The announcement of privacy changes for WhatsApp caused a large number of users to switch to other apps like Telegram, Signal, or even WhatsApp Plus. In this context, the company has warned that it will ban those who use the unauthorized version by the company.
Facebook, the company owner, has been explicit and assured that it will not allow any third-party apps that offer other unofficial functions.
“Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, or the ones that claim to be able to transfer your WhatsApp conversations from one phone to another, are modified versions of the app. These unofficial apps are developed by third parties and violate our terms of service. WhatsApp does not endorse the use of third-party applications because its security practices cannot be verified.
While the instant messaging giant immediately decided to reconsider its strategy and postpone privacy adjustments, users were overwhelmed by chaos and confusion and led to more downloads of WhatsApp Plus or GB WhatsApp, MOD (modified software extension).
First, the account will be suspended. If the person continues to use it, the lock may be permanent. “If you do not start using the official version of WhatsApp after temporarily suspending your account, your account may be permanently suspended,” the company said.