In November, many cell phone models considered outdated will no longer have access to the WhatsApp instant messaging application. According to experts, there is not much you can do, if your cell phone is on the list, you will either have to change the messaging application, or you will have to change the cell phone.
The measure was announced by the company itself, and includes Android and iOS (the operating system for Apple cell phones), which according to WhatsApp, these older devices will not be compatible with Messenger’s new features.
Cell phones that no longer run WhatsApp
Thus, cell phones that have the Android operating system up to 4.0.4 and Apple cell phones with iOS 9 or lower will no longer be able to access WhatsApp in November. Devices running WhatsApp will normally be those with an operating system equal to or greater than:
- Android 4.1 e posterior;
- iPhones that have iOS 10 or later;
- Devices with KaiOS 2.5.1 or later, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
Cell phones that no longer have WhatsApp
Check out the list of cell phones that will no longer have access to WhatsApp as of November:
Apple – iPhone SE, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus
samsung – Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2
LG – LG Lucid 2, Optimus Prime F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus Prime F6 , Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Prime Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus Prime F3Q
ZTE – ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo
Huawei – Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S e Ascend D2
Sony – Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L e Xperia Arc S
Other equipment – Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Sync Five, Wiko Darkknight, Lenovo A820, UMI X2, Fea F1 and THL W8.
New WhatsApp update creates controversy
WhatsApp received a new update that caused a lot of controversy this week, the update is related to an update to the color palette that replaced the application’s interface with new shades of green.
However, this update was already planned to be included in WhatsApp, despite the update displeasing users of some applications. However, despite the update being already announced, there was no set date for when the new change would be implemented, which ended this last Thursday (16).
In addition, there is likely a new function being tested by WhatsApp send pictures as stickers on the messenger. Information are from WABetaInfo. The function will allow you to easily convert an image into a sticker, something that even today requires the use of third-party applications.