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No more Whatsapp: These smartphone models are losing support


It's over for almost 50 smartphone models: Whatsapp no ​​longer provides support. That means no updates and potential security vulnerabilities. A list of affected phones.

It's over for almost 50 smartphone models: Whatsapp no ​​longer provides support.

That means no updates and potential security vulnerabilities.

A list of affected phones.

Without WhatsApp?

Most smartphone users can no longer imagine that.

The messenger service has millions of followers and keeps coming out with innovations that make using the app more convenient.

No more Whatsapp – the messenger on these smartphones may soon fail completely

For example, the messenger giant is currently testing a feature that should make it easier to block contacts.

The innovation should appear with an update.

New emojis are also in the starting blocks.

And: Secretly leaving Whatsapp groups is possible with a trick.

But: everything doesn't work if it's almost over.

Because: If you are lagging behind technically, you will probably soon find yourself without Whatsapp.

Operator Meta has already discontinued support for many smartphone models on January 1st.

What does that mean?

“Whatsapp is ending support for Android devices running versions prior to Android 5.0 released in 2014.

iPhones also lose Whatsapp support if they are only equipped with iOS 10 released in 2016 or iOS 11 released in 2017,” writes “”

No more support for Whatsapp: no more updates, security gaps possible

In plain language: Since January 1, 2023, these devices will no longer receive updates and security gaps will no longer be fixed.

Well, now one or the other may think: It doesn't matter, I'll just use the old version and nothing will happen in terms of security.

But: With outdated devices, it will no longer be possible to create a new account or to verify an existing account.

  • There will be no WhatsApp support for these devices from January 1, 2023

  • Apple iPhone 5

    Apple iPhone 5c

    Archos 53 Platinum

    Grand S Flex ZTE

    Grand X Quad V987 ZTE

    HTC Desire 500

    Huawei Ascend D

    Huawei Ascend D1

    Huawei Ascend D2

    Huawei Ascend G740

    Huawei Ascend Mate

    Huawei Ascend P1

    Huawei Quad XL

    Lenovo A820

    LG Enact

    LG Lucid 2

    LG Optimus 4X HD

    LG Optimus F3

    LG Optimus F3Q

    LG Optimus F5

    LG Optimus F6

    LG Optimus F7

    LG Optimus L2 II

    LG Optimus L3 II

    LG Optimus L3 II Dual

    LG Optimus L4 II

    LG Optimus L4 II Dual

    LG Optimus L5

    LG Optimus L5 Dual

    LG Optimus L5 II

    LG Optimus L7

    LG Optimus L7 II

    LG Optimus L7 II Dual

    LG Optimus Nitro HD

    Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

    Samsung Galaxy Core

    Samsung Galaxy S2

    Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

    Samsung Galaxy Trend II

    Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

    Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

    Sony Xperia Arc S

    Sony Xperia Miro

    Sony Xperia Neo L

    Wiko Cink Five

    Wiko Darknight ZT

    ZTE Memo V956

At some point it will happen: Whatsapp will no longer work on these devices.

But why actually?

With updates come new features.

And as is well known, Whatsapp is not stingy with that.

And if the hardware can't keep up, that's it.

List of rubrics: © Fabian Sommer/dpa

Source: merkur

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