WhatsApp Will No Longer Work on These Phones from 31 December 2022

Messaging apps have undoubtedly transcended how people communicate, making it faster and easier to pass on information.

One of the first significant apps that first came about is Whatsapp, and until this day, it is still a force to be reckoned with despite the many jokes about it being a “boomer’s” application.

To keep up to date with its competition and consumers’ feedback, WhatsApp consistently churns out updates to ensure that its application is working at its finest.

However, these updates may not always be ideal, at least for a handful of people, as the updates would mean that older devices may not be compatible with the app, which is the situation some will be facing on 31 Dec 2022.

Will No Longer Work on More Than 40 Devices

The list of phones that will not be compatible with the application contains phones that are pretty old. So, if you have changed your phone in the past three to four years, you should be relatively safe from this update.

Prior to WhatsApp stopping operations on your preferred operating system, you will be notified directly in WhatsApp ahead of time and reminded a few times to upgrade according to their website.

Here is the list of phones that will no longer be supported by Whatsapp:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Grand S Flex ZTE
  • Grand X Quad V987 ZTE
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Quad XL
  • Lenovo A820
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD
  • Memo ZTE V956
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Sony Xperia Arc S
  • Sony Xperia miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT

If you are one of those people who own a phone on this list, do note that the only way to continue using WhatsApp is to change to another phone that is compatible with the messaging app.

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