The most widely used messaging app is speeding up its updates and unfortunately not all smartphones will be able to keep up with it.

WhatsApp commences housekeeping as it releases a list of smartphones that will be unable to run newest updates going forward.

The smartphones include iOS 10 and 11 for iPhones and a lot of outdated Android devices according to Gizchina. They can only do so if their devices have been updated.

However, the meta owned app is also being considerate by giving its users up until December 31st to cease using its messaging platform if they fail to upgrade their devices.

The list of smartphones that will no longer be able to use Whatsapp come December 31st;

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 Ascend P1

Quad XL

Lenovo A820

LG Enact

LG Lucid 2

LG Optimus 4X HD

LG Optimus F3

LG Optimus F3Q

LG Optimus F5

LG Optimus F6

LG Optimus F7

LG Optimus L2 II

LG Optimus L3 II

LG Optimus L3 II Dual

LG Optimus L4 II

LG Optimus L4 II Dual

LG Optimus L5

LG Optimus L5 Dual

LG Optimus L5 II

LG Optimus L7

LG Optimus L7 II

LG Optimus L7 II Dual

LG Optimus Nitro HD

Memo ZTE V956

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 miro

Sony Xperia Neo L

Wiko Cink Five

Wiko Darknight ZT

Meanwhile the all messaging platform has added the much awaited feature which enables us to save new contacts and they will already reflect on the WhatsApp app. This was something that was previously difficult to achieve with the app; you literally had to refresh your contact list on your device for a contact you already saved to appear on WhatsApp.

But now, WhatsApp hasn’t only officially solved that problem but has introduced a feature that makes it possible to save contacts with in the app according to

It is currently available to beta testers and roll out to more people in the coming weeks.

What do you think about this new feature of WhatsApp?



image credit: Gizchina