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WhatsApp will no longer work on 47 smartphone models: Do you need to worry?

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, which owns the popular messaging service WhatsApp, has announced that it will stop supporting and updating 47 smartphone models on December 31.

Models affected include those made by well-known companies such as Apple, Samsung, Sony, and LG.

A warning message will be displayed before the app completely stops working for users with these older models.

To ensure that everyone who uses WhatsApp has the most recent update, which includes enhanced security and privacy features.

Older models will no longer receive support due to their antiquated operating systems, which are incompatible with the updated version of WhatsApp and upcoming updates.

WhatsApp, a popular messaging app that provides free, end-to-end encrypted messaging services, has billions of users worldwide.

In Addition, Certain smartphone models are no longer supported, which may be inconvenient for some users, but this decision is made to ensure that everyone who uses WhatsApp has access to the most recent and secure version of the app.

The following phones will no longer be able to use WhatsApp as of December 31:

List

  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

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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