability to receive SMS or calls during the verification process.

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First Published Date: 23 Sep, 16:32 IST