Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chassidim Scrambling to Update Their IPhones As Millions of users of WhatsApp Are Going to lose service!

WhatsApp, a popular smartphone messaging app that billions of users worldwide use to connect, is shutting down service to millions of users who are using outdated devices. 

And "Heimishe WhatsApp" groups are going into panic mode....

Rumor has it that "askanim: are busy  setting up  gemachs to fund the much needed updated phones ... Chassidishe Rabbanim doubt that those contributing can count that as maaser.......

The Facebook-owned company called it a “tough decision” to stop supporting operations on older versions of Android, Apple and Windows phones by requiring them to use more updated OS software.

WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in the next couple of months as the company withdraws support for some older mobile platforms, Facebook said.

The latest update on iOS will lock out anyone using an iPhone 5 or earlier. Anyone using an Android phone will need at least version 4.0, known as “Ice Cream Sandwich,” of that software to keep messaging.
However, users on Windows Phones will be locked out forever after Dec. 31, the company said.

The sum total of users lost by these changes will be in the millions, according to reports.
Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014 and said it plans to more closely integrate the messaging platform into its other messaging apps, namely Facebook Messenger and Instagram

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Sfardi Kapo in Monsey who is the Satmar / Toldos Aharon wannabe will have to take up a new collection. Despite living like a King with full time maid, etc, he already shnors for tuition hanuchos & when he makes simchos, telling the rabbunim in South Monsey that they have to bankroll all the funds vus er munnt.