On 26 February 2020, WhatsApp advertised on his blog corporate that your popular messaging app it would stop working on some older smartphone and tablet models Before the end of the year. Subsequently, in June 2020, the company updated the publication announcing that for some of the models the operating term was extended until June 2020, while in the others, WhatsApp will stop working before the end of the year as planned.
Now, The moment is near, given that there are hardly more than 20 days left until the end of the year. But which are the affected models? Read on if you want to know if your mobile is one of them.
The smartphones and tablets that will no longer be compatible with the application very soon they are some of the older models. The reason, according to the company, is that these phones and tablets do not have the necessary capacities to execute the functionalities that they intend to incorporate in the messaging app in the near future.
Although the models with which it will no longer be compatible are not many, they are in number of devices, since there are still millions of users around the world with these phones and tablets older.
Users who want to continue using WhatsApp they will have to buy a new more modern device.
The warning on the WhatsApp blog read like this:
“Looking to the future, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms that the vast majority use. Therefore, by the end of 2020, WhatsApp Messenger will no longer be compatible with the following mobile platforms: […] These platforms have been of great importance in our history, but they no longer have the necessary capabilities to expand the functions of our application in the future.
It was not an easy decision for us, but it is the right one to be able to offer our users better alternatives to contact their friends, families and loved ones using WhatsApp. If you use any of the affected mobile phones, we suggest you purchase a more recent Android, iPhone or Windows Phone model before the end of 2020 in order to continue using WhatsApp. "
What are the smartphones and tablets on which WhatsApp will stop working at the end of the year?
At the end of the year, WhatsApp will stop working in the iPhone 3GS and in any other iPhone with iOS 6 operating system. Users who still have this OS should, if possible on their phones, update to iOS7 if they want to continue using the application.
All those iPad up to 4th generation included that have not been updated.
WhatsApp will stop working on all mobile phones and tablets with Android 2.1 or 2.2 operating system., that is, all those that were sold between 2010 and 2011 and have not been updated.
With Windows Phone
WhatsApp will stop working on all those devices that still have a Windows Phone 7 operating system.
What are the smartphones and tablets on which WhatsApp will stop working in June 2020?
Is about some Nokia and Backberry. In principle, it was planned that WhatsApp will stop working on these phones also before the end of the year, but later the company announced that it would extend the deadline to June 2020. In any case, the owners of these phones should start to see more models modern to buy if they do not want to stop using the application.
WhatsApp will stop working on any device with operating systems Blackberry and Blackberry 10.
WhatsApp will stop working on any device Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60.
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