PARTY OVER! WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones, including Apple iPhones, starting today; see full list

In bad news for millions of smartphone users around the world, the popular WhatsApp messaging app will not work on several Android smartphones and millions of iPhone phones starting December 31.

It should be noted that most smartphones are Android models, but two iPhone models, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, will also lose access to WhatsApp starting December 31.

“Devices and software change frequently, so we regularly review which operating systems we support and make updates,” WhatsApp said in a statement.

“To choose what to stop supporting, every year, like other technology companies, we look at which devices and software are the oldest and have the fewest people still using them. These devices may not have the latest security updates or lacking functionality required to run WhatsApp,” the statement added.

WhatsApp is compatible with Apple iPhone models running iOS 12 or later, and iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C cannot be updated to iOS 12.

“Before we stop supporting your operating system, you will be notified directly on WhatsApp in advance and reminded multiple times to update,” WhatsApp warned.

“We will update this page regularly to ensure the latest operating systems we support are included.”

WhatsApp will also stop working on smartphones that do not have Android 4.1 or later.

Here is the list of Android phones that will lose access to WhatsApp:

-Archos 53 Platinum

– Big 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 ascend P1

– Quadruple XL

-Lenovo A820

– LG Enact

-LG lucid 2

-LG Optimus 4X HD

– LG Optimal F3

-LG Optimus F3Q

– LG Optimal F5

-LG Optimus F6

– LG Optimal F7

-LG Optimus L2 II

-LG Optimus L3 II

-LG Optimus L3 II Dual

-LG Optimus L4 II

– LG Optimus L4 II Double

-LG Optimus L5

-LG Optimus L5 II

– LG Optimus L5 II Double

-LG Optimus L7

-LG Optimus L7 II

– LG Optimus L7 II Double

-LG Optimus Nitro HD

– ZTE V956 Memory

-Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

-Samsung galaxy core

-Samsung Galaxy s2

– Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini

– Samsung Galaxy Trend II

– Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

-Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

-Sony Xperia Arc S

– Sony Xperia look

-Sony Xperia Neo L

– Wiko Cink Five

-Wiko Darknight ZT

To continue using WhatsApp, you must upgrade to a newer model.

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