WhatsApp Threatens To Block Users Of Clone App, ‘GB WhatsApp’
Though the clone app, which is gaining a rapid audience, exhibits extra features not found on WhatsApp, the facebook-owned company has warned users against using it, The Mirror reported on Monday.
Whatsapp warned that if users fail to switch to their official account, they may be suspended or blocked from using the app.
WhatsApp in its recent update stated;
If you received an in-app message stating your account is ‘Temporarily banned’ this means that you’re likely using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app.
If you don’t switch to the official app after being temporarily banned, your account might be permanently banned from using WhatsApp.
Asides from the threat to permanent blocking, Whatsapp also warned that such clone apps also violate security practices.
Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, or apps that claim to move your WhatsApp chats between phones, are altered versions of WhatsApp.
These unofficial apps are developed by third parties and violate our Terms of Service. WhatsApp doesn’t support these third-party apps because we can’t validate their security practices.