WhatsApp: the list of Android and iPhone phones that will be incompatible from November 1

Is yours found? In the next few days, WhatsApp, the world’s most used messaging app, will stop working on phones. Get to know cell phones here.

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WhatsApp will be incompatible with computers that have very old operating systems. Photo: Datamarca

If you have a phone Android or iPhone, you’ll be pleased to know that on November 1, 2021, developers WhatsApp will release an update that will cause several cellulars (especially using very old operating systems) to become incompatible with the application of instant messaging most popular in the world. Although these cell phones are few, since they were launched several years ago, there are still many people who use them to communicate with their friends, family, co-workers, etc. Is there a way to keep using them? In the next post, we will solve your doubts.

As detailed by the Country, people who have an Android phone that runs version 4.04 (or lower) will not be able to continue using Whatsapp from the aforementioned date. In case you have an iPhone, as Apple cell phones are known, you should know that your equipment will also become incompatible if it works with the iOS 9 operating system or an earlier one. Although these are usually teams that came out more than a decade ago, there are still many people who have them.

According to the publication, the requirement that WhatsApp will put is that Android phones have (at least) the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (launched in 2012) or iOS 10 (introduced in 2016). In case you have these versions (which are not so recent either), it is advisable to start thinking about changing equipment since it is likely that in the coming years these devices will also go to the list of incompatible smartphones.

How to check the operating system of your smartphone?

If you have an Android phone, you must enter the settings or configuration of the phone, in the information section (which is usually at the end) you will see its main technical specifications. There you will be able to know what operating system you have and if it will continue to be compatible with WhatsApp as of November 1, 2021. If you have an iPhone, you should look for the software updates option and check which version of iOS you have.

What to do if your phone will be incompatible?

In the phone settings, you should check if it has software updates available. If you don’t have them, the ideal would be to switch to a more recent smartphone if you want to continue using WhatsApp to communicate with your friends. Another option is to make a backup of your conversations so that, in the future, when you have more modern equipment, you can recover those chats, images, photos, videos, among other types of content.

WhatsApp tricks

How to put music in your statuses?

WhatsApp is an instant messaging app used to share photosvideos or make video calls. But that’s not all, it also has a ‘status’ section that allows users to post messages for 24 hours.

Thanks to a ‘trick’ shared by a YouTube user, we will be able to place our favorite songs in the WhatsApp statuses. If you want to know how to do it, then do not hesitate to review the following video that is all the rage on the networks.

How to create a chat with yourself

The trick is to use the groups of WhatsApp. To do this, enter the application and click on the three-dot icon to open the options menu. Here select “New Group” to create one, add a trusted contact and finally choose a name for the chat.

When it is successfully created the group of WhatsApp, only sufficient to eliminate the contact you previously added. Ready, now there will be a chat where the only participant will be you and which you can use to send messages to yourself.

Leave groups without anyone knowing

If you are tired of belonging to a WhatsApp group, but you are ashamed to leave it, you should know that there is a secret trick with which you can say goodbye to that annoying group chat and no one will notice that you left.

If you’re eager to know this fantastic trick of WhatsApp, which few people know about, all you have to do is follow the steps showing you the following video that will soon become a trend in social networking.

So you can have two different WhatsApp accounts on the same phone

WhatsApp has become an essential app for anyone both in the work environment and in the personal environment, which forces many to have two phones, one for each environment. However, if you want to avoid carrying two mobiles with you, WhatsApp has a trick to use two accounts on the same device.

Although the mobile phone market is currently dominated by Dual SIM phones. This does not necessarily imply that with this feature we can use WhatsApp with two different phone numbers. To solve this problem we can resort to a trick that is quite simple.

WhatsApp Web: how to use two accounts at the same time on the same laptop or PC?

Many users use WhatsApp every day to communicate with friends and co-workers. That is why many of them have two accounts; however, they do not know how to have both sessions open simultaneously and on the same PC. If you have this problem, we will show you how this simple trick works.

Unlike what happens on a mobile phone – where we are limited to opening a single account – on a computer it is possible to access two accounts simultaneously if we use a trick, although applying it requires a series of steps.

Watch YouTube videos without leaving the app

WhatsApp presented important progress of its ‘Picture-in-Picture’ (PiP) tool, which makes it easier to view YouTube videos from the same conversation chats, that is, it is no longer necessary to leave the app.

This WhatsApp novelty came to Android users who will be able to continue playing YouTube videos through a floating window when you switch to another chat or even if you leave the platform and access other applications.

WhatsApp receives the function to add contacts with QR codes on Android phones

Through the WABetaInfo portal, it was announced that WhatsApp would receive the new function that allows users to add contacts through a QR code. This long-awaited feature was only available in the iOS beta. However, a recent report indicates that it can also be used on Android phones.

WhatsApp had recently enabled QR code support in the latest iOS beta updates on TestFlight and this Friday WhatsApp is officially rolling out the feature for all Android beta testers.

How to highlight important messages?

If it bothers you to be reviewing a WhatsApp conversation to find an important message, then you should know that there is a secret trick with which you can highlight everything you think is convenient and in this way find it quickly.

You just have to keep your finger pressed on the WhatsApp message that you want to highlight until it is highlighted in blue. At that time, different options will be enabled at the top of the interface, one of them is the star icon.


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    Written by Christina d'souza

    Proofreader, editor, journalist. I have been doing my favourite thing for more than six years.

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