WhatsApp will no longer be available on some iOS or Android smartphones or smartphones as of November 1, 2021. The Facebook-owned instant messaging app has officially discontinued support for devices running Android 4.0.2 and iOS 8.
The Facebook-owned application will stop support for devices running Android 4.0.3 and iOS 8 and below operating systems. WhatsApp will only focus on updating and adding features to the latest smartphone generation to optimize the services.
WhatsApp recommends using an Android phone running OS 4.0.3 or an iPhone running iOS 9 and above in its FAQ section. So, most of the smartphones on the market run the latest versions of the current operating systems, Android and iOS. Users don’t need to worry.
However, if you are still using the old phone, you need to change to a new phone model. Here’s a list of phones that WhatsApp will block in 3 weeks:
Apple iPhone 4 and below. Then, Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2. Then, LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, and Optimus L3 II.
Next up, LG 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. The ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, Grand Memo, and Motorola Droid Razr.
Not only that. WhatsApp will also be gone forever from the 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, and Xperia Arc S.