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WhatsApp will stop working on these smartphones starting Dec 31; check details

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 December 2022, 10:53 IST

WhatsApp has made a decision to withdraw its support from at least 49 smartphone models starting from December 31. If your smartphone is on this list, you will need to upgrade to a newer model in order to continue using the messaging application.

What will stop to function?

The Meta-owned app will stop working on devices from a variety of manufacturers, which includes Apple and Samsung. This means that beyond the specified date, owners of such phones will no longer be able to get updates from WhatsApp, including new features and security patches, and eventually the service will cease to function for them.

It is to be noted that most of the mobile phones mentioned in the list are older and probably only used by a very small number of individuals. Therefore, the majority of smartphone users worldwide should not be worried about the support termination.

Here is the full list of smartphone models:

-Apple iPhone 5

-Apple 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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First published: 29 December 2022, 10:53 IST