WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by Meta, has just announced which Android, iOS and KaiOS smartphones will no longer be compatible with its app as of January 1. From the company they affirmed that, as of that date, only users who meet the following requirements will be able to use WhatsApp:

Have an Android version 4.1 or later

Have a version of iOS 12 or later

Have a KaiOS version 2.5.0 or later

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Those who do not meet this condition will no longer be able to use your application on mobile phones. With this announcement, the 47 mobile phones that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp as of January 1 were detailed:

Apple: iPhone 5, iPhone 5C

Samsung: Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Trend Lite and Galaxy XCover 2

Huawei: Huawei Ascend D, Ascend D1, Ascend D2, Ascend G740, Ascend Mate and Ascend P1

LG: LG Enact, Lucid 2, Optimus 4X HD, Optimus F3, Optimus F3Q, Optimus F5, Optimus F6, Optimus F7, Optimus L2 II, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II, Optimus L7 II Dual and Optimus Nitro HD

Sony: Sony Xperia Arc S, Xperia miro and Xperia Neo L

ZTE: ZTE Grand S Flex, Grand X Quad V987 and Memo V956

Other brands: Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Quad XL, Lenovo A820, Wiko Cink Five and Wiko Darknight ZT.

Fortunately, this change will not affect many users, since the percentage of devices with an Android version lower than 4.1 was less than 0.2%, something similar happens with the iPhone.