Every now and then, WhatsApp updates arrive for many users from its official site or in the play store. It is in the same vein that older phones lose WhatsApp support. Older operating systems like Symbian, Tizen, Blackberry, KaiOs, and other older versions of Android, etc are facing this problem already.
The app, which frequently phases down support for older devices, will do so again in two months, meaning it will no longer work on 43 older smartphone models. According to various sources, WhatsApp will discontinue supporting older models in order to keep the service secure.
And the policy is: If you lose access to the app on your previous smartphone, you’ll also lose your communication history. So you have to back up their data and upgrading to a new latest phone is the only possible solution.
According to WhatsApp’s FAQ website, the app will continue to function for the following software users:
- Android devices running OS 4.1 or later
- iPhones with iOS 10 or later
- JioPhone and JioPhone 2 are among the phones that run KaiOS 2.5.1 or newer
Phones that are to lose Whatsapp Support
Samsung – Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.
Apple – iPhone SE, 6S, and 6S Plus.
LG – 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
Huawei – Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
Sony – Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
ZTE – ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
Others– 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
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