Samsung phones that will no longer have support for WhatsApp in 2023

WhatsApp, the widely-used instant messaging application, constantly undergoes updates to enhance user experience. However, with each update, specific mobile devices lose compatibility, and as of June 1, a refreshed list of unsupported phones will include prominent brands like iPhone, Huawei, ZTE, LG, and even Samsung.

If you possess an outdated phone, the complete discontinuation of WhatsApp on your device may occur unexpectedly. Consequently, you will lose the ability to send messages, retrieve shared stickers or GIFs, receive notifications, send voice messages, or engage in calls or video chats with your contacts.

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List of Samsung phones that will run out of WhatsApp

WhatsApp has announced that after October 24, 2023, it will no longer provide support for Android 4.1. Only users with devices with Android 5.0 or later will be able to use the instant messaging application. Due to the age of certain Samsung phones, as of June 1, WhatsApp will gradually stop working on 6 Galaxy devices that still need to meet the minimum compatibility requirements. 

  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy X Cover 2

How do you know if your Galaxy smartphone will run out of WhatsApp?

  • Open the settings of your mobile phone.
  • Scroll down and look for the “About Phone” option.
  • Within that section, look for the “Software Information” section.
  • Check the version of Android that appears. If it is 4.1 or an earlier version, your phone will no longer be compatible with WhatsApp.

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