WhatsApp will block these iPhone and Android phones in 2023

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Whatsapp discontinued phones 2023

From time to time, WhatsApp is quite compatible with iPhones and Android smartphones running older versions of the operating system. This time, the Meta-owned messaging app will no longer support 50 smartphones before December 31, 2022. So whether you are using WhatsApp messaging for business or personal use, you should consider checking out the full list in this article to find out if you are affected.
We have seen several times in the past how WhatsApp has stopped supporting older phones that no longer have access to the latest security updates or lack the basic functionality needed to run WhatsApp. Devices and software change frequently, so we regularly check which operating systems we support and make updates,” notes a WhatsApp FAQ page.

To choose what to stop supporting, every year, like other tech companies, we look at which devices and software are the oldest and have the fewest people still using them. These devices may not have the latest security updates or may not have the functionality needed to run WhatsApp.

The devices in question are old smartphones from some years back, and there's a good chance that you have upgraded your phone. Smartphones running on anything below Android 4.1, and iOS 12, and phones below KaiOS 2.5.1 will lose WhatsApp support starting December 31, 2022.

Full List Of Smartphones That Won't Be Able To Use WhatsApp In 2023
iPhone 5
iPhone 5c
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

Huawei Ascend D
Huawei Ascend D1
Huawei Ascend D2
Huawei Ascend G749
Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend P1
Huawei Ascend D quad XL

Sony Xperia Arc S
Sony Xperia miro
Sony Xperia Neo L

HTC Desire 500

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

Archos 53 Platinum
ZTE Grand S Flex
ZTE Grand X Quad V987
ZTE Memo V956

Lenovo A820
Wiko Cink Five
Wiko Darknight ZT

How To Know If your Smartphone Will No Longer Be Supported By WhatsApp
WhatsApp notes that before support is completely discontinued for a particular operating system, users are notified repeatedly via their WhatsApp app ahead of time to upgrade their smartphone. However, users can still squeeze out more life out of their device if their phone manufacturer has made available to them a new OS and security update.