WhatsApp to STOP on these phones! iPhone 6S, iPhone SE to Samsung Galaxy Core, check list

If you’re a WhatsApp user, then there’s alarming news for you. WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones starting tomorrow, February 1, 2023. Check the full list here.

| Updated on: Jan 31 2023, 14:06 IST
Add style to your WhatsApp messages, do it this way
1/6 Are you bored of seeing and using normal WhatsApp messaging format? The online messaging platform is providing you with the options to change the format of the text to Italic, Bold, Strikethrough and more. Want to try the new WhatsApp text format? Before that you need to know that once you change the style of the text, you will not be able to disable it. (HT_PRINT)
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2/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Italic: In order to change the text inside your messages to Italic, you will have to place an underscore on both sides of the text. For example: _text_. (Reuters)
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3/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Bold: If you want your text to be Bold, you need to place an asterisk on both sides of the text.For example- *text*. (Reuters)
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4/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Strikethrough: To Strikethrough your message, you need to place a tilde on both sides of the text. Here is how- ~text~. (AP)
5/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Monospace: Now in order to monospace your message, you will have to place three backticks on both sides of the text like this```text```. (Pixabay)
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6/6 You can also use an alternative method to change the format of the text inside WhatsApp message on Android and iPhone. Android users can change the format of WhatsApp text by tapping and holding the text they are entering in the text field, then choose Bold, Italic, or More. You need to tap More to choose Strikethrough or Monospace. While, if you are an iPhone user then you need to tap the text you are entering in the text field, then Select or Select All then B_I_U. After this, you will have to choose Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospace. (HT_Print)
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WhatsApp will stop working on these phones starting tomorrow, February 1. (Unsplash)

Gone are the days of boring SMS and or struggling to send images via multimedia messages. Yes, WhatsApp has replaced SMS as the primary form of texting for millions of people. To keep subscribers from leaving, WhatsApp regularly rolls out updates and new features such as disappearing messages, video calls, View Once messages and more. However, there is a negative impact too. As new features are added, support for older smartphones gets dropped as they become obsolete.

According to reports, WhatsApp will stop working on a number of smartphones, starting tomorrow, February 1, 2023. Currently, WhatsApp requires Android OS 4.0.3 or above for Android smartphones and iOS 12.0 or later for iPhones to work. However, it has been revealed that it will stop working on a number of smartphones soon. Check if your device falls in this list.

WhatsApp to drop support for these phones

  1. iPhone 6S
  2. iPhone 6S Plus
  3. iPhone SE (1st Gen)
  4. Samsung Galaxy Core
  5. Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  6. Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  7. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
  8. Samsung Galaxy Trend Ii
  9. Samsung Galaxy X Cover 2
  10. Vinco Darknight
  11. Archos 53 Platinum
  12. Zte V956 – Umi X2
  13. Zte Grand S Flex
  14. Zte Grand Memo
  15. Huawei Ascend Mate
  16. Huawei Ascend G740
  17. Huawei Ascend D2
  18. Lg Optimus L3 Ii Dual
  19. Lg Optimus L5 Ii
  20. Lg Optimus F5
  21. Lg Optimus L3 Ii
  22. Lg Optimus L7ii
  23. Lg Optimus L5 Dual
  24. Lg Optimus L7 Dual
  25. Lg Optimus F3
  26. Lg Optimus F3q
  27. Lg Optimus L2 Ii
  28. Lg Optimus L4 Ii
  29. Lg Optimus F6
  30. Lg Act
  31. Lg Lucid 2
  32. Lg Optimus F7
  33. Sony Xperia M
  34. Lenovo A820
  35. Feya F1thl W8
  36. Vico Sync Five

What can users do?

Smartphone users can simply update their iOS and Android version to continue using WhatsApp. If your device supports the latest firmware, it will automatically download the update. However, if your smartphone falls in the list mentioned above, it is bad news for you. WhatsApp will stop working on your iPhone from tomorrow itself! Unfortunately, there is no alternative.

Not sure which
mobile to buy?

Though major e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon are offering great deals and huge discounts on smartphones. So, take advantage of the offers and upgrade your smartphone now to continue using WhatsApp.

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First Published Date: 31 Jan, 13:55 IST