If you have WhatsApp be careful: it may not be possible to continue using it

The messaging app Whatsapp has updated its privacy policywhich will cause many mobile phones that have older operating systems are no longer supported with the application from this March 31st.

In this way, the messaging application stops offering support from March 31, 2022 for operating systems lower than phones with Android OS 4.1, iOS 10 and KaiOS 2.5.0including devices JioPhone and JioPhone 2according to a statement made public by the company.

Outdated

Those terminals with older operating systems These versions will no longer have the WhatsApp service as of Thursday of next week.

“Like other technology companies, each year we identify which devices and ‘software’ are the most out of date and those with the fewest users to decide what we stop supporting,” the company explains in the note. “It’s also possible that those devices don’t have the latest security updates or functionality required to run Whatsapp,” he adds.

New phone

WhatsApp recommends users affected by this decision to switch to a compatible device with the versions supported by the app or save their chat history before that date.

Also, remember that before leaving users without service, they will receive “a notification on Whatsapp and you will remember several times that you should update it. We will update this page regularly to ensure that the latest operating systems that we support appear here,” he notes.

Some sources, such as the specialized website Hipertextual, offer a list of up to 20 phones who will be left without the courier service:

Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

  1. Galaxy S3 Mini

  2. Galaxy Xcover 2

  3. Samsung Galaxy Core

  4. LG Lucid 2

  5. LG Optimus F7

  6. LG Optimus L3 II Dual

  7. LG Optimus L4 II

  8. LG Optimus L2 II

  9. LG Optimus F3Q

  10. LG Optimus L3 II Dual E435

  11. ZTE Grand S Flex

  12. ZTE V956

  13. Sony Xperia M

  14. Huawei Ascend G740

  15. Huawei Ascend Mate

  16. Huawei Ascend D2

  17. iPhone 6S

  18. iPhone SE

  19. iPhone 6S Plus

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