WhatsAppThe most popular instant messaging application in the world, it is known for making constant updates that seek improve platform performance me incorporate new functionalities. However, these improvements mean that many devices are left out.
WhatsApp updates require that the cell phones where the application is installed have sufficient resources to guarantee a optimum performance Y minimize security risks. This is why Meta, as it usually does, has already released the list of smartphones for which stop providing support as of December 31.
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So much so that from January 1, 2023, all those cell phones that work with the operating system Android version older than 4.1 or some lower than iOS12they will lose the possibility of receiving updates and security improvements.
Yes ok the app will not be deleted of such devices, and conversations and contacts will remain availableusers with cell phones not included in the list will be seen exposed to security flaws and they could even be victims of eventual hacks.
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This is why it is recommended to users check the versions of operating systems of their devices to make sure they have the ability to install the latest version of the app. Likewise, if it is on the list provided by the company, it is also recommended to carry out a backup to be able to migrate the data to a new device.
The list of cell phones that will run out of WhatsApp next year
The list provided by the company is made up of a series of devices that have been on the market for several years, at least eight or six, which they are no longer sold and they are almost deprecated, although it is very likely that one or the other is still in operation:
- samsung: Galaxy Core, Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Trend II, and Galaxy X cover 2.
- LG: Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus L5 II, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L7 Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus F3Q, Optimus L2 II, Optimus L4 II, Optimus F6 LG Enact, Lucid 2, and Optimus F7.
- huawei: Ascend Mate, Ascend G740 and Ascend D2.
- iphone: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 6S Plus.
- Others: Sony Xperia M, Lenovo A820, Faea F1THL W8, Archos 53 Platinum and the models of ZTE V956, UMI X2, Grand S Flex and Grand Memo
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