Pto use one of the most popular instant messengers in the world, it will be better to have the right phone model from now on. Application launched in 2013, WhatsApp will offer a new update internationally. The latter will no longer be compatible with older versions of Android and iOS, as spotted The Parisian friday, May 27th. As a result, a plethora of smartphones considered obsolete will be voluntarily discarded by this communication system, pushing users to update their operating system or acquire newer mobiles.

The fifty references concerned have been listed by the company WhatsApp: Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, Lenovo A820, ZTE V956, Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Core, Huawei Ascend D2, Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Faea F1, Archos 53 Platinum, NTS Desire 500, Caterpillar, Cat V15, Sony Xperia M, Wiko, Cink Five, Darknight, THL W8, ZTE Grand X, Quad v987, Grand Memo, Grand S Flex, LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5 II Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7II, Optimus F6, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus F3Q.

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Restrictions launched as early as autumn

WhatsApp, which boasts of having 2 billion active users and counts no less than 7 billion voice messages sent daily, began this exclusion policy as early as autumn 2021. At 1er last November, owners of devices over 5 years old, equipped with versions earlier than Android 4.1 and iOS 10, had seen access to the application restricted to them. Updates were no longer offered to them, and messaging accumulated various malfunctions, but access to conversations was still allowed. Until that fateful day on May 31.

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