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WhatsApp issue warning to users with these phones as messages will stop working

WhatsApp is an incredibly popular messaging service used by millions across the world.

But some users might not be able to access their messages in a couple of months.

That is because the app will stop working on old smartphones as bosses say phasing out support for older phones will make the app more secure.

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The messaging platform announced it would remove support for a range of old smartphone models from November 1.

Smartphones models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier will become incompatible with the service.

iPhones with iOS 9 or earlier installed will also see the app stop working.

The phones from which support will be removed are:

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Trend II, Trend Lite, Core, Ace 2
  • LG Optimus F7, F5, L3 II Dual, F7 II, F5 II
  • Sony Xperia
  • Huawei Ascend Mate and Ascend D2
  • Apple iPhone SE, 6S, and 6S Plus

Google also announced it would end sign-in support for older Android devices this mont.

Anyone with a phone older than Andoird 2.3.7 won’t be able to access basic Google services that make their phones functional.


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