WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from December 31 (LIST)
WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from December 31 (LIST)

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from December 31 (LIST)

Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp would end support for select smartphones across brands, including Apple and Samsung, starting December 31.

It is not the first time that the company is pulling out its support, and it does so for smartphones that are either obsolete or running on old or outdated operating systems.


Currently, WhatsApp supports Android version 4.1 and above, iOS 12 and above, and KaiOS 2.5.0 and above.

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From December 31, it would stop working on Android smartphones that are running on versions released before Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Likewise, the support would end for iPhones running iOS 10 and 11.

According to news reports, the following smartphones would not receive any updates, including new features and security patches, from next year. Eventually, the platform will stop working on these smartphones. That said, most of the smartphones mentioned in the list are either those in the end of their life cycle or running outdated operating systems. Below is the list of smartphones that would not get support from WhatsApp after December 31:

  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Apple iPhone 5c
  3. Archos 53 Platinum
  4. Grand S Flex ZTE
  5. Grand X Quad V987 ZTE
  6. HTC Desire 500
  7. Huawei Ascend D
  8. Huawei Ascend D1
  9. Huawei Ascend D2
  10. Huawei Ascend G740
  11. Huawei Ascend Mate
  12. Huawei Ascend P1
  13. Quad XL
  14. Lenovo A820
  15. LG Enact
  16. LG Lucid 2
  17. LG Optimus 4X HD
  18. LG Optimus F3
  19. LG Optimus F3Q
  20. LG Optimus F5
  21. LG Optimus F6
  22. LG Optimus F7
  23. LG Optimus L2 II
  24. LG Optimus L3 II
  25. LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  26. LG Optimus L4 II
  27. LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  28. LG Optimus L5
  29. LG Optimus L5 Dual
  30. LG Optimus L5 II
  31. LG Optimus L7
  32. LG Optimus L7 II
  33. LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  34. LG Optimus Nitro HD
  35. Memo ZTE V956
  36. Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  37. Samsung Galaxy Core
  38. Samsung Galaxy S2
  39. Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  40. Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  41. Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  42. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  43. Sony Xperia Arc S
  44. Sony Xperia miro
  45. Sony Xperia Neo L
  46. Wiko Cink Five
  47. Wiko Darknight ZT

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