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WhatsApp will stop working on these devices next month

 Meta decided to stop the WhatsApp application from working on some smartphones, starting next month, for old versions of the Android and iOS operating systems.

Meta decided to stop the WhatsApp application from working on some smartphones, starting next month, for old versions of the Android and iOS operating systems.

And Meta, which owns Facebook, routinely cancels updates for older versions of iOS and Android every time new updates come.

In order for the WhatsApp application to be updated, it must be at least Android 4.1 to update the application, and this change will occur after next October 24, and most of the latest smartphones can only update their working system to continue using WhatsApp.

In order for the application to work on your iPhone, you will need at least iOS 12 to continue using WhatsApp, and among the devices that the application will depend on is the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.

WhatsApp is currently developing a new feature that will enable users to edit their sent text messages, and it is not clear whether there is a specific time limit for editing sent text messages.

WhatsApp surveys customers for which versions to stop updating, so every year, like other tech companies, it looks at older hardware and software that fewer people still use.

WhatsApp drops support for older smartphone systems, in order to maintain application security, which requires constant work and updates from developers.


  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • ZTE Memo V956
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Huawei Ascend D quad 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 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

  • 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 Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT

The large majority of these phones have already been discontinued, so it makes sense for WhatsApp to reroute its resources to where they’re most needed. The phones listed above should no longer be able to run WhatsApp come December 31, theoretically. Of course, there are workarounds that will allow WhatsApp users with unsupported devices to continue to run the app, but this is just delaying the inevitable.

According to WhatsApp, whenever it chooses what to stop supporting, the company looks at which devices and software are the oldest and have the fewest number of people still using them. That means that even if your phone runs a much older Android version, it might still be supported if WhatsApp decides that there are still many people who use that particular phone.

That said, as Apple and Google continue to push out new iOS and Android updates, WhatsApp will do its part and phase out the older devices running its app. It’s just another way to convince users to upgrade to newer devices if they want to continue to receive the same level of support all other WhatsApp users are getting.