The End Of The Year Marks The End Of WhatsApp’s Compatibility With Some Smartphones


WhatsApp, a popular instant messaging programme, will soon stop supporting certain mobile devices, leaving many users without access to the service in only a day, as it does every year around this time.

The messaging software owned by Meta keeps getting upgrades, but after December 31, it will no longer work with certain older cellphones running older operating systems.

Those cellphones running the below-mentioned out-of-date operating systems will no longer get assistance from the firm, as they will be unable to run the updated messaging software once it is released.

In the event that the app is about to cease operating on a user’s phone, they will get a notification.

WhatsApp has published a statement saying that since “devices and software change constantly,” the company continually reviews the operating systems it supports and makes upgrades as necessary.

The newest security patches may not be installed, or the hardware may be insufficient to operate WhatsApp. Every year, like other IT firms, we evaluate which products should discontinue supporting based on how old they are and how few people are still using them.

On an iPhone, pick “general” and then “software update” to get the update menu for the system software.

Here is a list of phones:

  • 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


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