WhatsApp will continue to be compatible with iOS 10 and Android 4.1

WhatsApp has updated its support page and has indicated that users of older Android and iOS models will be able to continue using the app.


WhatsApp will continue to work on devices that integrate the operating system iOS 10 and later versions, as well as those that are Android OS 4.1 and later versions.

As reflected in the company’s questions and answers section, users of older iPhone and Android models will be able to continue using the application, despite the fact that some media have echoed the contrary, and even pointed to a new loss of compatibility starting this Friday.

The last update carried out by the company occurred last November , when WhatsApp stopped being compatible from day 1 with Android phones with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (version 4.0.4 and earlier).

This update made terminals such as Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Huawei Ascend P1, among other devices launched between 2011 and 2012, no longer have support for WhatsApp.

For that reason, the app is currently maintained on phones running Android OS 4.1 and newer, as well as iPhone running iOS 10 and newer or KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

Why is WhatsApp constantly changing support?

Likewise, WhatsApp explains on this support page what criteria it takes into account to determine that a version of an operating system is no longer compatible with the application.

“Like other technology companies, each year we identify which devices and software are the most out of date and which have the fewest users to decide what we stop supporting ,” it can be read on its website.

In addition, it has reminded that, before it stops supporting the corresponding operating systems, it notifies users on several occasions about the need for the required update.