WhatsApp’s new update is from the 1st of November is for not supporting more than 50 smartphones. The reason is the operating systems of these phones are too outdated for the communication app to work properly without a hassle. Check out the list of smartphones.
WhatsApp’s annual update will roll out soon and it’s for the smartphone that has an outdated operating system. WhatsApp stops supporting more than 50 smartphones from November 1st. To retain their WhatsApp accounts users of these phones have to switch on the upgraded versions of the smartphones.
WhatsApp earlier released a list of the phones. Which are not compatible with teh applications including iOS, Android, and other operating systems. This means no matter which company’s phone you have if you have the older version then you have to look for the upgrade before November.
According to the WhatsApp OS compatibility statement, WhatsApp says that its app will only run on Android version 4.1 and newer from November 1st. If you are an iPhone user then, this limit has been set to iOS 10 and newer versions. Similarly, JioPhone and JioPhone 2, KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer, will run WhatsApp going forward.
Check out the list for iPhones, iPhones, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone SE.
Samsung phones, like Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2. Four ZTE devices will lose support as well, including ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, and Grand Memo. Many LG devices are on the brink too.
The list includes Lucid 2, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F7 Best L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Best L3 II, Optimus L7 II Dual, Best L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Best L4 II, Best L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD, Optimus 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q. Sony Xperia Miro, Xperia Neo L, and Xperia Arc S will also be outdated for WhatsApp post-November 1.
Other smartphones according to the WhatsApp list include those of Huawei, Alcatel, Lenovo, THL, and more.
Users of these devices are advised to back up their chat data before the mentioned date. In case you do not switch on the upgraded version of the smartphone before the date, your account can still be activated but you will be not able to access it in the older versions of the phones.