WhatsApp is removing support for a lot of Android and iOS models starting from the 1st of November, 2021. It means that all models not supporting the app by or after November 1, won’t be able to send messages and photos including viewing videos from friends.
Android models having version 4.0.4 or earlier versions, and iPhone models having iOS 9 or earlier versions installed will become incompatible with WhatsApp. Here is a list of devices that won’t be compatible to use WhatsApp later this year;
- 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
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.