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WhatsApp will stop working on 43 Smartphones by November – Is Yours on the List ?

Apple and Android users with older models will access to WhatsApp messages, photos and videos.

The messaging platform is removing support for a number of old smartphone models, meaning that from November 1 many must do without the popular app which offers free picture sharing across the world.

43 smartphone models – both on Android and iOS – will stop working.

Users will lose the ability to send messages and snaps, or make video calls to family and friends, using the encrypted messaging service.

Smartphone models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier installed will become incompatible with WhatsApp, as well as iPhones with iOS 9 or earlier installed.

Is your phone on the list?

iPhone
iPhone SE
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
Samsung
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
Galaxy Trend II
Galaxy SII
Galaxy S3 mini
Galaxy Xcover 2
Galaxy Core
Galaxy Ace 2
LG
Lucid 2
LG Optimus F7
LG Optimus F5
Optimus L3 II Dual
Optimus F5
Optimus L5
Optimus L5 II
Optimus L5 Dual
Optimus L3 II
Optimus L7
Optimus L7 II Dual
Optimus L7 II
Optimus F6, Enact
Optimus L4 II Dual
Optimus F3
Optimus L4 II
Optimus L2 II
Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD
Optimus F3Q
Huawei
Ascend G740
Ascend Mate
Ascend D Quad XL
Ascend D1 Quad XL
Ascend P1 S
Ascend D2
Sony

Xperia Miro
Sony Xperia Neo L
Xperia Arc S
ZTE
ZTE Grand S Flex
ZTE V956
Grand X Quad V987
ZTE Grand Memo
Others
The Alcatel One Touch Evo 7
Archos 53 Platinum
HTC Desire 500
Caterpillar Cat B15
Wiko Cink Five
Wiko Darknight
Lenovo A820
UMi X2
Faea F1
THL W8

What should you do if you have one of these phones?
Sadly if you want to continue using WhatsApp, you may need to consider upgrading your phone.

However, if you’re holding off buying a new phone and want to save your chat history there is a way of doing it.

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