With the beginning of November, WhatsApp will end support for 43 models. The app developers have released a list of all the phones with which the messenger will no longer be compatible.
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WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messengers. Among other things, it owes its position to its compatibility with most smartphones. It turns out that the developers have decided to narrow down that pool this time. WhatsApp wants to focus on the latest generation of smartphones to guarantee their users the best possible app experience. This comes at a price, so they have to drop support for older devices that won’t be able to handle the latest messenger features.
WhatsApp has published the full list of smartphones that will be stripped of support from November 1. These are all devices running Android older than or equal to version 4.0.3 or iOS 9:
- 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
- Other: Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.
- iPhone: iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus
If your phone is on the list, it will lose compatibility with the app as of November 1. If you want to keep your conversations you should backup your data. You will be able to use the messenger under the same number after changing the device to a newer one.