WhatsApp has announced today that later this year, all users on iPhone of the app will need to be running iOS 12 or later. Any users using an older version of the operating system will not be able to access the app after 24th October 2022.

iOS 12 was released nearly four years ago at this stage, coming out in September 2018. Any devices not being able to run it are on iOS 10 and iOS 11, with mainly devices such as the iPhone 5 and ‌iPhone‌ 5C.

WhatApp has said that for the foreseeable future, devices such as ‌iPhone‌ 5s, ‌iPhone‌ 6, and ‌iPhone‌ 6s will be supported.