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List of Phones WhatsApp Will No Longer Support

Last updated on December 8th, 2021 at 03:39 pm


A few years back, global messaging app WhatsApp disclosed that it would stop supporting some phones that use old Operating System and it released years when it would stop its support for such OS

List of phones WhatsApp will no longer support from december 31

A statement from WhatsApp says: “Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time.


“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. We recommend switching to a compatible device or saving your chat history before that date,” the message reads.

In the announcement, WhatsApp outlined the following years:

  • June 30, 2017
  • December 31, 2017
  • December 31, 2018
  • December 31, 2019
  • December 31, 2019
  • February 1, 2020
  • November 1, 2021

Some phones that will not support WhatsApp

At least four iPhones under the Apple brand will not be supported; six Huawei smartphones are affected while about 20 LG brands will stop working on WhatsApp.

Below is a list of the “old” phones that will longer receive support from the messaging app


1) Best L4 II

2) Best L2 II

3) Optimus Nitro HD

4) Lucid 2

5) Optimus F7

6) Optimus F5

7) Dual Best L7 II

8) Optimus F6

9) Optimus L3 II

10) Dual Optimus L5

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11) Best L5 II,

12) Optimus L5

13) Dual Best L3 II,

14) Optimus L7

15) Enact Optimus F3

16) Optimus 4X HD and

17) Optimus F3Q

18) Optimus L7


19) Ascend D Quad XL

20) Ascend G740

21) Ascend Mate

22) Ascend P1 S, and

23) Ascend D2

24) Ascend D1 Quad XL


25) iPhone 6,

26) iPhone SE

27) iPhone 6s plus


28) Galaxy SII

29) Galaxy S3

30) Galaxy Core and

31) Galaxy Ace 2

32) mini Galaxy

33) Xcover 2

34) Galaxy Trend Lite,

35) Galaxy Trend II

ZTE V956: 

36) Grand Memo

37) Grand X Quad V987


38) Alcatel

39) Wiko Darknight

40) Lenovo A820 UMi X2

41) Run F1

42) THL W8

43) Archos 53 Platinum,

44) HTC Desire 500,

45) Caterpillar Cat B15,

46) Wiko Cink Five,

Recalled that WhatsApp stopped its support for Nokia Symbian S60 on June 30, 2017, while it added BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 to its list of OS that will not be supported on December 31, 2017.

By December 31, 2018, Nokia S40 was added while iPhone running software older than iOS 7, Android device with version 2.3.7, and Windows Phone OS stopped getting support from WhatsApp since December 31, 2019. It also added iOS 7 and Android 2.3.7 on February 1, 2020

What does this mean?

Usually, the Meta-owned messaging app rolls out list phones that will not support WhatsApp. In its last update, it disclosed that it will be incompatible with Android phones that are running on Android 4.0.3 or lower, and Apple iPhones that are running on iOS 9 or older.

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This means that users of smartphones with an old operating system will have to upgrade or be shut out of the messaging app.

Recalled that in 2019, WhatsApp stated that any phone running the Windows Mobile operating system will not be supported by the end of 2019. Here is the 2021 updated list of phones that will not be supported by WhatsApp


At least 50 phones will no longer be supported by WhatsApp. It also means that future updates will no longer be available on the affected phones.

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  • Opeyemi Quadri

    Ope is a finance writer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in content creation. His interests cut across decentralized finance, investment, foreign exchange, government policies and politics.

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