At the end of March the cell phones with operating system iOS 9 or earlier versions, Android 4.04 or earlier, and editions prior to KaiOS 2.4 will no longer be compatible with WhatsApp. This is due to a system update that the messaging service does every year.
Like other technology companies, every year we identify which are the most outdated devices and software and those with fewer users to decide what we stop supporting. It is also possible that those devices do not have the most recent security updates or the functionality required to run WhatsApp, ”explained in the official blog of the service.
Changes always begin in January and end at the end of March. How to know what operating system the mobile has? In the case of iPhoneyou have to go to General configuration and then press “Information”. This will display the software version that is installed on the computer.
In the case of Android You have to go to Settings or Configuration then press where it says “About of the phone” and opt for “software information”. That is the route in general terms, although there may be some variation depending on the model and brand of cell phone.
On the other hand, WhatsApp notifies the user, in advance, when their operating system will no longer be supported and reminds you, in different instances, to update it.
What happens if WhatsApp is still used after the end of March on a mobile that has an unsupported operating system? The service will work with failures, since the equipment will not be ready to support the new updates that the system introduces. And as time goes by, the situation will become more and more difficult as the application adds new updates over time.
As users, the only option to update the operating system is by downloading the latest versions published by the manufacturers. In the case of very old models, companies stop updating their systems and then there is no option to have updated versions.
The main novelties that will arrive on WhatsApp this 2022
1. Emoticons to react to WhatsApp
iMessage, FacebookMessenger and Instagramalready have this function, and Goal will add emoticons to reply to messages that people send and receive on WhatsApp.
To use it, you will have to press the message in question and then slide your finger on the emoticon you want to use. The reaction will be seen for everyone and will appear under text or images.
2. Communities on WhatsApp
Another novelty that the instant messaging application incorporates is the creation of communities within groups. In this way, the members of the mentioned spaces will be able to create several channels with different topics, similar to the Discord channel.
3. Group administrators will be able to delete messages sent by chat members
Messaging app developers are working on a new chat feature for group admins. This will allow the group creator to delete messages posted by other members.
In this way, administrators have more control over what is shared in the WhatsApp group. When a message is deleted, the following note appears: “This has been deleted by the administrator”.
4. Share the same photo or video in a chat simultaneously
To save time, WhatsApp developers will share images or media files in some conversations and in your status at the same time. It will only be enough to choose how to share content by pressing the camera icon in chat, group or status.
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