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WhatsApp Will Be Blocked On 52 Phones In November

Rebecca Shepherd

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WhatsApp Will Be Blocked On 52 Phones In November

It has been announced that WhatsApp will stop working on over 50 phones from 1 November 2021.

This means that millions of people will be blocked from using the popular messaging application unless they upgrade their device or their software is updated.

Stock image. Credit: True Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Stock image. Credit: True Images/Alamy Stock Photo

According to the WhatsApp, the move is to keep things secure and safe for users which means phasing out support for older phone models.

But it's worth noting again that some of the models on the list can have their software updated so that it will work without forking out for a new phone.

The iPhone 6S is one of these as well as iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 variants). Basically, if you have anything older than an iPhone 4S you will have to get a new handset because the phones can't install the correct software.

If Apple users with any of the above want to figure out how to update their software they can go to Settings > General > Software Update and find the version you're using.

When it comes to Android users, you'll need to be using Android 4.1 or later, according to The Sun.

Stock image. Credit: Sergio Azenha/Alamy Stock Photo
Stock image. Credit: Sergio Azenha/Alamy Stock Photo

The phones included are:

  • 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
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus

Earlier this year, WhatsApp users were asked to adhere and agree to a new privacy policy with anyone refusing being booted off the app.

The changes to the privacy policy include new sections on WhatsApp's new business messaging service, transactions and payments data, and location information.

Featured Image Credit: pumkinpie/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Viral, News, whatsapp

Rebecca Shepherd
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