WhatsApp will stop working on devices that are running the outdated and old Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. This means that users who have an old Android smartphone that is running Android 4.0 in November will no longer be able to use the service and will stop receiving updates.
Now, while these devices are nearing the end of support for WhatsApp, it does not mean that the app will stop working the moment its November 1. The smartphones will stop getting security updates, new features, which will gradually lead to the app being defunct on these older smartphones.
List of Smartphones Not Supporting WhatsApp
iPhone SE (first generation), iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus, in case they’re not updated from iOS 10, will lose support for WhatsApp.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Samsung Galaxy Trend II, Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.
Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
The Huawei Ascend Mate, Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2.
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.
How to know your current OS version:
In order to find out your current operating system for your phone, iPhone users can go to Settings > General > About, to find out the iOS version.
For Android users, you can go to Settings and then on About Phone (which is probably at the end of the section) to see which Android version your smartphone is running on.
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