WhatsApp to Stop Working on All These Phones in March

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.23 - 2024 12:16 PM CET

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If you own one of these phones, we have some bad news. In just a few days, you will lose access to WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp has established itself as the leading platform for instant messaging. It's hard to imagine our daily lives without Meta's app, as we use it daily for both leisure and professional contexts. However, the reality is that millions of users are days away from saying goodbye to WhatsApp. Starting from February 29, they will no longer have access.

As we alerted you in January, a new feature will be introduced in March that will revolutionize how the app functions. We are talking about Conversations with Third-Party Apps, also known as interoperability. This means WhatsApp will allow users to communicate directly with other messaging applications, such as Telegram, Google Messages, iMessage, and others.

While this is a significant and important change for internet users, it brings bad news for millions of users, as those with older devices will lose access to the app. This is valid for those whose smartphones do not have Android 5.0 or higher or iOS 12.0.

The Phones That Will No Longer Support WhatsApp
  • Samsung Galaxy Core, Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy Trend II, & Samsung Galaxy X cover 2;

  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual, LG Optimus L5 II, LG Optimus F5, LG Optimus L7II, LG Optimus L5 Dual, LG Optimus L7 Dual, LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus L3 II, LG Optimus F3Q, LG Optimus L2 II, LG Optimus L4 II, LG Optimus F6, LG Enact, LG Lucid 2, & LG Optimus F7;

  • Huawei Ascend Mate, Huawei Ascend G740 & Huawei Ascend D2;

  • Sony Xperia M & Lenovo A820;

  • ZTE V956, UMI X2, ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE Grand Memo;

  • iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus.

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