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WhatsApp will no longer support older Android devices Nov. 1 – USA TODAY


WhatsApp users with older Android operating systems may need to start looking for a new phone.
Starting Nov. 1, the Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp will drop support for Android smartphones running on systems older than Android 4.1, according to its website.
The company’s website suggests affected Android users upgrade to a device with a supported operating system to continue using the app or save their chat history.  
According to WhatsApp’s website, the app also provides support for smartphones running iOS 10 and newer and KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer. 
Android’s latest operating system, Android 12, is available on certain devices. Apple launched iOS 15 last month.  
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