WhatsApp upgrades its platform at regular intervals. As per the latest reports, the WhatsApp App will soon stop working on old Android versions. These will cut the number of users of the app.
Google has also schedule the Android versions lose official support which makes them more secure to security risks.
WhatsApp is working on Android phones that have version 4.1 or newer.
But from 24th October 2023, WhatsApp will only work on phones with Android 5.0 or newer.
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Full list of phones that WhatsApp will stop working From October 2023
- Sony Xperia Z
- LG Optimus G Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- HTC Sensation
- Motorola Droid Razr
- Sony Xperia S2
- Motorola Xoom
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer
- Acer Iconia Tab A5003
- Samsung Galaxy S
- HTC Desire HD
- LG Optimus 2X
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc3
- Nexus 7 (upgradable to Android 4.2)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2
- HTC One
Users can check the settings menu on your smartphone to see if it supports Android OS version 4.1.
- Go to Settings
- About phone
- Software information
The Version category will include a listing of your Android version.
WhatsApp is bringing a new feature design to keep channel creators inform about the status of their channels on Android, especially when they are close in specific countries.
As per reports, this move comes in response to local laws requiring the platform to restrict access to specific content within certain regions.
The feature will allow WhatsApp to notify the channel creator if their channel’s visibility is restrict in certain countries due to legal requirements