Popular messaging application WhatsApp will stop working on some phones from November 1st. Some iOS, Android and even KaiOS devices will no longer support the application. This means that the users will have no choice but to get newer devices.
The instant messaging platform will stop supporting a lot of old devices from 1 November. What this means is that the application will completely stop working on some devices.
In order to continue using the application, the user won’t have any choice but to get a new device with support for the app. The users can back up their chat history before moving to the new device in order to retain all chats and media.
Android devices that run on Android 4.0.4 and older will no longer support the messaging application. Some phones that will no longer support the application include Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Optimus L5 Dual etc.
According to Reuters, the minimum requirement to run WhatsApp on iOS will be limited to iOS 10 and newer versions. Any iPhone running on operating systems older than iOS 10 will not work from 1 November. iPhone 6S Plus, Apple iPhone SE (1st generation) will stop supporting the messaging application and other old versions.
On KaiOS WhatsApp will only support phones running on KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer.