WhatsApp users would soon need to transfer their messages to other messaging apps or newer smartphones since they would no longer work on some handsets.
WhatsApp is about to disappoint many consumers once again after the giant messaging application confirmed that some smartphones would no longer be able to access the popular app. As of the moment, this Facebook-owned messaging service is still being criticized because of its way of sharing user data with Facebook itself.
Because of this, many individuals across the globe are now trying to find the best alternatives they could rely on since they are afraid that WhatsApp’s data-sharing habits could lead to massive data leaks. Although this is the case, there are still lots of consumers who tend to prefer the messaging app since they are now very familiar with it and almost all their essential messages are in their accounts.
However, many of them would no longer be able to access their accounts as WhatsApp announced that a total of 43 smartphones would no longer be able to open the popular messaging application starting on Nov. 1. The giant social media service added that Android smartphones running systems older than OS 4.1 are the ones mostly affected.
On the other hand, WhatsApp added that older versions of iOS 10 and KaiOS 2.5.1 are always included in the unlucky ones. To give you more ideas, here are all the smartphones that would be affected once the Facebook-owned app’s deadline arrives on Nov. 1.
Unlucky Smartphones Affected by the Update
- The Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
- The LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact , Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
- The ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, and Grand Memo.
- The Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
- The iPhone SE, 6S, and 6S Plus.
- The Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.
Other old smartphones
- Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1, and THL W8.
How To Transfer Messages To Email
Since Nov. 1 is not that far from now, WhatsApp users still have some time to save their messages so that they could still access them. If you don’t have a budget for a smartphone upgrade, the best thing you can do is transfer your files to your email. Here’s how you can do it on your Android and iPhone.
- Start WhatsApp on your Android phone, on the top right corner, go to Settings>Chats> Chat History>Email Chat.
- Choose chats that you would like to email, and you will be asked to email the chats Attach Media or Without Media.
- Then fill in the email address, click the Send button. After sending the chats successfully, you can check your mailbox for the chats.
- Open WhatsApp on iPhone, choose the chat that you want to email and tap on the name of the chat to enter Contact Info.
- Click the Export Chat option and choose the Mail option from the pop-up window. You may need to choose either Attach Media or Without Media.
- Fill in an email address, and click the Send button. The chat will be attached to the email.