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Millions of People Are About to Lose WhatsApp - Find Out Why

Millions of People Are About to Lose WhatsApp - Find Out Why

Millions of users are about to lose WhatsApp.

The popular smartphone messaging app – used by billions – will be shutting down service to those using outdated devices.

The Facebook-owned company said it was a “tough decision” to stop serving older versions of Android, Apple, and Windows phones, requiring them to update their OS software.

WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of phones in the next couple of months, Facebook said.

The most recent iOS update will lock out users of the iPhone 5 or earlier. Android users will require at least version 4.0 to continue messaging, and users on Windows Phones will be shut out forever after December 31.

The total users lost by the changes will hit the millions, according to reports.

Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014. They plan to combine it more closely into their other messaging apps, specifically Facebook Messenger and Instagram.

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