WhatsApp to stop working in some devices – check the list here


WhatsApp currently stands as one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. Meta wants to make it even more popular shortly. As the metaverse fails, the company will redirect efforts into making WhatsApp and Messenger better and more profitable. The app is always evolving, and the company needs to update it frequently to keep compatibility with most devices. However, there is always an end of the line for some. As per a new report, WhatsApp will drop support for over 40 devices from December 31st. Yes, in just a few days, depending on your phone, you’ll no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

The list of devices losing support from WhatsApp includes Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and LG smartphones. There are also some less notable names like Wiko and Archos. The reason behind the end of support is the software version. As per Meta, WhatsApp won’t run smoothly on these devices because they are running on outdated software. The list contains two iPhones and several Android devices. Worth mentioning, that most of them are very old. Therefore, we don’t think so many users will feel this impact.


You can find the full list of smartphones below. We believe that there are some names that you’ve never heard of in this list. Anyway, without further ado, let’s see which devices will lose support from the next Sunday.

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List of devices losing support from WhatsApp

  • iPhoneĀ 5
  • iPhoneĀ 5c
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Grand S Flex ZTE
  • Grand X QuadĀ V987 ZTE
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Ascend D1
  • Ascend D2
  • Huawei AscendĀ G740
  • Ascend Mate
  • Huawei AscendĀ P1
  • QuadĀ XL
  • Lenovo A820
  • LG Enact
  • Lucid 2
  • LG OptimusĀ 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus F7
  • Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • Optimus L4 II Dual
  • Optimus L5
  • LG OptimusĀ L5 Dual
  • Optimus L5 II
  • Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • Optimus L7 II Dual
  • Optimus Nitro HD
  • Memo ZTE V956
  • Samsung Galaxy AceĀ 2
  • Galaxy Core
  • Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy XcoverĀ 2
  • Sony Xperia Arc S
  • Xperia miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT
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Most of the devices in the list are old

As you can see the list include a bunch of LG phones. We all know that LG is no longer in business, however, the company still sustains some of its recent smartphones. Therefore, if you own a newer LG phone, don’t worry – the list includes very old LG phones, from the “Optimus” era. Other old devices in the list include the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini – the device that started the “mini” trend. Another notable name is the Samsung Galaxy S2. It’s a surprise to see that there are still some units around that are “alive and kicking”. Moreover, when it comes to Apple, the list includes the old iPhone 5 and 5c. These are no longer supported by Apple. Unfortunately, WhatsApp didn’t detail how many phones are using the app from these old devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S2

If you own any of these Android devices, the only hope is flashing a custom ROM with updated Android to run WhatsApp. However, we believe that the custom ROM community is no longer alive for most of these devices. Some of them probably never had active 3rd-party development. There are always some exceptions like the above-mentioned Samsung Galaxy S2, or SII if you prefer. In most cases, you’ll need to replace it with a new smartphone if you want to keep using WhatsApp.

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