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WhatsApp: on which cell phones will the app no ​​longer work as of December 31?

To stay as one of the preferred apps for users, WhatsApp It constantly offers new features within its platform, for example, the possibility of uploading 24-hour statuses, being able to delete a message after it has been sent, or changing our personal account to a company account.

However, with each update, certain cell phones that have an older operating system are no longer compatible with the application. Here are the changes that will take effect as of December 31, 2022.

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WhatsApp leaves these devices

In the previous WhatsApp update, all Android devices operating under version 4.0.1 became deprecated from using the instant messaging app. Now, from December 31all those cell phones that have Android operating system less than 4.1 will be affected by the next update.

In this situation, we recommend that you a backup on your device and upload it to the drive of your Google accountso that, when you purchase a new phone, with a more recent version of Android, you can recover all the chats you had on your old cell phone and continue to maintain communication with your contacts.

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Here is a list of cell phones that will no longer have WhatsApp:


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 F6

LG Enact

LG Lucid 2

LG Optimus F7


Huawei Ascend Mate

Huawei Ascend G740

Huawei Ascend D2


ZTE V956 – UMI X2

ZTE Grand S Flex

ZTE GrandMemo

Other brands

Sony Xperia M

Lenovo A820

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On this occasion some Apple devices are also being considered and it is that the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE, and iPhone 6S Plus They will also be affected and will not be able to continue using WhatsApp normally.

Something that must be highlighted and clarified is that, if you are a user of any of the listed devices, you can continue using WhatsApp. Nevertheless, you will begin to experience some failures and you will not be able to enjoy the news that the platform addsso the recommendation is to replace your computer with one with a more current operating system.

GDA / El Universal / Mexico

Source: Elcomercio

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