WhatsApp: many smartphones will no longer be able to use it from January 1, 2023

49 devices will no longer be able to use the messaging app. (©actu.fr)

If you are a regular user of WhatsApp, be careful. Of 1Ahem By January 2023, around fifty phones will no longer support the app.

A way for Meta, owner of the instant messaging application, to “stay in the race for the latest technological advances.”

We regularly discontinue support for older operating systems in order to dedicate our resources to supporting newer systems.


Old versions of Android and iOS

Specifically, it is the old versions of Android and iOS that will no longer be able to enjoy the joys of WhatsApp.

Already, the last major app update on October 24 had forced iPhone 5 and 5C owners to stop using this messaging service or switch phones to continue using it.

Therefore, to continue using WhatsApp, your smartphone must be equipped with the operating systems IOS 12.1 or Android 4.1.

Double check your updates

Before changing your phone, take a good look at the list of affected devices (below), and above all, check that there are no updates available for your operating system.

Sometimes, we forget to do this update when it can extend the life of our phone, or at least maintain access to certain applications.

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The list of devices that will no longer be able to have WhatsApp

The list was unveiled by our colleagues from fonandroid.

  • iPhone 5,
  • Iphone 5c,
  • archos 53 platinum,
  • big S Flex Zte,
  • Grand X Quad V987 ZTE,
  • htc desire 500,
  • huawei ascend d,
  • huawei ascend d1,
  • huawei ascend d2,
  • huawei ascend g740,
  • huawei Rise Companion,
  • huawei ascend p1,
  • quadruple XL,
  • lenovo a820,
  • lg enact,
  • lg Lucid 2,
  • lg optimus 4x hd,
  • lg Optimus F3,
  • lg optimus f3q,
  • lg Optimus F5,
  • lg Optimus F6,
  • lg Optimus F7,
  • lg optimus l2 ii,
  • lg optimus l3 ii,
  • LG Optimus L3 II Double,
  • lg optimus l4 ii,
  • LG Optimus L4 II Double,
  • lg Optimus L5,
  • lg optimus l5 dual,
  • lg optimus l5ii,
  • lg Optimus L7,
  • lg Optimus L7 Ii,
  • LG Optimus L7 II Double,
  • lg optimus nitro hd,
  • ZTE V956 Memory,
  • samsung galaxy ace 2,
  • samsung galaxy core,
  • samsung galaxy s2,
  • Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini, samsung galaxy trend ii,
  • samsung galaxy trend lite,
  • samsung galaxy xcover 2,
  • sony xperia arc s,
  • sony xperia miro,
  • sony xperia neo l,
  • wiko cinco five,
  • Wiko Darknight ZT.

You have been warned.

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