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WhatsApp discards old phones today as new update takes effect November 1

World’s leading Social media giant, WhatsApp has listed phones that will be supported beginning November 1, 2021 owning to new software updates.


The Facebook owned platform revealed recently that it has been working on new features for its app on Android and iOS, and that WhatsApp will only be compatible with smartphones running Android 4.1 or above, iOS 10 or above, and KaiOS 2.5.1 or above.

List of WhatsApp -Incompatible Smartphones:

Apple phones that will not support WhatsApp November 1:

Beginning November 1, WhatsApp will stop supporting iPhones running iOS 9 and below. So, Apple devices that cannot be updated to iOS 10 will be incompatible with WhatsApp. Currently, this only includes the iPhone 4S.

IT News Nigeria also gathered that other iPhone models such as the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and 6S Plus must be upgraded to iOS 15 before deadline to join over 2 billion users of the social media network

Samsung: Samsung smartphones that will be unable to run WhatsApp from November include:

Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

Galaxy Trend II

Galaxy SII

Galaxy S3 mini

Galaxy Xcover 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy Ace 2.

See also: WhatsApp Policy Change: Regulator advises users after meeting Facebook

Sony: The Sony devices that will stop supporting WhatsApp later this year will be:

Sony Xperia Miro

Sony Xperia Neo L

Xperia Arc S.

Huawei: You can check out the list of Huawei devices that will be unable to run WhatsApp right below

Huawei Ascend G740

Ascend Mate

Ascend D Quad XL

Ascend D1 Quad XL

Ascend P1 S

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Ascend D2.

ZTE: The ZTE models that cannot be upgraded to Android 4.1 to support WhatsApp are

ZTE Grand S Flex

ZTE V956

Grand X Quad V987

Grand Memo.

LG: The list of LG devices that will stop supporting WhatsApp from November is pretty long. You can check it out right below

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


Optimus L4 II Dual

Optimus F3

Optimus L4 II

Optimus L2 II

Optimus Nitro HD


Optimus F3Q.

Other Smartphones
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


DreamGrow ranks the Top 10 Social Networking Apps as follows: Messenger (owned by Facebook) 1.2 billion; WhatsApp (owned by Facebook) 1.2 billion; QQ Chat 899 million; WeChat 806 million; Instagra (owned by Facebook) 700 million; QZone 652 million; Viber 249 million; Snapchat 200 million; and YY 122 million

What to do by November 1 if your phone cannot support WhatsApp?

You are advised to backup all your data and conversations on WhatsApp before November 1 to avoid losses. The can facilitate these backup via Google Drive or iCloud until you are able to afford supporting devices. Thereafter restore your critical backups.

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