Starting November 1 Facebook-owned texting platform will cease to support systems running on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, iOS 9, and KaiOS 2.5.0.
The list released by WhatsApp includes smartphones from iPhone SE and 6S, Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Samsung Galaxy Trend II, Samsung Galaxy SII, LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus F5, among others. Notably, these phones will not receive support from WhatsApp and will be incompatible with the app.
However, Android users can check Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version their smartphone is running on. Earlier, WhatsApp had stated that it is working on view once messages that would disappear forever after just being viewed once.
WhatsApp currently exceeds two billion users around the globe, ahead of other popular tools of its kind such as Facebook Messenger or Telegram.