Your WhatsApp account will be deactivated if you use these apps
posted on Mar 11, 2019 10:16AM
WhatsApp on its official has warned people of account ban if they use altered versions of WhatsApp like GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus.
WhatsApp suggests to immediately download the original app to continue using the service.The Facebook-owned WhatsApp on its official has warned people of account ban if they use altered versions of WhatsApp like GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus.
These are unsupported versions of WhatsApp and using these apps can lead to the temporary ban of the account.WhatsApp cares deeply about the safety of our users. To protect the privacy and security of their account, we strongly recommend users only download WhatsApp from official app stores or from our website.
People using GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp will see an in-app message saying your account is temporarily banned. The chat app suggests to immediately download the original app to continue using the service.
WhatsApp doesn't support these third-party apps because we can't validate their security practices," the company states on its FAQ page.
Before switching to the original app, WhatsApp recommends you to back up their chat history. Those using GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus can follow these steps to save their chat history.
1)Open GB WhatsApp and tap More options > Chats > Back up chats.
2)Go to Phone Settings > tap Storage > Files.
3)Find the folder GB WhatsApp and tap and hold to select it.
4)In the upper right corner tap More > Rename and rename the folder to "WhatsApp."
5)Go to the Play Store and download and install the official WhatsApp app.
6)On the Backup found screen, tap Restore > Next. WhatsApp should load with your existing chats.