WhatsApp will stop working on some Android and iPhones from October.
Meta-owned WhatsApp is planning to withdraw support for iOS 10, iOS 11, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C.
Many of the WhatsApp in-app features may not be available to iPhone users across the world. These features could be reactions or payments but we do not know exactly which all features will get affected by this change. WhatsApp also does it to the Android ecosystem as well to keep them updated.
According to the WhatsApp tracker, WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will stop supporting some iPhones starting October 24, 2022.
Devices operating on iOS 10 and iOS 11 will not be able to function properly with all the features after that. The least supporting base will be iOS 12 and above to fully enjoy the features of WhatsApp.
Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C are not compatible with iOS 12 and hence these users would not be able to use WhatsApp as the new changes will start rolling out. WhatsApp simply means upgrading the security of the chat and other in-app features.