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Over time Whatsapp has become one of the most used messaging applications around the world. However, with the update of smartphone systems, over time, many versions become obsolete. Recently, Whatsapp managers announced that as of November 1, 2021, 43 different smartphone models will not support the famous messaging application.

As announced, Whatsapp will no longer support systems prior to Android OS 4.1, Apple’s iOS 10 and KaiOS 2.5.1. These mobile phones will not receive support from WhatsApp and will be incompatible with the application.

Thus, the smartphones that are no longer compatible are the Android models from Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, ZTE, Wiko or Huawei, and even some from Apple, however this last one will only be three devices: the iPhone SE, 6S and 6S Plus , that is, iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, SE (2016) models up to iPhone 12 are compatible with the new update.


The explanation given for this decision is related to security issues. Those responsible say that this is the only way they can ensure that users have maximum security when using the platform.

At the same time, Facebook, the company responsible for Whatsapp also introduced a new feature – “one of the most requested features”, according to a blog post – that allows users to migrate their chats when switching from iOS to Samsung Android devices.

Check out the models that are no longer compatible with Whatsapp

There are 40 Android devices on which WhatsApp will no longer work, including Samsung, Huawei and Sony models.


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


  • 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
  • Optimus F3Q.


  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE V956
  • Grand X Quad V987
  • Grand Memo.


  • 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.


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

If your smartphone is not WhatsApp compatible, you will need to upgrade to a newer model that has a compatible operating system.

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