Monday, June 17, 2024

WhatsApp will stop working on older iPhone and Android devices next Tuesday


The WhatsApp app will stop working on some older Android and iPhone phones starting next Tuesday. According to the platform, it wants to focus on developing new features for users on the latest operating system. Latest safety features and technological advancement.

According to WhatsApp’s official note, “Like other tech companies, every year we look at older hardware and software that still uses fewer people to choose what to stop supporting. These devices may not have the latest security updates or may not have the functionality required to run WhatsApp.

Some older smartphones include older Android smartphones: Nexus 7, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, Archos 53 Platinum, Grand S Flex ZTE, and Grand X Quad V987 Z. TE, HTC Desire 500, Huawei Ascendant, Huawei Ascendant D1, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, LG Optimus G Pro and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. “Motorola Droid Razr,” “Sony Xperia S2,” “Motorola Show,” “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1,” “Asus Eee,” “Acer Iconia Tab A5003 ,” “HTC Desire HD,” and “LG Optimus.” 2X” and “Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc3”.

WhatsApp notifies users and reminds them to upgrade their devices to continue using the app before support ends. But after October 24, WhatsApp developers will stop providing technical support and updates, which means the device’s operating system will no longer receive automatic updates, patches, security fixes, bug fixes or new features. If no updates arrive, the operating system will still work, but it will become an easy target for hackers and malware. Most of the phones that WhatsApp does not support are older models.

Stuart Wagner
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