Whatsapp To Stop Working On 47 Phones After December 2022 (See Full List)

The Evangelist
December 29, 2022
By Adebayo PAUL

Popular messaging application, Whatsapp will stop working on some mobile phones as from December 31, 2022, due to compatibility issues with their operating systems.

A total of 47 phones including some versions of iPhones and some android phones will no longer be able to use Whatsapp due to compatibility issues.

The development according to an announcement by the owners of the platform would affect millions of users worldwide as they won’t be able to get an upgrade after December 31.

The older versions of the phones that won’t be able to use Whatsapp include some versions of Huawei, LG, and Samsung phones.

Users of the affected phones would get messages on their devices notifying them they won’t be able to use Whatsapp again once the deadline expires.

A statement issued by WhatsApp on the development reads: “To keep up with the latest advances in tech, we routinely stop supporting older operating systems to point our resources to supporting the latest ones.

“If we stop supporting your operating system, you’ll be notified and reminded a few times to upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp.

“Devices and software change often, so we regularly review what operating systems we support and make updates.

“These devices also might not have the latest security updates, or might lack the functionality required to run WhatsApp.”

“To choose what to stop supporting, every year we, like other technology companies, look at which devices and software are the oldest and have the fewest number of people still using them.”

Below is the full list of phones that would be affected.

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 II
LG Optimus L5 II Dual
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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