WhatsApp has threatened to permanently block users who download and make use of clone app named GB WhatsApp. The company made this warning as the clone app named GB is gaining rapid audience.
It warned that if usage persists and users fail to switch to their official WhatsApp account, they may be suspended or blocked from using the app entirely. WhatsApp also warned that such clone apps which exhibits extra features that are not found on WhatsApp violate security practices.
“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,” it added.
“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,” WhatsApp in a recent update said.