Thursday, December 7, 2023
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WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging application, has announced that it will be ending support for certain older devices on December 31, 2022. This decision has been made in order to continue introducing new features to the platform, and as a result, some Android phones by brands such as Samsung and Huawei, as well as certain iPhone models, will no longer be able to run the application.

It’s worth noting that most of the affected devices are relatively old models, so it’s likely that many users have already upgraded to newer phones. If you own one of the impacted devices and use WhatsApp frequently, it may be time to consider upgrading to a newer model that will continue to receive support. Here are the smartphones that won’t be able to run WhatsApp post the latest updates –

— iPhone 5
— iPhone 5c

— Galaxy Ace 2
— Galaxy Core
— Galaxy S2
— Galaxy S3 mini
— Galaxy Trend II
— Galaxy Trend Lite
— Galaxy Xcover 2

— Xperia Arc S
— Xperia miro
— Xperia Neo L

— Enact
— Lucid 2
— Optimus 4X HD
— Optimus F3
— Optimus F3Q
— Optimus F5
— Optimus F6
— Optimus F7
— Optimus L2 II
— Optimus L3 II
— Optimus L3 II Dual
— Optimus L4 II
— Optimus L4 II Dual
— Optimus L5
— Optimus L5 Dual
— Optimus L5 II
— Optimus L7
— Optimus L7 II
— Optimus L7 II Dual
— Optimus Nitro HD

— Ascend D
— Ascend D1
— Ascend D2
— Ascend G740
— Ascend Mate
— Ascend P1

— Memo ZTE V956
— HTC Desire 500
— Quad XL
— Lenovo A820
— Archos 53 Platinum
— Grand S Flex ZTE
— Grand X Quad V987 ZTE
— Wiko Cink Five
— Wiko Darknight ZT

In the meantime, WhatsApp recommends that users on affected devices update to the latest available version of the app to continue using it until the December 31 deadline. After that date, the app will no longer function on these devices. If you have any questions about whether your device will be impacted, it’s best to contact WhatsApp or check their website for more information.


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