In the coming months, WhatsApp plans to end support for Apple‘s iOS 10, iOS 11, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. The support will officially end on October 24, 2022, by prompting users to update their device with the latest version, as WABetaInfo noted.
According to the WhatsApp Help Center page, the minimum version of iOS is iOS 12 or later, so users can continue to use WhatsApp on their devices. “Unfortunately, WhatsApp will no longer be compatible with iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C since iOS 12 is not available for these devices, but… who is using iPhone 5/5C nowadays? Removing the support for certain iOS versions is needed to support the latest features implemented on WhatsApp,” WABetaInfo stated in the blog.