WhatsApp will stop working on these devices from November 1

Gifty Annan
  In simple words, the Facebook-owned messaging app will stop working on smartphones not running on the least iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 operating systems.

* WhatsApp has announced additional device requirements for Android, iOS, and KaiOS.

* It will work with devices running Android Version 4.1 and higher, as well as iOS 10 and higher.

* From November 1, all smartphones listed below will be unable to use WhatsApp.
From November 1, WhatsApp will be unavailable on select Android and iOS devices. The Facebook-owned messaging app constantly updates its software requirements and posts them to its Help Center. Starting November 1, WhatsApp will only work on handsets running Android Version 4.1 or higher, iOS 10 or higher, or phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 or higher, such as the JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
If you want to know what operating system version your phone is running, go to the ‘Settings' menu on your smartphone and select ‘About Phone.' If you're running an earlier version of Android or iOS, you may quickly upgrade to the most recent version.However, some smartphones will not be able to receive future upgrades, and WhatsApp will not work with them. Since the majority of these devices are at least ten years old, it's quite improbable that you still own any of them. If you own any of these devices, it's time to update them so you can continue to use WhatsApp.
From November 1st, WhatsApp will be unavailable for the following devices.

With the introduction of iOS 15, iPhones starting with the iPhone 6s and newer will get the most recent version of iOS. iPhone 5 and newer can easily be upgraded to iOS 10 and are currently compatible with WhatsApp's requirements.
iPhone 4s and earlier devices will no longer be able to use WhatsApp after two months.

Android phones and tablets

According to a report in Metro news, older Android devices such as smartphones from Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony, and others will not be able to access WhatsApp. The following is a list of all Android devices that will no longer work with WhatsApp.
                       Samsung Phones
The list of devices from Samsung that won’t support WhatsApp include Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.

                   LG PHONES
You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on these LG devices -- 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 L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact , Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
                    ZTE PHONES
If you own any of these ZTE devices, you won’t be able to use the WhatsApp messenger. These include, the ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.

            Huawei Phones
You need to upgrade your device if you own any of these Huawei smartphones, Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.

                Sony Phones
You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on these Sony Xperia smartphones — Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.

                     Infinix Phone

You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on these Infinix Smartphones- smart, smart 2 smart 3, Hot 2, Hot 3, Hot 4, Note 3, Note 2.

Other Devices
Other Android devices that will not be compatible with WhatsApp include HTC Desire 500 and Lenovo A820.

Back up your conversations
If you use any of these smartphones and are a WhatsApp user, you will need to upgrade your handset in order to continue using the service. You can back up your talks in Google Drive or iCloud, depending on the device you're using, to avoid losing them.

            How To Avoid It?
To avoid such incidents, WhatsApp’s support page suggests its enamours user base to go for the latest version of their operating system to enjoy all the features.

According to this mandate, to have a smooth functioning, WhatsApp for iPhones requires iOS 9 or later and WhatsApp for Android is running on Android 4.0.3 and newer. 

How To Verify For Your Smartphone?
You can easily check the software version on your iPhone by going to Settings > General > Information and looking at the information there.

Android users may check which Android version their smartphone is running by going to Settings > About Phone.

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