WhatsApp announced that it would no longer work on some iOS and Android smartphones this coming Nov. 1. The popular Facebook-owned messaging application will halt its processes permanently on a total of 43 smartphones.
These unluck models include Apple, Samsung, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Sony, and other popular brands. This is a big deal for many users since WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging applications in the market.
Various individuals are using the messaging platform to contact their friends and loved ones and for work and business purposes. These are just some reasons why WhatsApp users need to save their contacts and messages to newer handset models.
WhatsApp Would No Longer Work on These Smartphones
According to Metro UK's latest report, smartphones running systems older than OS 4.1, iOS 10, and KaiOS 2.5.1 would no longer be able to access their WhatsApp accounts. On the other hand, a complete list of the affected handset models was also provided:
- Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2
- Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2
- 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, and Optimus F3Q
- Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S
- Apple iPhone Se, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus
Aside from these models, the following brands would also be affected:
- HTC Desire 500
- Archos 53 Platinum
- Caterpillar Cat B15
- Wiko Cink Five
- Wiko Darknight
- Lenovo A820
- UMi X2
- Faea F1
- THL W8
- Alcatel One Touch Evo 7
In other news, WhatsApp's new 90-Day Disappearing Messages feature would arrive on the upcoming 126.96.36.199 beta update. On the other hand, WhatsApp iOS to Android Chat Transfer has finally rolled out.
What You Need To Do
Upgrading your old smartphone is the main solution if you still want to access your WhatsApp messages. However, if you still don't have enough budget to buy newer ones before the Nov. 1 date, then you can still transfer your messages to your email. Just follow these simple steps provided by FonePaw:
- Start WhatsApp on your phone. On the top right corner, go to Settings>Chats> Chat History>Email Chat.
- Select your preferred chat boxes that you would transfer to your email.
- Then fill in the email address, click the Send button. After sending the chats successfully, you can check your mailbox for the chats.
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Written by: Griffin Davis