According to the published 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 the 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 was reported by WABetaInfo, which has established itself as a reliable source of leaks about the popular messaging app.
According to the published 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 website 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 autumn 2022. However, it is unlikely that so many people will still use the iPhone 5, released in 2012.
As WABetaInfo noted, deprecation of support for outdated iOS versions is necessary to implement support for new features that have appeared in WhatsApp. Updating the latest iOS version also gives the user access to the latest operating system security fixes, so it is always a good idea to update iOS after a new version is available.
Whatsapp will even stop working on some older iPhones
According to data that have 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. Probably another functionality will also be available – silently leave groups without putting notifications in the general chat.
According to the WABetaInfo portal, which we know for those who have accurate inside information about news, including trial versions of WhatsApp, the function is available in version v2.22. Play, but so far ordinary testers cannot use it.
This version of Whatsapp, which is still working, allegedly has functionality that is not yet available; the option “View Past Participants”, which appears at the end of the general list of group members. At the same time, group members report that those with the proper access level can see former users; not only administrators have this opportunity. However, that could all change before the functionality becomes 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 publicize it. The beta version of WhatsApp Desktop recently introduced corresponding functionality (also not yet available to beta testers). The only people who will know about leaving the group will be the user and the admins. So far, a general chat notification appears whenever someone leaves the group.