A number of old smartphones will soon not be able to support WhatsApp. The messaging app keeps rolling out new versions regularly and that means OS versions have to keep up or be left out.
WhatsApp will stop working on some Android and iOS devices from November 1. The Facebook-owned messaging app keeps updating its software requirements regularly and shares it on its Help Centre. Starting from November 1, WhatsApp will only be compatible with devices running on Android OS 4.1 and above, iOS 10 and above or phones running on KaiOS 2.5.1 or above, which include the JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
In a recent update, WhatsApp has shared a fresh list of OSes and smartphones it would no longer support.
From November 1st, the app will no longer support systems running on Android 4.1, Apple iOS 10 and KaiOS 2.5.1., revealed in its FAQ section.
Below is a list of phones that will no longer support WhatsApp:
– iPhone SE (first generation), iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, in case they’re not updated from iOS 10, will lose support for WhatsApp.
– But if iPhone SE, 6s and 6s Plus are updated to iOS 14, this would allow you to continue using WhatsApp.
The LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus F3, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD, Optimus 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
ZTE list of devices include ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE Grand X Quad V987, ZTE Grand Memo and ZTE V956.
The Huawei Ascend Mate, Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2.
Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L and Xperia Arc S.
Samsung Galaxy phones that have received the axe include The Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Xcover 2.