WhatsApp to discontinue support on several devices: know the details

WhatsApp has declared that it will no longer support obsolete cell phones with out-of-date operating systems. It is expected to stop functioning on several Android phones & iPhones this week. WhatsApp will discontinue compatibility for some older brands and models on December 31, 2022.

WhatsApp to discontinue support on several devices

According to reports, the listing of obsolete gadgets includes 49 cell phones from Apple, Samsung, LG, and other manufacturers. WhatsApp’s official information page states that the software is compatible with Android handsets with Operating systems 4.1 and newer, as well as iOS smartphones with iOS 12 and higher. WhatsApp is also supported on handsets with KaiOS 2.5, such as the JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

WhatsApp remarks on this policy:

To stay up with technological changes, we regularly discontinue support for older operating systems in order to concentrate our efforts to the most recent ones. If we cease support for your operating system, you will be alerted and prompted several times to update your device so that you can continue to use WhatsApp.

WhatsApp may end support for devices including:

The company may soon discontinue support for Android devices running less than Android 5.0 and iOS devices running less than iOS 12. Among the products are 7 Samsung smartphones introduced in 2011, 2012, & 2013. These smartphones may also lack the most recent security upgrades or the technology required to operate WhatsApp. The phones that will no longer support Whatsapp are listed below.

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

Other latest updates by WhatsApp

On the windows beta version of the program, WhatsApp is apparently developing a brand-new feature that would allow users to report questionable status posts. The ability for users to report a status update directly from a new menu in the status section. With just this new tool, people will be able to report updates that may violate the conditions of service to the moderation staff.

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