WhatsApp to stop working on 35 mobile devices
(Web Desk) The world’s leading messaging application, WhatsApp, has announced that it will stop supporting 35 mobile devices running old versions of Google and Apple operating systems.

The reason behind the decision to stop supporting these mobile devices is to ensure that the app is compatible with a wide range of smartphones, including those running Android, iOS and various alternative operating systems.

The devices of leading mobile phones manufacturers such as Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, Sony, LG and Apple will be affected by the decision.

Some of these devices are quite old while some still have good hardware, but they are unable to upgrade to newer operating systems.

The decision has surprised many users who rely on these old devices to use WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp has recommended that the users should have a device with Android 5.0 (or later) or an iPhone with iOS (or later) to continue using the app safely and seamlessly.

Devices running old operating systems will no longer receive updates, leaving them vulnerable to security risks.

The announcement has caught the attention of consumers, especially those who have been using old devices for years.

The decision to end support is part of WhatsApp’s ongoing efforts to improve user experience and maintain the app’s security and functionality.

Here is the complete list of devices that will lose WhatsApp support:


Galaxy Ace Plus

Galaxy Core

Galaxy Express 2

Galaxy Grand

Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE

Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE+

Galaxy S 19500

Galaxy S3 Mini VE

Galaxy S4 Active

Galaxy S4 Mini I9190

Galaxy S4 Mini I9192 Duos

Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 LTE

Galaxy S4 Zoom


iPhone 5

iPhone 5C

iPhone 6

iPhone 6S Plus

iPhone 6S

iPhone SE


Moto G

Moto X


Lenovo 46600

Lenovo A858T

Lenovo P70

Lenovo S890


Ascend P6 S

Ascend G525

Huawei C199

Huawei GX1s

Huawei Y625


Xperia Z1

Xperia E3


Optimus 4X HD P880

Optimus G

Optimus G Pro

Optimus L7

Other Devices

Sony Xperia M

Lenovo A820

Faea F1


Archos 53 Platinum

Wiko Cink Five

Wiko Darknight

ZTE V956


ZTE Grand S Flex

ZTE Grand Memo