New Delhi: Meta-owned WhatsApp will reportedly end support for a bunch of older Samsung phones, as the company may soon end support for Android smartphones that are not running at least Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Huh.
According to SamMobile, those devices include seven Samsung smartphones that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The devices include the Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Trend Lite and Galaxy Xcover 2.
All of these devices were upgraded to Android 4.x, which was their last major Android OS update.
According to the report, after December 31, 2022, WhatsApp will stop working on these phones.
The report states that other smartphones that will no longer support WhatsApp include Apple, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG and Sony.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will give users the ability to report status updates on desktop beta.
As reported by WABetaInfo, the new feature will allow users to report status updates within a new menu in the Status section.
If users spot any suspicious status update that may violate the terms of service, they will be able to report it to the moderation team with the new option.