New Delhi: Meta-owned WhatsApp will reportedly drop support for older Samsung phones as it may soon drop support for Android phones not running at least Android 5.0 (Lollipop).
According to SamMobile, these devices include seven Samsung smartphones released in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Devices include Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Trend Lite, and Galaxy Xcover 2.
All of these devices have been upgraded to Android 4.x, which was the last major update of the Android OS.
According to reports, WhatsApp will stop working on these phones after December 31, 2022.
Other smartphones that will no longer support WhatsApp include smartphones from Apple, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG and Sony, the report added.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will give users the ability to report status updates in the desktop beta.
WABetaInfo reports that this new feature will allow users to report status updates within a new menu in the status section.
Users can use the new option to report to our moderation team if they see a questionable status update that may violate our Terms of Service.