From November 1, 2021, WhatsApp will stop working on 43 smartphone models, both Android and iOS. This instant messaging platform will stop supporting some old devices. What this means is that, the application will completely stop working on some devices or they’ll be incompatible with the WhatsApp app.
In order to continue using the application, the user won’t have any choice but to get a new device with support for the app. The users can back up their chat history before moving to the new device in order to retain all chats and media.
Here is the complete list of smartphones that won’t have WhatsApp working on them:
Samsung: Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII,
Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.
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: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
Sony: Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
Alcatel: One Touch Evo 7
Others: Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15,
Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2,
Faea F1 and THL W8.
Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone 6S
Apple iPhone 6S Plus
If this includes your device, you’ll need to upgrade to a newer model of phone that has an operating system the company supports.