Are you one of those people who can’t go ten minutes without checking Facebook? Do you still use an older smartphone and haven’t or can’t upgrade to the latest versions of Facebook?

If the answer is yes to these questions, you may have to upgrade your phone and/or operating system very soon or face withdrawal symptoms as Facebook pulls the plug on support for older apps.

Yes Facebook and Messenger fans could be about to be social media outcasts if you use any of the following versions of Facebook and Messenger.


Facebook for iPad v26, released on October 10, 2011, and below.
Messenger v8, released on July 14, 2014, and below.
Facebook for iOS, released on October 10, 2011, and below.


Facebook for Android v55, released on November 16, 2015, and below.
Messenger v10, released on August 14, 2014, and below.


Facebook for Windows Phone.
Messenger for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1.
Facebook for Windows 8 and 8.1 desktop app.

It may just be that you need an OS upgrade or worse, you could be required to splash the cash and invest in a new smartphone.

However it is not all doom and gloom. The social media giant says older devices may still be able to use Facebook via their mobile web browser.

To be fair to Facebook, if you desire the best experience then you must keep your app up to date and of course purchase a new phone every two or three years. If you remain in the dark ages with technology, eventually you will lose out in one way or another, with this being a good example.

Who has the oldest smartphone amongst our visitors?

Tell us what it is and why you haven’t moved on.


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