WHATSAPP WILL NOT WORK FOR MILLIONS OF PHONES NEXT MONTH
Written by Gavin on 6th September 2021
WhatsApp has confirmed that its messaging service will cease to work on a number of smartphones later this year.
On 1 November, most older models will no longer be able to support WhatsApp, which uses the internet so people can send messages.
But from the above date, 43 smartphone models will no longer have access to the ability to send encrypted messages, pictures or video calls.
If you find yourself using a phone that runs on software such as Android 4.0.4, or earlier, or iOS 9, now is the time to consider an upgrade.
If you’re a technophobe who is uncertain what your phone runs on, here is a list
of models which may not be able to use WhatsApp.
● 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
With Black Friday just around the corner, it may be worth seeing if you can grab a slick new model at a discount before the service ends.
WhatsApp has had a considerable update over the last year, having introduced brand new ‘disappearing messages’ into its services.