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The definitive list of phones on which WhatsApp will stop working

Is your WhatsApp account about to be shut down? Find out now, check this list of phones on which WhatsApp will stop working.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 21:32 IST
iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Huawei, Sony and many other phones are on the list of phones on which WhatsApp will stop working.
iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Huawei, Sony and many other phones are on the list of phones on which WhatsApp will stop working. (Bloomberg)

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world. It helps people from all over the world connect and communicate with each other irrespective of their geographical location, age, and even time zones. As per the information shared by the Facebook-owned messaging app, two billion users communicate via its platform every day. All these people communicate via its Android and iOS-based apps. So, imagine the shock people will get if they are told their WhatsApp will stop working.

Now word is that people who have been using WhatsApp on smartphones running on old and outdated versions of software or operating systems -- both Android and iOS -- will not be able to use the messaging app on their smartphones starting November 1, 2021.

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If you have not updated your smartphone in a while, now would be the time you do it. If you don't, it is possible that you may not be able to use WhatsApp to the best of its capacity. Alternatively, if you have smartphones that do not support the latest version of the available software update, now would be a good time to buy a new one.

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To give you a brief idea, smartphones running Android 4.0.3 and iOS 9 or lower will not be supported by WhatsApp. Meanwhile, WhatsApp has also shared a list of smartphones that it will not support starting November 1.

List of phones on which WhatsApp will stop working

Apple: iPhone 6, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone SE

LG: Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II, Dual Optimus L5, Best L5 II, Optimus L5, Dual Best L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7, Dual Best L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact Optimus F3, Best L4 II, Best L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD, Optimus 4X HD and Optimus F3Q.

Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.

Samsung: Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.

ZTE: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.

Sony: Xperia Miro, Xperia Neo L, and Xperia Arc S.

Others: Alcatel, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, and Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820 UMi X2, Run F1, THL W8.

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First Published Date: 29 Oct, 17:07 IST
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