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WhatsApp Will Not Work on These 49 Smartphones from December 31st, 2022

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The technology is changing very fast. With the passage of time, some old devices get out of order and stop supporting several updates. WhatsApp is one of those apps that keep on updating every now and then. Recently, the messaging app has announced that a new update is coming after which the app will stop working on more than 49 devices.

Previously, in October, WhatsApp stopped working on iPhones operating on iOS 10 and iOS 11. However, this time around, these are mostly the android devices on which the app will stop functioning. The list only contains the names of two iPhones.

Since most of the smartphones on the list are old ones, there is a fair chance that many of the users have already upgraded their devices. However, sometimes people do keep their old phones for many reasons. If you too have one of these, keep in mind that WhatsApp will no longer work on it from December 31st, 2022.

Here is the list of those smartphones whose users will not be able to access WhatsApp staring January 1st, 2023.

  • 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 have one these smartphones, you will have to change your phone in order to keep using the messaging app.

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