The recent updates of WhatsApp will stop working on several iOS and android devices after several stopped working in December last year.

The Meta company has already stopped working on a total of 49 devices from the 31st December, 2022.

Although the company releases updates often, this one comes as a shock because most of the devices that have been blacklisted by the green app went to the market as late as 2018. For instance, the recent update will not work on iPhones with either iOS 10 or 11.

While only two iPhones that will essentially be exempted from using the app, a bunch of android phones will not access the new update.

The list of phones that will stop using WhatsApp are as follows:

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 P1, Quad XL, Lenovo A820, LG Enact, LG Lucid 2, LG Optimus 4XHD, LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus F5, LG Optimus F6, LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus L2II, LG Optimus L4II, LG Optimus L4II Dual, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, LG Optimus L7II, LG Optimus, L7II Dual, LG Optimus Nitro HD, Memo ZTE V956, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Xcover 2, Sony Xperia Arc S, Xperia miro, Xperia Neo L, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight ZT.

This announcement does not necessarily mean that the green app will not work on theses devices but that it won’t work if they fail to update to newer version of android than the factory operating system.