WhatsApp to stop working on over 50 phone models
Is your phone on the list?
WhatsApp will no longer be supported on 53 phone models in November, due to their obsoletion.
The devices will no longer have support for the WhatsApp app and will be incompatible starting next month.
In a note on their website, WhatsApp have said that they "will no longer support Android phones running OS 4.0.4 and older on November 1, 2021".
They recommend that people who wish to keep using WhatsApp to upgrade their devices or to save their chat history before November to prevent loss of data.
Here is the list of phone models that will be affected in November;
iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE.
Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II, Dual Optimus L5, Best L5 II, Optimus L5, Dual Best L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7, Dual Best L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact Optimus F3, Best L4 II, Best L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD, Optimus 4X HD and Optimus F3Q.
Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3, mini Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.
Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
Alcatel, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, and Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820 UMi X2, Run F1, THL W8.
There will be no future updates for these phone models, and some features may not work as they would on newer models – meaning they'll eventually become unusable.