WhatsApp: If you are an iPhone user, this news is important for you! Meta-owned instant-messaging app WhatsApp will stop working for select iPhone models starting October 24. The popular messaging platform will stop working for iPhones running iOS 10 and iOS 11 software.
According to WABetaInfo, Apple is alerting some iPhone users about the end of WhatsApp support for them. WhatsApp has reportedly begun to issue warnings to iPhone users who are using iOS 10 or iOS 11 versions of the programme. WhatsApp users have already received a message that the app will soon no longer be accessible on their smartphones.
The iOS 10 and iOS 11 software versions are not widely used on iPhones and this will only affect only two iPhone versions, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c.
If your iPhone is running on the older software, please update the phone immediately.
To update, simply go to the Settings menu > About > Software update to see if your iPhone is running the latest software.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp banned over 23 lakh bad accounts in India in July in compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021. WhatsApp additionally received 574 complaint reports in the month of July in India, and the records “actioned” were 27.
The platform with over 400 million users in the country had restricted over 22 lakh accounts with bad records in June. “In accordance with the IT Rules 2021, we’ve published our report for the month of July 2022. As captured in the latest monthly report, WhatsApp banned over 2.3 million accounts (2,387,000) in the month of July,” a company spokesperson said.
Under the upgraded IT Rules 2021, major digital and social media platforms, with in excess of five million users, have to publish monthly compliance reports.