WhatsApp, the mobile instant messaging software, has released a new update suggesting that the program will cease to function on older Android and Apple handsets on November 1.
After that date, outdated devices will no longer get program support and will be incompatible with WhatsApp. According to the business, support for older phones is being phased down in order to preserve the app’s best functionality for the latest devices.
According to sources, all Android phones with an operating system equal to or lower than Android 4.0.3 would no longer get support beginning in November. In the case of Apple devices, cellphones running iOS 9 and earlier would be disconnected.
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 small, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2 are among the other Android phones that will no longer get updates or support.
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.
ZTE: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
Sony: Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
Alcatel: One Touch Evo 7
Others: Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1, and THL W8.
Meanwhile, Apple products include the Apple iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S Plus.
Although WhatsApp will no longer support the mentioned teams, the app will not cease to function immediately. Some major aspects of the application will no longer be available to users. They will be unable to connect to WhatsApp Web since entering the platform requires scanning a QR code from the program downloaded on the mobile phone, which in certain circumstances may no longer be visible.
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