WhatsApp It is one of the most widely used applications around the world. In this process of reconversion of the app, different changes were reported that will arrive in the coming weeks to the platoform. Among these modifications are new functions and the possibility that the service stops working on different devices.
WhatsApp has decided to implement new tools to meet the demands of its more than two billion users around the world. In addition, this has increased after their failed attempt to modify the privacy policies, something that caused many people to decide to migrate to other apps such as Telegram O Signal.
To stop this loss of customers and also not to be left behind when it comes to competition between the different messaging services, the app owned by Facebook decided to implement new features and made the decision to stop supporting some devices as of November.
Cell phones that will no longer have WhatsApp support
Unfortunately for many users, not all the news of WhatsApp are good news. This is because a certain period of time, from the company it is reported that will leave some cell phones without support and the latest information about it indicates that this will happen both for devices Android and iOS on November 1.
This is due to the fact that operating systems advance and older versions become obsolete due to the main novelties that are planned to be incorporated into the platform. Thus, as of November, the application will not be compatible with the Android OS 4.0.4 and earlier versions, so it will stop working on these terminal models:
Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Huawei Ascend G615, Huawei Honor 2, Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, LG Optimus F7, Sony Xperia Arc S, Sony Xperia Miro, Lenovo A660, ZTE Grand X Pro, ZTE Grand S Flex, Alcatel One Touch Evo 7
In this way, iPhone 4S will not be able to continue using WhatsApp normally since November, as will also happen with older Android phones.
Move chats from Android to iOS
This feature is one of the most anticipated for users hoping to switch from one operating system to another and not lose their account entirely. This is because whenever you change your device you have to resort to the backup to recover all the data, although in the case of Android a iOS it was tedious.
With the arrival of this new function, this will no longer be a problem since in future updates WhatsApp will include a function called Move to iOS. This will arrive in the next few months to the messaging service, although tests are already being carried out to put it into operation in the beta versions of the app. Until this process it is only enabled so far for Samsung devices with Android 10 and iOS.
More privacy of the user profile
Privacy is one of the topics that matters most to users of WhatsApp. In fact, the more control you have of the data that circulates on the network, the better, and if you can control what other contacts can see of the user.
In that sense, the messaging application reported that it is developing a function with which you can hide profile information from contacts with whom you have started a conversation.
In fact, the new function that will arrive in the future will aim to hide not only the last time you connected to contacts, but also will let make some exceptions within the messaging platform.
New reactions, like on Facebook
For its part, another of the novelties of WhatsApp that are close to being incorporated into the platform are the reactions. If you are a frequent user of Facebook You will know that the social network has different options to express your feelings in front of a publication.
That is why the application is expected to have that same capability. Once implemented there will be an option for a quick response to a message by way of emotion.