Tech update; WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from November 1

WhatsApp has recently updated its minimum system requirements. In these new requirements, WhatsApp shared a list of devices that will no longer support the WhatsApp messaging app starting November 1, 2021. Those who are using older versions of Android phones such as 4.0.3 or lower, and Apple iPhones that are running on iOS 9 or older will no longer be able to use the app further. In case you do not upgrade your phone before November 1, WhatsApp will stop working and you will not be able to send or receive messages on the app.

WhatsApp had previously ended support for older devices in December 2020. Phones that will no longer support WhatsApp are: Apple-iPhone SE (1st Gen), 6s, and 6s Plus. 

Android- Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.

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 F3.

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, and Xperia Arc S.

Other brands: 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. The smartphones will stop getting security updates, new features, which will gradually lead to apps being defunct on these older smartphones.