WhatsApp Will Disappear Starting November: the List of Devices

Roxana Anton

It's probably not a secret anymore that the famous company is going to "retire", starting November 1st.

Is WhatsApp going to disappear for good?

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This is not a short-notice notification, as the messagery company had already announced it, since last year (2020). WhatsApp is not going to work for certain smartphones anymore.

As an alternative, you will have to search for a way to preserve precious data.


WhatsApp: Which Models Are at Risk Starting November?

The devices which will not be able to use the famous messagery app are the Androids with operative system 4.0.4., and older. Those models were being sold in 2010 - 2011.

People don't probably even use those models anymore, due to their general (short) life.

Actually, WhatsApp is not going to work on those older models, because of technical issues, that probably couldn't be solved. The new version of WhatsApp asks for new hardware and software characteristics.

Those who are using an older software, should try to do an update on their phones. Someone could be forced to replace it, if they want to continue to enjoy WhatsApp. Others might, for instance, want to use some other messagery company, like Telegram.

You must save your information and conversations in Cloud, before changing your phone, and then get them back on your new one, in case you will change devices.

But who wants to give up the green, friendly button, anyway?

The list of smartphones that are not going to be available for Whatsapp is actually quite small.

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To know which Android version you have on your phone, you must go on Properties Menu - Info - Software Version. If it's less than 10, you must take some measures.

Also iPhones with an iOS version older than 10 will not be able to support WhatsApp anymore, starting November 2021.

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