Whether we like it or not, technology is constantly evolving and 2021 is approaching fast. This evolution not only brings advanced gears and software, but it also makes other ones become obsolete. It’s the same for the highly-popular app WhatsApp, as it will cease to function for some phones in 2021.
Those over 2 billion users that WhatsApp has are surely difficult to please. That’s why the Facebook-owned platform is always trying to provide exciting updates. Although the instant messaging app will continue to be running on Android devices with operating system 4.0.3 or later and iPhones with iOS 9 or later, you should remember the list of phones that will disappear from the list of WhatsApp-compatible gadgets in 2021:
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Motorola Droid Razr
- LG Optimus Black
- HTC Desire
The iPhones are the following:
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
Otherwise, it’s hard to believe that WhatsApp will lose any significant amount of its users soon. The Play Store description is pretty reasonable:
WhatsApp from Facebook
WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
The description also says:
FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they’re in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can’t access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).
Facebook aims that for the near future it shall unify all of its messaging platforms into a single entity. Therefore, users will be able to check all of their discussions from Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp by opening an available app.