WhatsApp will shortly stop working on more than 30 smartphones, reports affirm. WhatsApp is the widely used messaging app that was officially launched in November 2009.
This news maybe heart-breaking for many of us. However, to know whether you will be able to use WhatsApp on your device or not keep reading below.
Why will WhatsApp stop working on some smartphones?
This is happening because it is a part of the periodic upgradation of WhatsApp application. During the upgradation period, WhatsApp stops supporting the older versions of iOS operating system, Android, and other older models of smartphones.
Previously, it was reported that WhatsApp will stop working form November 1, 2021. Now, WhatsApp will stop working on more than 30 smartphones from January 2022.
However, the question is users of which all countries will be impacted the most? Will Indian users also be impacted?
Will this news impact Indian users?
The news that WhatsApp will stop working for few of the smartphone users is not going to impact Indian users for now. The list of smartphones that won’t support WhatsApp in 2022 is only targeted for Brazil as of now. There are more than 100 million WhatsApp users in Brazil.
Whereas there are around 480 million WhatsApp users in India. So, Indian users need not to worry about the news.
What should be done to keep using WhatsApp on smartphones?
If you want to keep using WhatsApp on your device without any disturbance and problem, make sure you keep updating your WhatsApp application. This is advisable for all iOS users and Android users.
If you have an older version of operating system or smartphone, then its quite possible that WhatsApp will not be updated on your device. Due to this, WhatsApp application on your smartphone will stop working in coming days.
List of smartphones that will not support WhatsApp in coming days
Android operating system- Samsung, HTC, Sony, Archos
HTC Desire 500, Samsung galaxy trend lite, Samsung trend II, Archos 53 platinum, Caterpillar cat B15, Mini Samsung galaxy S3, ZTE grand memo, ZTE grand x quad v987, Sony Xperia M, THL W8, Samsung galaxy ace 2,
LG Optimus F7, LG Lucid 2, LG Optimus F5, LG Optimus L3 II Dual, LG Optimus L5 II, LG Optimus L5 II dual, LG Optimus L3 II, LG Optimus L7 II Dual, LG Optimus L7 II, LG Optimus F6, LG Act, LG Optimus L4 II Dual, LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus L4 II, LG Optimus L2 II, LG Optimus F3Q
Other smartphones are:
vico sync five, vico darkknight, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, Huawei Ascend G740, ZTE Grand S Flex, Lenovo A820, Huawei Ascend Mate, ZTE V956 – UMI X2, Huawei Ascend D2, Samsung galaxy core, Faea F1
iOS Operating system
Apple iPhone SE (16GB), Apple iPhone SE (32GB), Apple iPhone 6S (64GB), Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128 GB), Apple iPhone 6S Plus (16GB), Apple iPhone 6S Plus (32GB), Apple iPhone 6S Plus (64GB), Apple iPhone SE (64GB), Apple iPhone 6S (128 GB), Apple iPhone 6s (16gb), Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
WhatsApp application on all these smartphones will not stop working immediately, rather the smartphone will stop getting all security updates, and latest features. Due to this, WhatsApp will slow down slowly and gradually.