If you're a regular user of the beloved chat app you should check your device isn't on the list.

WhatsApp is removing support for over 50 phone models in November. This WhatsApp block affects millions of iPhone and Android devices.

The changes came into effect on November 1, 2021. That means if you have one of the affected devices you will need to update your software or invest in a new phone to keep using WhatsApp.

WhatsApp claims phasing out support for older models can help keep the app secure and safe.

Be aware that some of the models can be easily updated to new software that will allow WhatsApp to work. That includes the iPhone 6S.

For Android users, you'll need to be running Android 4.1 or later. That means a host of popular phones will lose access, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Huawei Ascend Mate.

For Apple, you'll lose access on an iPhone 4S or older. That's because iOS 10 can't be installed on the iPhone 4S or earlier.

And if you've never updated your iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone SE (2016) or iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 variants you'll lose access until you update. That's because they launched on iOS 9 or older.

But you can update all three models to iOS 15 the latest version and keep access to WhatsApp.

The Sun