About supported Android 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
We offer limited support for Android tablets with an active SIM card and don't support Wi-Fi only devices.
You'll also need a data plan in order to receive messages when outside the range of a Wi-Fi network.
Note: WhatsApp will no longer support Android phones running OS 4.0.4 and older on November 1, 2021. Please switch to a supported device or save your chat history before then. Learn how in this article.