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Whatsapp to stop working on 43 Smartphones from November

Starting from November 1, 2021, Whatsapp is set to stop functioning on 43 Smartphone models. Smartphones running on Android 4.0.4 and earlier versions of Android and also iOS 9 will all have no more access to the messaging app.

In a statement released by Whatsapp managing team, it states: "To start, this feature is available on any Samsung device running Android 10 or higher, and will be available on more Android devices soon.Your new Android device must be factory new or reset to factory settings."

The team in a blog post said, "This is just a start. 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."

Here are some of the smartphone devices ranging from iOS to Android which would be affected from November 1:

iPhone SE, 6s and 6s Plus.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.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.Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L and Xperia Arc S.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.

The Whatsapp team in another statement made their reasons known and said: "As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use."

"While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.

The Whatsapp team said: "If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone to continue using WhatsApp. Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time."

And the new development here is stand as from November 1, 2021.

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