WhatsApp is quickly to cease engaged on thousands and thousands of telephones.
Folks with older iPhone and Android fashions can be unable to make use of the favored messaging app after December 31 with out getting an improve.
WhatsApp will stop to operate on 49 makes of cellphone, together with the iPhone 5 and 5c together with a number of Android fashions from Samsung, Huawei and LG.
Customers can be notified with a warning message earlier than the app stops working.
An announcement from WhatsApp explaining the transfer stated: ‘Units and software program change continuously, so we often assessment what working techniques we assist and make updates.
‘These units additionally won’t have the newest safety updates, or may lack the performance required to run WhatsApp.
‘To decide on what to cease supporting, yearly we, like different expertise corporations, take a look at which units and software program are the oldest and have the fewest variety of folks nonetheless utilizing them.
‘To replace your working system on an iPhone go to the ‘basic’ settings and choose ‘software program replace’.