The change will affect brands like Huawei, LG or Samsung and iPhone 6SPlus models
as an update to the operating system of Android and of iOSThere are applications that become obsolete for older terminals, it warns you WhatsApp on your website, by which they explain, “Devices and software change frequently, so we regularly review the operating systems we support and update them accordingly.”
To determine which systems are not compatible WhatsApp identifies ,Which are the oldest devices and software and with the least number of users to decide whether to stop supporting”As they explain from their website.
And that is that many of these do not comply with the necessary security updates to be able to run older versions of operating systems. WhatsApp And for this reason it was decided to shut down the application, in order to guarantee optimal performance and greater security. That’s why Whatsapp, It will stop working on various mobile models from June 1.
The change will affect brands like Huawei, LG one of two SAMSUNG and for models iphone 6s plus, If that, the application will remind the user several times to update it before it stops working. The fact that Meta has incorporated some functions into the messaging service requires a large internal storage capacity, meaning that most older devices may not support it.
But do not panic, the company has pointed out that the application will be able to continue working, although with frequent errors that will affect the service and user experience, so it is advisable to switch to a more current terminal. The devices in question are A’sAndroid 4.1 or sooneriOS 12 or sooner and KaiOS 2.5.0 or previous. And the affected models are:
- arcos 53 platinum
- faea F1THL W8
- Huawei Ascend Mate, Ascend G740 and Ascend D2
- iphone 6S, SE and 6S Plus
- Lenovo A 820
- LG Optimus L3 II Dual, L5 II, F5, L3 II, L7II, L5 Dual, L7 Dual, F3, F3Q, L2 II, L4 II, F6, LG Enact, LG Lucid 2 and LG Optimus F7
- Samsung Galaxy Core, Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Trend II and Galaxy X Cover 2
- sony xperia m
- Wilco Sync Five and Vinko Darknight
- ZTE V956 – UMI X2, ZTE Grand S Flex and ZTE Grand Memo