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WhatsApp will stop working on thousands of calls next week. 

 WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, will stop working on thousands of phones as it appeared first on Metro co.uk.
 
The Facebook-hosted app is set to suspend support for older phones worldwide on November 1, 2021.

 It will stop working on up to 43 different smartphone models as it changes the needs of Android and iOS apps.

 In the FAQ section of its website, WhatsApp says people should use phones running the Android OS 4.1 version or iPhones running iOS 10 and later.

 If you haven't updated your system software recently, you may be unable to upgrade. But a few selected devices - which may have thousands of them in use - will lose security and feature updates. 

 Also, in the most unlikely case of using WhatsApp on a Linux based phone, you will need to upgrade to KaiOS 2.5.1. 


 Which phones will lose access to WhatsApp?

 Here is a list of smartphone models WhatsApp that will stop supporting from next week. 


 That doesn't mean the app will stop working - but it does mean that you will no longer be able to download patches and updates, which may leave open cracks or bugs or - in some cases - security exploits.

  Apple 

The IPhone SE (2016), 6S and 6S Plus. These models were introduced for iOS 9 but can be updated to iOS 15 to further support WhatsApp. 

Older iPhones that can be updated over iOS 10 will lose access. Currently, that now includes the iPhone 4S since 2011. 

 Samsung 

Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.

 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 L7 II, Optimus L7 II , Optimus L7 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q. 

 ZTE 

ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo. 

 Huawei

 Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2. 

 Sony 

Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S. 
 

Others 

Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, Mi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8. 

 What to do if your phone is too old.


It may be a time for improvement (Getty) The most obvious answer is that, unfortunately, you will need to think about paying to upgrade your phone. However, there is a way to save your chat history if you do not want to see it gone when you move on to another phone.

 You can make a backup copy of your message history in Google Drive or Cloud depending on which platform you use (iOS or Android). Alternatively, you can extract your chat history as an email attachment.


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