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WhatsApp News: WhatsApp will stop working on these Apple and Samsung smartphones: Checklist

2022 is finally wrapping up! This year we have seen many new gadgets arriving in the smartphone market, along with many new features and upgrades.

As we prepare for new beginnings and enter 2023, it might also be the time for some of you to finally let go of your old phone and update to a new one. If it weren’t for the alluring new smartphones in the market from some of the best tech brands in the world, here’s a warning that might make you consider buying a new smartphone.

The Meta-owned instant messaging platform, WhatsApp will soon stop working on some Android smartphones as well as some iPhones after December 2022.

WhatsApp will end support for its platform on some Android and Apple models. According to a report before GizChinaWhatsApp plans to end support for approximately 49 smartphones across different brands such as Samsung, Apple, and more.

The report states that the Meta-owned social network will stop rolling out updates from December 31, which will eventually lead to the shutdown of WhatsApp on these smartphones.

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Here is the list of smartphones Which will stop receiving WhatsApp update:

  • Iphone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Grand S Flex ZTE
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend Dr
  • 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 phone
  • LG Optimus F3Q phone
  • LG Optimus F5 phone
  • LG Optimus F6 phone
  • LG Optimus F7 phone
  • 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
  • ZTE V956 Note
  • 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 New L
  • Wiko Sync Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will provide users with the ability to report status updates on the desktop beta, and the new feature will allow users to report a status update directly within a new menu in the status section, WABetaInfo reports.

If users see any suspicious status update that may violate the Terms of Service, they will be able to report this to the moderation team using the new option.

Just like the reporting letters, the status update will be forwarded to the company for moderation reasons so they can see if there is a violation or not.

However, this feature does not break the end-to-end encryption.