About supported devices
We provide support for Android devices that meet the following requirements:
- Your Android phone is running OS 4.1 and newer.
- Your Android phone is able to receive SMS or calls during the verification process.
Note: Starting October 24, 2023, only Android OS version 5.0 and newer will be supported.
More information about how we choose which operating systems to support and what happens if yours will no longer be supported can be found here.
To keep up with the latest advances in technology, we routinely stop supporting older operating systems to point our resources to supporting the latest ones.
If we stop supporting your operating system, you’ll be notified and reminded a few times to upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp. We’ll also update this page regularly to ensure that the latest Android version we support is listed here.