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List of Phones that Will be Banned from WhatsApp on 01 November 2021

One can say without a doubt that WhatsApp is one of the most used applications. It has become part of our everyday lives and its is probably the most used channel of communication.

Most businesses now use WhatsApp to communicate between employees. It is very convenient and easy to use.

The fact that some phones will no longer support WhatsApp is definitely bad news to many people.

As of November 1st, 43 smartphone models, both Android and iOS, may lose the ability to send messages and photos or make video calls through the encrypted messaging service.

Smartphone models with Android 4.4 or earlier are no longer compatible with WhatsApp and iPhones with iOS 9 or are already installed. This means that the following phone models will lose access to the application: • Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Trend II, Trend Lite, Core, Ace 2 • LG Optimus F7, F5, L3 II Dual, F7 II, F5 II • Sony Xperia • Huawei Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 • Apple iPhone SE, 6S and 6S Plus.

WhatsApp has added tons of new features this year, such as message disappearing, group joining calls and stickers.It is claimed that support for these older phones is being discontinued to ensure that the app continues to run safely.

The messaging app has lost a lot of users over the past year due to privacy concerns related to the new terms of use. offers secure and encrypted messaging, but announced extremely unpopular changes in the handling of user data.

Google also announced that it would completely discontinue login support for older Android devices this month. That means anyone with a device prior to Android 2.7 will no longer be Google. He said, "As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices running Android 2.7 or earlier from September." 02/27/2021.

"If you sign in to your device after September 27th, you may receive username or password errors when trying to use Google products and services such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps." If your device can be upgraded to a newer version of Android (3.0+), we recommend that you do so in order to maintain access to Google applications and services on that device.

”The company continued on its support page : "You will be able to sign in to your account with a newer version of Android (3.0+)." If your device can be upgraded to a newer version of Android (3.0+), we recommend that you do so.

"If If your device has the option of upgrading to a newer version of Android (3.0+), we recommend that you do so."If you are unable to update your device to a newer version of Android (3.0+), you can try signing in to your Google account using your device's web browser." You can still use some Google services if you sign in to Google on your device's web browser. "

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