/ WhatsApp tells users to install official app, warns people using modified apps will be blocked

India Today : Mar 09, 2019, 05:15 PM

People using GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp will see an in-app message saying your account is temporarily banned. WhatsApp suggests to immediately download the original app to continue using the service. Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp, are altered versions of WhatsApp. WhatsApp cares deeply about the safety of our users. To protect the privacy and security of their account continue using the service

"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. We are continuing to step up our enforcement against imposter WhatsApp services to help curb abuse and keep WhatsApp users safe," WhatsApp Spokesperson said in a press statement.

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.

" Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp, 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," the company states on its FAQ page.