WhatsApp is the most widely used cross-platform instant messaging application in the world. Since Android and iOS are the only major smartphone operating systems, with the exception of feature phones supported by KaiOS, the application is only available on the device running them. In other words, Facebook-owned services will announce the end of support for the old platform every year. With 2020 coming to an end, the company revealed that the application will no longer run on some iPhone and Android smartphones.
According to a report by Entrepreneur (via 91Mobiles, WhatsApp has officially dropped support for devices running Android 4.0.2 and iOS 8. This means that if you want to use the app, your smartphone should run at least Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream. Sandwich or iOS 9.
Since most smartphones on the market are running newer versions of the most used operating systems in the world, users do not have to worry.
But for some reason, if they happen to have some old equipment, they must upgrade to a new model. That being said, this is a list of popular smartphones where WhatsApp will no longer be available.
- Apple iPhone 4 and older
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- HTC Desire
- LG Optimus Black
- Motorola Droid Razr
Having said that, iPhone 4s (iOS 9), iPhone 5 (iOS 10), iPhone 5s (iOS 12) and all other newer iPhones currently running iOS 14 currently support WhatsApp. Smartphones running Android 4.0.3 or higher should be able to run the application.