The WhatsApp application will stop working properly from November 1 on around 40 phone models. The list of affected smartphones below.
WhatsApp will drop support for older versions of Android and iOS. A regular process since she had made a similar announcement in February 2020, as reported Current wife.
Which phones are affected?
“As of November 1, 2021, WhatsApp will no longer support Android smartphones running Android 4.0.4 and earlier. Please switch to a supported device or save your chat history before that date,” reads in the WhatsApp FAQ.
In total, around forty smartphone models are potentially affected. Here is the list compiled by the messaging application:
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 ; THL W8 ; iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus ; Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, Ascend D2 ; LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, F5, L3 II Dual, L5, L5 II, L5 Dual, L3 II, L7, L7 II Dual, L7 II, F6, Enact, L4 II Dual, F3, L4 II, L2 II, Nitro HD and 4X HD, F3Q ; Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Ace 2 ; Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S ; ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, Memo.
To overcome this problem, WhatsApp recommends that users with one of these devices update their phone. More globally, WhatsApp recommends using smartphones with Android 4.1 and higher, iPhone with iOS 10 and higher, some basic mobile phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 and higher.
According to the site dedicated to high-tech PhonAndroid, if the application is already installed on these mobiles, it should still be possible to continue using it after the deadline, but some features are liable to bug.