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WhatsApp will stop working from December on these cell phone models

MEXICO CITY (approx). – Starting December 1, 2023, the WhatsApp instant messaging application will stop working on more than 30 cell phone models.

Periodically, Meta’s proprietary program reviews the operating systems with which the devices operate, based on their age and number of users and whether, above all, they maintain the security updates required for their daily operation.

As WhatsApp explains in its Help Center, in order to keep up to date with the most recent technological advances, it regularly stops supporting outdated operating systems to dedicate its resources to supporting the most recent ones.

Stopping working with certain operating systems and phone models is also a way to ensure that the application maintains the privacy standards necessary to keep conversations safe.

El Androide Libre, technology section of the information portal El Español, reported that as of December 1, phones with versions older than operating systems prior to iOS 1 and Android 4.1 will no longer have access to the application. In that context, he gave a list of the models that will no longer have the popular messaging program.

Excluded models:

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy X cover 2
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L7II
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L7 Dual
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand Memo
  • ZTE V956
  • UMi X2
  • Faea F1THL W8
  • Sony Xperia M
  • Lenovo A820

Those who have these cell phone models are recommended not to update the application so that they continue using the previous version, although with limitations.

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