WhatsApp will no longer work on these Android devices; find out if your cell phone is on the list


Meta updates operating systems compatible with the messaging app and indicates possible end of support for older versions

Starting November 24, WhatsApp will no longer support devices running Android version 4.4.

The information was confirmed by Meta, the app’s parent company, on its WhatsApp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Furthermore, there are indications that the app may also discontinue support for iOS 12.

For users with operating systems no longer supported by WhatsApp, the application will send notifications about the need for an update.

If your device allows it, it will be essential to update to Android 5.1 or newer versions to continue using the app. Otherwise, purchasing a new smartphone will be necessary.

Some smartphone models operating with Android 4.0 are already being notified about the discontinuation of support.

On which smartphones will WhatsApp stop working?

  • Samsung Galaxy SIII
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • Samsung Galaxy Pocket 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Young 2
  • Motorola RAZR HD
  • Motorola RAZR D1
  • Motorola D3
  • Motorola RAZR i
  • LG Joy
  • LG L35
  • LG F60,
  • LG G Flex
  • LG Optimus G
  • Samsung Galaxy J1
  • Sony Xperia E4
  • Sony Xperia E3
  • Sony Xperia E1

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