Clients of 43 distinct models of cell phones will soon not be able to use the famous instant messaging application WhatsApp.
On November 1, the Facebook-owned platform will quit working on phones that sudden spike in demand for systems older than Android OS 4.1, Apple’s iOS 10 and KaiOS 2.5.1, as per its FAQ section.
These phones won’t get support from WhatsApp and will be contradictory with the application.
On the off chance that this incorporates your gadget, you’ll need to upgrade to a fresher model of phone that has an operating system the organization supports – or use an alternate messaging service altogether.
In any case, the organization has likewise presented a new feature – “one of the most requested features”, as per a blog post – to permit clients to move their visits when changing from iOS to Samsung Android gadgets.
Prior to this, iOS visit narratives would be put away in iCloud, while Android accounts went to Google Drive, making it almost difficult to move talks between phones that use different operating systems. Clients should rather email their chat histories to themselves.
The new feature includes voice messages, photos and videos, however not call history or show name.
“To start, this feature is available on any Samsung device running Android 10 or higher, and will be available on more Android devices soon,” said WhatsApp.
The relocation will likewise should be finished during the initial set-up of new phones, as the WhatsApp instructions read: “Your new Android device must be factory new or reset to factory settings.” Users would alternatively need to do a factory reset of a device if already using it. Find out how to do it here.
“This is just a start,” said WhatsApp in the blog post. “We look forward to making this option available for more people to switch between platforms of their choice and securely take their chats with them.”
Which cell phones can at this point don’t use WhatsApp from November 1?
The first generation iPhone SE, 6s and 6s Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.
The 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.
The ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
The Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2.
The Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L and Xperia Arc S.
The Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.