WhatsApp will no longer work on these devices from December 31, 2022

Important application updates are sometimes no longer supported by outdated operating systems. This will be the case with the next version of WhatsApp which, from December 31, will stop working on no less than 49 devices. Do not panic, all devices with a minimum the operating system version Android 4.1, dating from July 2012, and iOS 12, dating from September 2018, could continue to run the application.


WhatsApp is a free and secure instant messenger that allows you to keep in touch with all your friends or family, you can download and install it on all platforms.

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    Android, Online service All Internet browsers, Windows 10/11, Windows 32 bits – XP/Vista/7/8/10/11, Windows 64 bits – XP/Vista/7/8/10/11, iOS iPhone, macOS

Here are the devices affected by the shutdown:

At Apple : Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5c.

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

At LG : 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 Dual, LG Optimus L4 II, LG Optimus L4 II Dual, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L5 Dual, LG Optimus L5 II, LG Optimus L7, LG Optimus L7 II, LG Optimus L7 II Dual, LG Optimus Nitro HD.

At Samsung : 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.

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

Among various other manufacturers : Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Lenovo A820, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight ZTE, Grand S Flex ZTE, Grand X Quad V987 ZTE, Memo ZTE V956.

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