Why WhatsApp may soon stop working on your phone

To be able to continue enjoying Whatsapp services, owners of affected devices have two options – upgrade their device software (if possible) or get a brand new phone.

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WhatsApp, a popular social media messaging app, will no longer work on some phones as from November 1, 2021, due to compatibility issues.

The phones that will allegedly be affected include 52 android and iPhone devices which are currently used by millions worldwide.

The inability of the application to function on these devices, reports say is because owners of the platform will cease to provide support for the operating system running on such old model devices.

To be able to continue enjoying Whatsapp services, owners of affected devices have two options – upgrade their device software (if possible) or get a brand new phone.

According to a report published by Sun UK, the phones that will be affected by this technology upgrade include:

• Galaxy Trend Lite

• Galaxy Trend II

•Galaxy SII

•Galaxy S3 mini

• Galaxy Xcover 2

• Galaxy Core

• Galaxy Ace 2

• Lucid 2

• Optimus F7

• Optimus F5

• Optimus L3 II Dual

•Optimus F5

•Optimus L5

•Best L5 II

•Optimus L5 Dual

•Best L3 II

•Optimus L7

  1. Optimus L7 II Dual

•Best L7 II

•Optimus F6, Enact

•Optimus L4 II Dual

•Optimus F3

•Best L4 II

• Best L2 II

•Optimus Nitro HD

• Optimus 4X HD

• Optimus F3Q

• ZTE V956

•Grand X Quad V987

•Grand Memo

• Xperia Miro

•Xperia Neo L

•Xperia Arc S

•Alcatel

•Ascend G740

• Ascend Mate

•Ascend D Quad XL

•Ascend D1 Quad XL

•Ascend P1 S

• Ascend D2

• Archos 53 Platinum

• HTC Desire 500

• Caterpillar Cat B15

•Wiko Cink Five

• Wiko Darknight

• Lenovo A820

•UMi X2

• Run F1

•THL W8

• iPhone SE

•iPhone 6S

• iPhone 6S Plus

However, the November 1st date seemingly only applies to Android devices.

On WhatsApp’s support page, there is a note specifically saying that older devices will lose their access to the service, because “WhatsApp will no longer support Android phones running OS 4.0.4 and older”.

“Please switch to a supported device or save your chat history before then,” WhatsApp advises.

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