A WhatsApp spokesperson said the company was encouraging people to upgrade to the latest version of the app and keep their mobile operating system up to date.
This helps protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices.
“We are constantly working alongside industry partners to provide the latest security enhancements to help protect our users,” they added.
If your phone does not have its auto-update setting turned on, you will need to manually update WhatsApp to the latest version of the app.
Steps on how to update Whatsapp
- Go the your Google play store or Apple’s App Store
- Search for WhatsApp in the search column
- Click on update after the WhatsApp icon shows.
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