By: Natasha Archary
From 1 November, social networking platform WhatsApp will no longer support about 43 Android 4.1, Apple iOS 10 and KaiOS 2.5.1 devices. The company has shared the list of operating systems (OSs) that will no longer be supported by the instant messaging app.
However, if your phone is on this list it does not mean that WhatsApp will end support. If your phone is able to upgrade to a newer OS, you could still continue using the application.
Here’s a list of devices the Facebook-owned company shared which will no longer be supporting the OS systems mentioned above:
iPhone SE (first generation), iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, in case they’re not updated from iOS 10, will lose support for WhatsApp.
The LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus F3, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD, Optimus 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
ZTE list of devices include ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE Grand X Quad V987, ZTE Grand Memo and ZTE V956.
The Huawei Ascend Mate, Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2.
There are just three sony phones on this list — Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L and Xperia Arc S.
Samsung Galaxy phones that have received the axe include The Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Xcover 2.
Other miscellaneous brands on this list include Wiko Darknight, Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1,THL W8, and HTC Desire 500.