WhatsApp will stop working on 43 Smartphones by November - Is Yours on the List ?


Millions of users in the coming weeks won't be able to have access to Facebook Owned - Social Media Messaging Application - WhatsApp unless they upgrade their devices to a newer version or buy any latest device.

43 Smartphones: WhatsApp Withdraws Support
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According to a statement by the cross-platform instant messaging service for mobile devices that relies on the internet for the transmission of messages with over 2 billion active users globally, “it is ending support for older devices.” 

From November 1, 2021, WhatsApp says 43 smartphone models - both on Android and iOS - will stop working.

Users will lose the ability to send messages and snaps, or make video calls to family and friends, using the encrypted messaging service.

Smartphone models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier installed will become incompatible with WhatsApp, as well as iPhones with iOS 9 or earlier installed.

WhatsApp Ends Support For 43 Smartphones

The following phone models will lose access to the service:

• Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Trend II, Trend Lite, Core, Ace 2

• LG Optimus F7, F5, L3 II Dual, F7 II, F5 II

• Sony Xperia

• Huawei Ascend Mate and Ascend D2

• Apple iPhone SE, 6S, and 6S Plus

WhatsApp has added tons of new features this year - such as disappearing messages, joinable group calls, and stickers.

The App is phasing out support for older devices to ensure the platform still runs securely.


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