Millions of people across the world rely on the popular messaging app, WhatsApp, to communicate with their friends, loved ones, and colleagues on a daily basis. But many of them will not be able to use the app anymore because of the model of their phones.

According to a report by UK-based publication, The Sun, the app will stop working on several models of smartphones starting from November 2021.

Per the publication, the app will not be supported on both iPhone and Android models, therefore, affected users will either have to buy a new phone or update the software of their smartphones. 

The publication says that more than 40 different smartphone models will not be able to support WhatsApp, and the deadline for updating the software is November 1.

In order to use WhatsApp, Android users will need to be using Android 4.1 or later, while iPhone users will need to be on iOS 10 or later, the publication said.

Here’s the list of phones which will not be able to support WhatsApp from November.


iPhone 5iPhone 6S PlusiPhone SE


Galaxy Trend Lite Galaxy Trend IIGalaxy SIIIGalaxy S3 MiniGalaxy Xcover 2Galaxy CoreGalaxy Ace 2


Lucid 2Optimus F7Optimus F5Optimus L2 II DualOptimus L5 Best L5 IIOptimus L5 DualBest L3 IIOptimus L7Optimus L7 II DualBest L7 IIOptimus F6, EnactOptimus L4 II DualOptimus F3Best L4 IIBest L2 IIOptimus Nitro HDOptimus 4X HDOptimus F3Q


ZTE V956Grand X Quad V987Grand Memo


Xperia MiroXperia Neo LXperia Arc S


Ascend G740Ascend MateAscend D Quad XLAscend D1 Quad XLAscend P1 SAscend D2

Other smartphones

AlcatelArchos 53 PlatinumHTC Desire 500Caterpillar Cat B15Wiko Cink FiveWiko DarknightLenovo A820UMi X2Run Fl1THL W8

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