The British “Express” website revealed a list of 53 phone models, in which the WhatsApp application will stop working soon, blocking access to the messaging, photo and video sharing services in the platform.
And WhatsApp services will stop working on 53 phone models over the next few weeks, specifically in early November.
The platform – used by nearly two billion people around the world – updates its operating systems every year.
According to Express, WhatsApp will stop working on models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier.
iPhones will also stop running the app if their versions are iOS 9 or earlier.
The list consists of the following phones:
Galaxy Trend Lite – Galaxy Trend II – Galaxy SII – Galaxy S3 mini – Galaxy Xcover 2 – Galaxy Core – Galaxy Ace 2 – Lucid 2 – Optimus F7 – Optimus F5 – Optimus L3 II Dual – Optimus F5 – Optimus L5 – Best L5 II – Optimus L5 Dual – Best L3 II – Optimus L7 – Optimus L7 II Dual – Best L7 II – Optimus F6, Enact – Optimus L4 II Dual – Optimus F3 – Best L4 II – Best L2 II – Optimus Nitro HD – Optimus 4X HD – Optimus F3Q – ZTE V956 – Grand X Quad V987 – Grand Memo – Xperia Miro – Xperia Neo L – Xperia Arc S – Alcatel – Ascend G740 – Ascend Mate – Ascend D Quad XL – Ascend D1 Quad XL – Ascend P1 S – Ascend D2 – Archos 53 Platinum – HTC Desire 500 – Caterpillar Cat B15 – Wiko Cink Five – Wiko Darknight – Lenovo A820 – UMi X2 – Run F1 – THL W8
People who use three specific iPhone models will have to make sure their phones are up to date or risk losing access to WhatsApp, including:
• iPhone SE
• iPhone 6S
• iPhone 6S Plus