WhatsApp will ban users on unofficial apps

WhatsApp will ban users on unofficial apps If you’re using unofficial apps like GB WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus, your account will be blocked temporarily.

WhatsApp will ban users on unofficial apps

WhatsApp will ban users on unofficial apps WhatsApp is ‘temporarily’ banning users who were accessing the platform through unofficial apps from Play Store.

WhatsApp is cracking down more seriously on such third-party, unofficial apps, which claim to give access to the messaging service.

The instant messaging app is especially targeting apps such as WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp.

Android mobile platform allows users to modify app or create MODs to add new functionalities to their application.

Why WhatsApp is temporarily banning these fake apps?

WhatsApp will ban users on unofficial apps to protect the privacy and security of users account, WhatsApp has mentioned that these modified variants of the official app do not guarantee security and are in violation of its Terms of Service.

GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus are MODs or fake apps available for the Facebook-owned messaging platform. 

In its updated FAQ page, WhatsApp has informed its users on ways they can switch back to the official messaging app.

It means WhatsApp has also published on its website, where it had detailed steps for users to migrate from unofficial apps like GB WhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus to the official Android app so they can have their accounts restored.

How to check you’re using unofficial WhatsApp app?

WhatsApp will ban users on unofficial apps

# Open your app.

# Go to ‘More Options’

# Go to ‘Settings’

# Tap on Help

# Locate name from App info.

How to save and transfer your chat history from GB WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is also encouraging users to move their data to official WhatsApp. It has also recommended users to transfer their chat history before moving data.

WhatsApp will ban users on unofficial apps if you are using GB WhatsApp and you want to transfer your chat history to the official app you need to follow these steps,

# You’ll have to wait for the ‘temporary ban’ to end. WhatsApp will show you a timer.

# In GB WhatsApp, tap on options > chats > back up chats.

# Go to settings on your phone > storage > files.

# Select GB WhatsApp folder and rename it to WhatsApp.

# Navigate to the Play Store and download the official WhatsApp app. If you can’t access the Play Store, download the app

# In WhatsApp, verify your phone number.

# On the backup found screen, tap Restore – Next.

# WhatsApp should load with your existing chats.

If you are using WhatsApp Plus, and your chat history was previously saved then it should automatically transfer to the official WhatsApp app.

Conclusion

To protect the privacy and security of users account, the company strongly recommend users only download WhatsApp from official app stores or from the WhatsApp website. 

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