Whatsapp announces to ditch these smartphones for their services

10:22 PM | 23 Oct, 2023
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Social messaging service WhatsApp has made a sad announcement for tech-savvy buffs.

According to the Facebook-owned service blog post, the WhatsApp messenger will not work on a few iPhones and Android phones.

The messenger service will no longer be available for android version 5.0 (lollipop) or earlier operating systems:

If you are currently using these older versions, it is recommended that you update your operating systems or your mobile phones.

You've probably been seeing such alerts if you're one of the few people using WhatsApp on Android 4.1 or 4.4. 

The app won't launch starting tomorrow and will only display a notice with a button for additional information. You could try altering the date settings on your phone. However, that only serves as a short-term cure and prevents you from using chat until you put your phone on aeroplane mode.

You have 24 hours to transfer your WhatsApp data to an Android smartphone that is running Android 5.0 or later. Your best option is to transfer your conversations directly, without relying on Google Drive, as even Google stopped supporting Google Play services on android version 'KitKat'.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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