WhatsApp will end support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 versions of Apple’s mobile operating system and will require all users to run at least iOS 12 after October 24, 2022.

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This mainly means iOS 10 and iOS 11 users. iPhone 5 and ‌iPhone‌ 5C owners – will no longer be able to use the encrypted chat service after the specified date.

WhatsApp already states that Help center currently officially supports iOS 12 or newer, so likely ‌iPhone‌ models such as ‌iPhone‌ 5s, ‌iPhone‌ 6, and ‌iPhone‌ 6s will continue to be fully supported for the foreseeable future.

Users who want to upgrade their ‌iPhone‌ and use the app after the above date can back up their WhatsApp chats. iCloudand restore chat histories to a newer, supported device. You can find instructions on how to do this here.

(via WaBetaInfo.)

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