43 Types of Android Phone to Be Blocked on Whatsapp; SEE FULL LIST

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From November 1, (today), WhatsApp will be blocked on millions of phones across the world, meaning that you could lose access to messages, photos and contacts.

The popular messaging app, which is owned by Facebook, is pulling support for some major smartphones.

The app will be blocked on phones that are not updated to a certain level as they will no longer be able to support the software.

43 Android and iOS models will lose the ability to send messages and pictures or make video calls on WhatsApp from Monday

That includes any phone with Android 4.0.4 or earlier installed or any iPhone with the iOS 9 software or earlier.

Google did just that with old Android phones for Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps.

In a report, the British tabloid gave possible reasons why tech companies withdraw support for older devices.

“Sometimes it’s because it’s simply not cost-efficient to keep apps working on very old versions of iOS or Android.”

“That’s especially the case if only a small percentage of users are running these old versions of software,” the report read.

Below are the devices that are expected to be affected from November 1, 2021.

  1. Galaxy Trend Lite
  2. Galaxy Trend II
  3. Galaxy SII
  4. Galaxy S3 mini
  5. Galaxy Core
  6. Galaxy Ace 2
  7. Lucid 2
  8. Optimus F7
  9. Optimus F5
  10. Optimus L3 II Dual
  11. Optimus F5
  12. Optimus L5
  13. Best L5 II
  14. Optimus L5 Dual
  15. Best L3 II
  16. Optimus L7
  17. Optimus L7 II Dual
  18. Best L7 II
  19. Optimus F6, Enact
  20. Optimus L4 II Dual
  21. Optimus F3
  22. Best L4 II
  23. Best L2 II
  24. Optimus Nitro HD
  25. Optimus 4X HD
  26. Optimus F3Q
  27. ZTE V956
  28. Grand X Quad V987
  29. Grand Memo
  30. Xperia Miro
  31. Xperia Neo L
  32. Xperia Arc S
  33. Alcatel
  34. Ascend G740
  35. Ascend Mate
  36. Ascend D Quad XL
  37. Ascend D1 Quad XL
  38. Ascend P1 S
  39. Ascend D2
  40. Archos 53 Platinum
  41. HTC Desire 500
  42. Caterpillar Cat B15
  43. Wiko Cink Five
  44. Wiko Darknight
  45. Lenovo A820
  46. UMi X2
  47. Run F1
  48. THL W8
  49. iPhone SE
  50. iPhone 6S
  51. iPhone 6S Plus

Source;  The Daily Star.

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