WhatsApp will stop supporting some old Android and iOS phones starting from November 1, 2021. This means users will no longer be able to send messages and photos, or even view videos from your friends.
From November 1, about 43 smartphone models – both Android and iOS – will lose the ability to send messages and pictures, or make video calls, using the encrypted messaging service. Smartphone models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier installed will become incompatible with WhatsApp, as well as iPhones with iOS 9 or earlier installed.
In this light, the following phone models will lose access to the instant messaging app:
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Trend II, Trend Lite, Core, Ace 2
- LG Optimus F7, F5, L3 II Dual, F7 II, F5 II
- Sony Xperia
- Huawei Ascend Mate and Ascend D2
- Apple iPhone SE, 6S, and 6S Plus
- This also include smartphones that still runs Android 4.0.4 .
Google had also announced its plans to completely end sign-in support for older Android devices this month. That means anyone with a device older than Android 2.3.7 will no longer be able to access basic Google services that make their phones functional.