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  • MaryGrace Lerin

WhatsApp Will Stop Working on a Number Of Smartphones


Being the world's most popular messaging platform, it's reasonable to assume that we're all a little dependent on WhatsApp.


Recently, the Facebook-owned network has added a number of new features, including self-destructing messages that vanish after being seen once, similar to Snapchat.

While the app's blue ticks feature already makes message senders tense, users of the app might likely face more serious issues.


WhatsApp may cease operating on a variety of Apple and Android phones, so keep reading to find out which models are likely to be impacted.


Which phones will WhatsApp stop operating on in November?


According to WhatsApp's FAQ section, phones running anything older than Android OS 4.1, Apple's iOS 10, and KaiOS 2.5.1 will stop operating in November.


Since newer operating systems aren't compatible with a variety of smartphone models, WhatsApp isn't available for 43 various devices.


The messaging app will no longer be available on the following smartphones:


Apple

Only three Apple handsets will no longer be worked on by the popularly used platform.

The iPhone SE, 6S and 6S Plus.

Android

WhatsApp will no longer work on 40 Android devices, including Samsung, Huawei, and Sony models.

Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.

LG

The 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

The ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.

Huawei

The Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.

Sony

The Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.

Others

The 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 and THL W8.


What should I do if WhatsApp is no longer supported on my smartphone?


If your smartphone isn't compatible with WhatsApp any longer, you'll need to switch to a newer model with a compatible operating system.

Don't be concerned; the app is unlikely to cease working immediately.

If you upgrade to a newer phone that supports the app, your old account will be reactivated if you use the same phone number.


You can maintain your conversation history even if you can't transfer it from one platform to another, such as from Android to iPhone.

Export your chat history as an email attachment to achieve this before November 20, 2021.

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