WhatsApp is a very popular messaging app for both android and ios users. WhatsApp on 15th march 2021 rolled out a new update for WhatsApp messenger version 2.21.50 for iPhone users that has dropped the support for ios 9.
which means that iPhones running ios 9 cannot use WhatsApp anymore. this means WhatsApp stops working on iPhone 4S.
the news was confirmed by whataspp itself in whatspp help center page on its website.
in the about supported operating system page, whatsapp has clearly mentioned that it works on Android devices with OS 4.0.3 or newer and Iphones running ios 10 or newer.
selected kaiOS phones with version 2.5.1 newer, including JioPhone and Jiophone 2.
you can see the image below.
the new update version 2.21.50 was launched on 15 march 202. the update introduces disapperaing messages feature, which allows users to set chats disappear after 7 days.also you can search and find stickers with text and new wallpapers set gives new fresh look.also the new update lets you set wallpaper for dark mode separately.
so if you are using Nay iPhone with ios 9 or earlier ios version, then you should take a backup of your WhatsApp chats, as now there is no way You can run WhatsApp on your ios 9 devices.