O WhatsApp will end services on a variety of mobile devices on November 1, 2021. If you’re that kind of person who has kept a mobile device for years and years, this list might be interesting. Cell phones with iOS 9 or lower operating system and Android 4.0.4 or earlier will be incompatible with the messaging app.
On November 1, 2021, the WhatsApp will no longer work on the following devices regardless of the operating system update:
- LG: LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, 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 Prime L7 II, Optimus Prime F6, Enact Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Prime HD e 4X HD, Optimus Prime F3Q.
- Samsung: Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2;
- Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, e Ascend D2;
- Sony: Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S;
- ZTE: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 e Grand Memo;
- Other brands: 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 e THL W8.
In addition, the platform recommended the user to use the following operating systems: Android 4.1 and later; iOS 10 and later, and KaiOS 2.5.1 and later.
Last month, the WhatsApp had announced the possibility of migrating the conversation history between a device with the Android operating system and another with Apple’s iOS system.
Data includes not only conversations but also the media exchanged with your WhatsApp contacts. The feature will initially be released for smartphones from Samsung from the Galaxy lineup that were announced today at the global event called Galaxy Unpacked, which unveiled the Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 5G handsets.
The import of WhatsApp messages on these Samsung devices will be done through the Smart Switch application, which takes data from the old device to a new smartphone.
According to WhatsApp, the Android device must have the Android 10 system for the migration of conversations to the iPhone to be possible. The novelty should be released for more devices in the future, but there is no forecast for that to happen.
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