List of smartphones to be blocked on WhatsApp from November 2021

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WhatsApp has released a long list of 50+ smartphones to be blocked on Facebook owned App , meaning Millions of smartphone users could be locked out of the App after the messaging app announced it would disable services in certain old phone models.

List of 43 smartphones to be blocked on WhatsApp from November
WhatsApp intends to block 43 smartphone models from its service list.

Once disabled, users will not be able to send messages and snaps, or make video calls via the popular messaging service app, UK’s Daily Mirror reported on Friday, September 3.

The company said the changes are aimed at improving efficiency while at the same time phasing out support for the old models and refocusing on new generation gadgets.

Smartphone models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier installed will become incompatible with WhatsApp, as well as iPhones with iOS 9 or earlier installed.

Here is the list of 50+ smartphones set to be blocked on WhatsApp

Samsung models

1. Galaxy Trend Lite

2. Galaxy Trend II

3. Galaxy SII

4. Galaxy S3 mini

5. Galaxy Xcover 2

6. Galaxy Core

7. Galaxy Ace 2

LG models

1. Lucid 2

2. Optimus F7

3. Optimus F5

4. Optimus L3 II Dual

5. Optimus F5

6. Optimus L5

7. Optimus L5 II

8. Optimus L5 Dual

9. Optimus L3 II

10. Optimus L7

11. Optimus L7 II Dual

12. Optimus L7 II

13. Optimus F6

14. Enact

15. Optimus L4 II Dual

16. Optimus F3

17. Optimus L4 II

18. Optimus L2 II

19. Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD

20. Optimus F3Q.


1. Grand S Flex

2. ZTE V956

3. Grand X Quad V987

4. Grand Memo


1. Ascend G740

2. Ascend Mate

3. Ascend D Quad XL

4. Ascend D1 Quad XL

5. Ascend P1 S

6. Ascend D2


1. Xperia Miro

2. Sony Xperia Neo L

3. Xperia Arc S


1. One Touch Evo 7


  • iPhone 6
  • The iPhone 6S plus
  • iPhone SE

Others: Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.

The popular messaging app owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has a user database of over two billion subscribers across the globe.

Update: View Video Below From South Africa’s eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) discussing the list of smartphones set to be blocked on WhatsApp

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