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WhatsApp to be blocked from millions of phones

WhatsApp to be blocked from millions of phones within days – find out if you’re affected.

WhatsApp will stop working on more than 50 phone models from next week as a result some 53 devices will stop supporting the app.

Affected phone owners can avoid being shut out of the service if they make certain updates before 1st Nov 2021.

Both Android and iPhone models will be hit by the blockage and users required to update their operating systems.

Whatsapp will be compatible on Apple devices running iOS 10 upwards.

Android users will need to be on Android 4.1 or later in order for WhatsApp to still be compatible.

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Users can find out what version of the operating system they are currently running on by visiting the settings section on their phones.

People impacted by the changes will see WhatsApp suddenly blocked from working on their phones.

Impacted Samsung Devices:

The Samsung devices set to no longer compatible with WhatsApp are:

  • Galaxy Trend Lite.
    Trend II Galaxy SII.
    Galaxy S3.
    Mini Galaxy Xcover 2.
    Galaxy Core.
    Galaxy Ace 2.

LG Devices:

  • Lucid 2.
    Optimus F7.
    Best L5 II.
    Optimus F5.
    Optimus L3 II.
    Dual Optimus L5.
    Optimus L5.
    Dual Best L3 II.
    Optimus L7.
    Dual Best L7 II.
    Optimus F6.
    Enact Optimus F3.
    Best L4 II.
    Optimus Nitro HD.
    Best L2 II.
    Optimus 4X HD.
    Optimus F3Q.

Huawei Devices:

  • Ascend G740.
    Ascend D Quad XL.
    D1 Quad XL.
    Ascend P1 S.
    Ascend D2.

Other Impacted Devices:

The other phones impacted are:

  • ZTE V956 Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
    Archos 53 Platinum.
    HTC Desire 500.
    Caterpillar Cat B15.
    Wiko Cink Five, and Wiko Darknight.
    Lenovo A820.

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