WhatsApp, starting in November, says goodbye to 53 smartphones: here’s which one

As of the first of next month, for fifty-three devices, including smartphones and iPhones, WhatsApp will not be available. Change phone or app?

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No more WhatsApp starting November 1st. And it’s not good news at all, for at least two reasons: to get rid of it, today, would be a serious problem for anyone. Moreover, in order to be able to use the most popular messaging app again, you will need to buy a new phone. That’s when you re-enter the shortlist of 53 devices, which as of next month, will not be compatible with the new version of the app. Newness related to both Android (less or equal to 4.0.4) and iOS (9 or less) operating systems.

A new device that left all users with such models confused, as we mentioned at least 53. Considering that among the devices that will become obsolete for WhatsApp will also include some products from Samsung, LG and Apple, the basin Interested users is a very broad result. For them, there is a rather complicated choice: use an alternative app or switch phones. For fans of the application that belongs to Facebook, the circle immediately narrows …

WhatsApp, 53 devices are outdated: the list

Determining the date of the change becomes necessary, as well as to understand whether it is worthwhile to go and buy another smartphone or not. After all, even the list of devices that can no longer offer WhatsApp service becomes important. If the phone we have is also included, the choice between changing and using a new application (eg Telegram) also depends on the extent to which our contacts use another default function. The dilemma, in this sense, will be solved simply by putting the soul at peace and buying a new smartphone.

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Exactly one month to think about it. Meanwhile, here is a list of devices that will not be compatible with WhatsApp as of November 1.


  • 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


  • V956
  • Grand X Quad V987
  • big note


  • Xperia Miro
  • Xperia New L
  • Xperia Arc S


  • Asc G740
  • height matte
  • Ascend D Quad XL
  • Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • Ascending P1 S.
  • asc d2

Archos 53 Platinum

HTC Desire 500

Caterpillar Cat B15


Lenovo A820

UMi X2

Turn on F1


An apple

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6S Plus.

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