From November 1st, devices using the Android 4.0.4 or earlier operating system will no longer be able to use the app
Here we are. WhatsApp from November 1 will be unusable for a series of smartphones (fortunately not very many) that according to the developers are too outdated to withstand the new updates of the messaging app. In the list, as sil reads in an official blog post, they are finished all models using the Android operating system in version 4.0.4 or earlier, released in 2012. We are talking about mobile phones that were put on the market between 2010 and 2011, so perhaps already out of the market for some time and used only by very few people.
WhatsApp, the reasons for the decision
But why will the app no longer work on these devices? The answer is very simple: be it from the point of view of hardware and software, the new version of WhatsApp would not be able to be supported. As previously mentioned, the number of smartphones affected by this novelty is really limited, so the news released by the company did not have great prominence. For those, however, who still use these devices, the deadline is to be marked in red on the calendar and not to be forgotten.
How to save WhatsApp history
The next step for owners of models with Android 4.0.4 is explained in detail in another post. You simply have to backup and export chat history. To do this, just open the app, go to «other options», then «settings», «chats», «backup chats» and finally select «back up». The company add in a note that if you choose to include media files, the most recent sent files will be attached.
September 26, 2021 (change September 26, 2021 | 17:07)
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