New WhatsApp version will stop working on 49 phones

New WhatsApp version will stop working on 49 phones

Check this list to find out whether or not your phone has made the list.

WhatsApp will stop working on these 49 phones

As technology and the digital world keeps moving forward, some older tech will, unfortunately, be left in the past.

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Cassette, CD, and videotape players are just a few devices we no longer have much, if any, use for, so it comes as no surprise that certain applications will soon reach an updated version that no longer functions on older devices.

The latest to announce their newest updates will no longer work on over 40 different phone models is WhatsApp.

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From the 31st of December, the latest version will cease to function on 49 phones and here is the full list:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Grand S Flex ZTE
  • Grand X Quad V987 ZTE
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • 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 L4 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • 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
  • Memo ZTE V956
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
  • 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

While many of these phones are a few years old, that doesn't mean people are no longer using them. If your phone is on the list above you would have to upgrade to a different device if you want to continue using WhatsApp.

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