Another year is about to end in the next three months, that means there is another cycle of WhatsApp’s end of support for some Android smartphones and iPhones. WhatsApp has shared a list of devices that will no longer support WhatsApp messaging app starting November 1, 2021. The devices will no longer have support for the WhatsApp app and will be incompatible starting November 1. In general, these will be Android phones that are running on Android 4.0.3 or lower, and Apple iPhones that are running on iOS 9 or older.
List of Smartphones Not Supporting WhatsApp
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Samsung Galaxy Trend II, Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.
iPhone SE (first generation), iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, in case they’re not updated from iOS 10, will lose support for WhatsApp.
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.
Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
The Huawei Ascend Mate, Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2.
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.
All of these phones will not receive support from WhatsApp and will be incompatible with the app.
To check which OS an iPhone is running on, users can head over to the Settings menu, then to the general and information option, and then software, where they will be able to see the OS running that particular iPhone.
Android users can head to Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version their smartphone is running on.
After rolling out a new feature that allowed users to send messages that disappear after seven days, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now reportedly working on a similar update that will have messages disappear after 90 days.