WhatsApp Will Ban Millions of Android and iPhone Phones comes Nov 1, 2021.

History of Whasapp: WhatsApp was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, former employees of Yahoo!.

In January 2009, after purchasing an iPhone and realizing the potential of the app industry on the App Store, Koum and Acton began visiting Koum’s friend Alex Fishman in West San Jose to discuss a new type of messaging app that would show “statuses next to individual names of the people”.

They realized that to take the idea further, they would need an iPhone developer. Fishman visited RentACoder.com, found Russian developer Igor Solomennikov, and introduced him to Koum.

In April 2011, Sequoia Capital invested about $8 million for more than 15% of the company, after months of negotiation by Sequoia partner Jim Goetz.

In a December 2013 blog post, WhatsApp claimed that 400 million active users used the service each month.

On February 19, 2014, just one year after a venture capital financing round at a $1.5 billion valuation, Facebook, Inc. announced it was acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion, its largest acquisition to date.

This is not the first time and won’t be the last last WhatsApp is denying users the right to use their services. 
WhatsApp has been acquired by Facebook but no matter how small a phone is and the version you can still use it.
So how can you keep up with the new trends of WhatsApp, maybe you will be changing phones annually or updating your phone if your phone can be updated.

If your android is still on version less than 4.1 and no way to upgrade it, if your iPhone is still running on iOS less that 10 then by Nov 1 2021, you will be out of WhatsApp social media. 

There is hope for android user as developers can look for away to patch some updates to the phones they’re using, but iPhone user, I don’t see any good news on the pipeline. Some android phones can get unofficial rom upgrades but I wonder if jailbreaking can fix iOS.

Below are the phones that will be kicked out of WhatsApp by November 1, . 

Itel 1407

Infinix 605

Tecno P5

Tecno H5

Galaxy Trend Lite

Galaxy Trend II

Galaxy SII

Galaxy S3 mini

Galaxy Xcover 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy Ace 2

Lucid 2

Optimus F7

Optimus F5

Optimus L3 II Dual

Optimus F5

Optimus L5

Best L5 II

Optimus L5 Dual

Best L3 II

Optimus L7

Optimus L7 II Dual

Best L7 II

Optimus F6, Enact

Optimus L4 II Dual

Optimus F3

Best L4 II

Best L2 II

Optimus Nitro HD

Optimus 4X HD

Optimus F3Q

ZTE V956

Grand X Quad V987

Grand Memo

Xperia Miro

Xperia Neo L

Xperia Arc S


Ascend G740

Ascend Mate

Ascend D Quad XL

Ascend D1 Quad XL

Ascend P1 S

Ascend D2

Archos 53 Platinum

HTC Desire 500

Caterpillar Cat B15

Wiko Cink Five

Wiko Darknight

Lenovo A820

UMi X2

Run F1


iPhone 3G

iPhone 4

iPhone 4S

iPad 2

iPad 2 air

iPad 2G

How WhatsApp will stop these phones from using their services.

Android and iPhone software is being controlled by different versions. Developers create mobile apps that can only works on certain or range of versions. There will be an update where the lower version will be discarded. If you are using any of the phone and want to install whatsapp it will give “parseing error”.

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