Stella Dimoko WhatsApp Will Stop Working On Millions Of Phones By January 1st


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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

WhatsApp Will Stop Working On Millions Of Phones By January 1st

WHATSAPP will soon stop working on millions of phones from Friday January 1,2021...This means lots of people will be entering 2021 without access to the popular app...please check if yours is among oooooh...

People with older smartphones should be warned that the app could stop working for them next year if they don't update their software. 

That means they've only got two weeks left unless they want to start using the chatting platform on a compatible device.

According to, certain older smartphone won't be able to use WhatsApp in 2021.

It said WhatsApp will stop working for people who are using an iPhone that hasn't been updated to iOS 9 software or higher.

Android users who don't have 4.0.3 operating systems or newer will also reportedly be affected.

If you have an iPhone 4 or older you won't be able to update to newer software.

Some Android devices like the Motorola Droid Razr and the Samsung Galaxy S2 also still run on outdated software.

If you have an old phone you may want to try upgrading to the newest software possible so you don't get caught out next year.

Apple users need to go to Settings and then "General" and "About" to see what software version they're using.

On Android you need to go to Settings and then "About Phone".

Alternatively, you may need to upgrade to a slightly newer handset.

Part of the WhatsApp website reveals what operating systems it is compatible with.
Users who need to upgrade will be warned in the app itself.

WhatsApp – a quick history


WhatsApp was created in 2009 by computer programmers Brian Acton and Jan Koum - former employees of Yahoo:::

It's one of the most popular messaging services in the world
Koum came up with the name WhatsApp because it sounded like "what's up"...

After a number of tweaks the app was released with a messaging component in June 2009, with 250,000 active users...

It was originally free but switched to a paid service to avoid growing too fast. Then in 2016, it became free again for all users...

Facebook bought WhatsApp Inc in February 2014 for $19.3billion (£14.64bn)
The app is particularly popular because all messages are encrypted during transit, shutting out snoopers...

As of 2020, WhatsApp has over 2billion users globally.
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  1. Martins nwa nnem biko come ooo
    iOS 9 is it different or what? All I know is that I have iOS. Chai iti adiro nma chaa

  2. ''The app is particularly popular because all messages are encrypted during transit, shutting out snoopers...'' Stella this is your handwriting 不不不不不不不不不

  3. It can stop working. Na them sabi. I miss the days of Yahoo messenger.

  4. Till then.. .if they want to block it they I no fit stress

  5. Federal Government is threatening to block millions of Sim cards over National ID number.

    Now WhatsApp has come with their own threat.

    Last last, na to do old school letter writing.

    1. 不不不不不不
      I personally miss the days of penpals

  6. If not for whatsapp. Families no go dey hear from their loved ones home and abroad like kilode

  7. Why is this company in the business of shutting people out yearly?

  8. Hmmmm
    Looking at my own phone with side eyes

  9. Let me goan check if my OS is 4.0.3. I dey come.

  10. They should not try it o because I loooove whatsapp. I even just received the gist on whatsapp about Davido's fight with Chioma over the two girls he cheated with in Enugu before he went to Ghana to fight. Sweet hot hot gist

    1. Abeg oooo come gist us lol..

    2. Anon u no there's love in sharing,abeg no do us like this na..gist us beg I dey beg oo babiala

  11. anonymous 13:17don't kee me with laugh. Abeg, care to share? I no mind hear the gist

  12. Just checked mine I included?martins reply oh

  13. If you bought your phone in the last 3yrs, you can't be affected - I believe most android phones sold in the Nigerian market has always come with latest Android firmware.
    So it's not an issue, except maybe for Iphone users.


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