These are the phones on which WhatsApp will stop working very soon

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The technological maelstrom in which we are immersed is a path that can only be advanced. No matter how much we like this smartphone that we just bought that, sooner or later, will pass away and all its applications will stop working. The annual changes in iOS and Android, as well as the evolution of the platforms, makes it impossible for there to be the possibility of keeping alive apps like WhatsApp.

That is why every year millions of users around the world are in for a nasty surprise that a version of WhatsApp is already incompatible with your device. And sometimes it does not matter if we have enough hardware to make it work correctly or move it because the problems, as we have said, come from a different place.

The mobiles that join the list

Thus, from the official WhatsApp blog they have published the date and the minimum requirements to keep their application working correctly, and the thing already extends to Apple’s iPhone 4s (2011) and all those with Android 4.03 (Ice Cream Sandwich ). In this way, any model with the Google OS that did not receive any of the following updates, must go saying goodbye to the app courier sooner.

Google Nexus manufactured by Samsung, with Android 4.0.


Google Nexus manufactured by Samsung, with Android 4.0. Google

But not only mobile phones with iOS and Android are left out, other operating systems also appear, such as that KaiOS that the last Nokia that have reached the market carry with apps Google and everything. In this case, version 2.5.0 will no longer be compatible with WhatsApp, as in the rest of the cases, as of November 1, 2021. That is, in just two months.

In general, to use WhatsApp it will be necessary to have a mobile with:

  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • iOS 10
  • KaiOS 2.5.1

By the way, from WhatsApp they alert that In the case of iPhones, all those who have the jailbreak In fact, they won’t be able to get the app to work. And it does not matter if we meet the software and hardware requirements that will be blocked automatically. This practice, if you remember, was very common in the early years of the iPhone, when many users opted for to hack your terminals to add installation sources for unofficial Apple applications. Although this practice allowed to give a lot of utility to the smartphonesIn the end, we lost a good part of the functions that characterize the Cupertino terminals.