Companies update their mobile applications frequently to repair programming mistakes, improve the user experience, and add new features. Whether it’s Android or iOS, all smartphone apps run on an operating system that is updated on a regular basis.
Due to bugs and security flaws, businesses frequently stop supporting older operating system versions with each subsequent program release.
WhatsApp just made the announcement that it would stop supporting Android phones and tablets running version 4.1 or below. In a similar vein, WhatsApp will only work on iPhones running iOS 12 or later.
In addition to any device running Android 4.1 or older, WhatsApp has listed the Android versions it will stop supporting as of October 24. Here is a list of Android devices for which WhatsApp support will no longer be available as of October 24.
Phones Running On The Older Android 4.1 Or Earlier Versions
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Sony Xperia Z
- Motorola Xoom
- HTC Desire HD
- LG Optimus 2X
- HTC Sensation
- Nexus 7
- HTC One
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc3
Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Details on your phone to see the Android version. You won’t be able to use WhatsApp to send or receive messages if your version of Android isn’t supported.