According to reports, Whatsapp will no longer function on select Android and iPhone devices starting this week. Starting on December 31, 2022, WhatsApp will stop providing support for some of the older smartphone models.
According to GizChina, there are 49 smartphones from Apple, Samsung, LG, and other manufacturers on the list of outmoded gadgets. Whatsapp supports Android devices running OS 4.1 and above as well as iOS devices running IOS 12 and above, according to its official support website. Whatsapp is also supported on smartphones running KaiOS 2.5, including the JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
The list includes;
APPLE: iPhone 5 iPhone 5c
SAMSUNG: Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Xcover 2
LG: LG 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
SONY: Xperia Arc s, Xperia miro, Xperia Neo L
HUAWEI: Ascend D, Ascend D1, Ascend D2, Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend P1
Wiko Cink Five
Wiko Darknight ZT
Memo ZTE V956
Archos 53 Platinum
Grand S Flex ZTE
Grand X Quad V987 ZTE
HTC Desire 500
While most people would be on newer Android or IOS versions and have access to the latest smartphones, old phones might still be in use if yours is on the list, it is time to upgrade!