Come November 1 and WhatsApp will reportedly stop running on a number of older-generation smartphones from Apple, Samsung and others. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has confirmed that it will stop supporting Android phones running OS 4.0.4 and older from November 1, 2021 onwards and iPhones running iOS 10 and newer. Here’s the list of the phones that will lose support as per a report in metro.co.uk.
Three old-generation iPhones are set to lose support. These include Apple iPhone SE (first-generation), iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
The Samsung phones in the list include: Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.
There are most number of LG phones in the list. The names are: 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 Optimus F3Q.
There are four ZTE phones in the list. The names are: ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
The names of Huawei phones are: Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2.
No worry for JioPhone users
However, Jio Phone users need not worry. As WhatsApp has clarified that “select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 newer, including the Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2” will continue to get support for the chat app.