WhatsApp will no longer support devices running Android versions prior to 4.1 in November. iOS 10 or newer, as well as KaiOS 2.5.1 or newer, are also supported.
Some older devices will no longer be supported, according to the company.
According to the company, Google released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on October 18th, 2011, nearly ten years ago. It’s very unlikely that some people’s phones are running anything older than Android 4.0.4, which was the final update for Ice Cream Sandwich.
It stated that users can continue to use WhatsApp as long as their phone is updated to at least Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (which Google released in 2021).
Anyone who purchased an iPhone prior to 2016 is in the same boat. iOS 10 was released alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The good news is that Apple’s devices are supported for far longer than those of many of its competitors. The following is a list of every iPhone that can be upgraded to iOS 10: iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone (2nd-gen).