Phones where WhatsApp won't work in the new year

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Messaging app WhatsApp will no longer work on many smartphone models from many brands from the start of next year.

Popular online messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on most phone models from Apple, Samsung and Huawei after December 31, 2022.

According to hardwarehaber; Starting next year, WhatsApp users will need a smartphone or tablet with at least Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) or iOS 12.1 to use the app.

The messaging app, which is widely used on iPhones with iOS 10 and iOS 11, stopped working on October 24. This time, only two iPhone models will lose access to the messaging app, along with a bunch of Android smartphones.

Here are the phone models that will not be able to run WhatsApp in 2023:

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 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
Memo ZTE V956

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