Whatsapp will no longer be Functional on these Devices
49 Older Smartphones that will Stop Supporting Whatsapp as of 31st December 2022
While new devices are being produced and released, older devices typically may stop supporting Whatsapp Messenger or other apps. About 49 devices will no longer support Whatsapp as of December 31, 2022.
Whatsapp has a history of frequently releasing updates, and occasionally older phones can’t keep up. Consider the fact that Whatsapp support for iPhones operating iOS 10 and iOS 11 ended on October 24, 2022. We have several older Android phones that will no longer have access to Whatsapp in addition to the two iPhones.
We’re talking about smartphones here, which you might have purchased a few years ago. However, if you have upgraded to a new smartphone, you might be in a better position. The messaging app will still function on some older smartphones, so this does not imply that all older smartphones will stop supporting it.
The 49 older smartphones that will no longer support WhatsApp are highlighted below. They consist of;
“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”
It’s unfortunate if your phone is among the older smartphones that WhatsApp no longer supports. However, if you’ve upgraded, you’re on the safe side and can keep using the messaging app as usual.
Why Will Whatsapp Stop Operating on these Smartphones?
The messaging app will no longer work on these older smartphones primarily in order to protect the privacy of users and the security of the app.
- Technical Aspect
Older smartphones might not be taken into consideration for some apps because they may have improved features that can only be compatible with more recent smartphones. Although older versions can still be supported, maintaining that code becomes challenging. Remembering what certain settings or commands do for various OS versions can be challenging. Reverse compatibility is difficult or impossible to maintain because some of these differences are even deprecated or entirely removed from the newer SDKs.
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