Will your device stop working on WhatsApp by 1st November?

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Will your smartphone device stop working on WhatsApp by 1st November?

 

WhatsApp will stop working on older mobile phone devices in 2 months’ time

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp will cease working on older smartphone models come the 1st of November. WhatsApp is officially the world’s most popular international instant messaging platform, with approximately two billion users around the globe, and has now notched up a staggering five billion downloads, making it only the second non-Google app to achieve this milestone.

The Facebook-owned app, which regularly phases out support for older devices, will unleash its latest cull within two months by 1st November, meaning the app will stop working on 43 older smartphone models.

The Facebook-owned app, WhatsApp, has added iOS-to-Android chat history transfer tool rolls to Samsung devices and now also lets you join in-progress group call – free form group chat likened to Zoom calls in a bid to stop supporting the app on older mobile phone models in a bid to keep the app secure, according to media reports.

 

List of 43 smartphone devices that will stop working on Whatsapp Messenger

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp will cease working on 43 devices older smartphone models in two months’ time come the 1st of November.

According to WhatsApp’s FAQ page, the app will keep working for:

  • Androids running OS 4.1 and newer
  • iPhones running iOS 10 and newer
  • Select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

If your phone is on this list, you won’t be able to access WhatsApp after 1 November:

Apple

  • iPhone SE, 6S, and 6S Plus.

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.

LG

  • LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact , Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.

ZTE

  • ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.

Huawei

  • Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.

Sony

  • Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.

Others

  • Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1, and THL W8.
According to thehindu, WhatsApp outranked  Facebook’s Messenger, which has 1.3 billion users, and WeChat, which has 1.2 billion users, hitting approximately 1.6 billion monthly active users, as of 2019.

 

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