People using iPhone 5 or below or Android phones from 2010 will not be able to use WhatsApp soon.
In a blog post, WhatsApp says it is removing older smartphones from its list of the compatible devices.
The reason it gives is that it cannot guarantee the security of the users.
Owners of iPhones using OS8 and Android using an older version than 2.33 will be affected.
The same applies to people using Windows phones with the 8.1 operating system. They will not be able to use WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is the most popular free messaging service on mobile phones. However, there are alternatives out there.
Some of these alternatives are even better than WhatsApp but they are not as popular in some countries.
USE TELEGRAM, STUPID!
While WhatsApp is going to stop supporting older smartphones, which is a smart move for the Facebook-owned company, there is Telegram!
“For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest version of iOS available for your phone,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.
WhatsApp will make its app inaccessible.
However, we recommend that you go to the Apple Store and Google Play and find the less popular Telegram.
Nevertheless, you will not be able to use the popular app if your phone runs on the older versions of Android.
Any version older than Android 3.0 will no longer be compatible with Android but it’s compatible with Android 4.0 and OS 6.
ADVANTAGES OF USING TELEGRAM
Telegram has end-to-end encryption for all communications, and it has the reputation of offering a solid privacy framework.
While WhatsApp groups can only have a few hundred users, Telegram allows you to have 200,000 members.
On WhatsApp, you can send messages to only five people at a time. With Telegram, you can send text and media message in bulk.
It uses a cloud-based technology that allows sending messages faster than any other apps.
It is also lighter, takes less space on your mobile devices, and you do not need a phone number once you activate it!
Telegram is free and open-source. And it has hidden gems, such as movie networks. There you can download your favourite shows. They also have chat groups where things are really happening.
Compared to the restrictions and risks offered by WhatsApp, we would suggest you go for Telegram!
Even the terrorists and narcotic dealers use Telegram. Why? Because they can go undetected for a very long time.
Telegram Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows desktop, Linux (both 32 and 64-bit), macOS, and also offers a web version.