WhatsApp Provides A List Of Phones That It Will No Longer Support in 2023

The widely known messenger app Whatsapp has been around for quite some time and has since been the go-to messenger application for smartphone users. The application, which was founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton, was launched in 2009 and grew exponentially throughout the years.

Since 2009, Whatsapp has added features and updated its software to make the lives of its users even easier with a quick and simple interface.

Due to new updates, the mobile application has given a list of 49 smartphones that will no longer be able to keep up with the communication application; hence, they will be removing the service from them as of December 31, 2022, based on information garnered from Gizchina.

This is not the first time WhatsApp has published a list of phones whose functionality will be discontinued. Don’t start worrying, however, because although most older smartphones are still in use today, chances are that you upgraded a long time ago to a newer model, so you will not have to stop using the communications application to talk to loved ones and friends.

Unfortunately, if yours is on the list, you may have to consider upgrading to a newer model if you want to continue using the mobile application’s services. A list of all the smartphones that the app will no longer be available on is provided below, which was also acquired from Gizchina. See if yours is on this list of unlucky devices.

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