WhatsApp frequently makes adjustments to the checklist of gadgets it helps. It was again in December 2022 when it ended assist for just a few smartphones and now, right here’s some replace for a similar after subsequent month, a brand new set of Android telephones gained’t be capable of run the favored Meta-owned messaging platform. Take a look on the particulars beneath.
These Telephones Will Cease Supporting WhatsApp!
WhatsApp has revealed that after October 24, 2023, it should cease supporting smartphones operating Android 4.1 or beneath. After the stated date, it should solely have assist for telephones with Android 5.1 and above.
The messaging platform will proceed to assist iPhones with iOS 12 and later and KaiOS 2.5.0 and above. This can even embody JioPhone and the JioPhone 2. This has remained unchanged since December final yr and is nice information for individuals who are nonetheless with gadgets operating iOS 12 and KaiOS 2.5.0. There are possibilities WhatsApp may change by the top of this yr however nothing is concrete as of now.
Whereas solely a small proportion of customers can be affected by the change, it could be greatest for individuals who are nonetheless utilizing telephones with Android 4.1 to lastly improve for safety and privateness causes. In the event you don’t the Android model your telephone is operating, you may head to Settings -> About Cellphone to get the software program particulars. In case your gadget is on WhatsApp’s hit checklist, do put together your self for the improve as you now have round a month.
A correct checklist of Android telephones that can cease supporting WhatsApp isn’t identified however it should in all probability embody telephones from Sony, HTC, LG, and extra. Final time, it was round 49 telephones! So, is your telephone among the many ones that gained’t get to make use of WhatsApp after subsequent month? Tell us within the feedback part beneath!