20th November 2019

Whatsapp Bans Users Using Third Party App

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Image Credit: Rahuls Techno

Your need to chat may have led you to download a third party Whatsapp app like Whatsapp Plus but now users around the world are getting banned for it by the main legal app for a period of 24 hours. If you have the third party app you probably woke up to this:

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Image Credit: NDTV

 

The social messenger  gave the following reason for accepting the ban on its blog stating “WhatsApp Plus is an application that was not developed by WhatsApp, nor is it authorised by (it). The developers of WhatsApp Plus have no relationship to WhatsApp, and we do not support WhatsApp Plus. Please be aware that WhatsApp Plus contains source code which (we) cannot guarantee as safe and that your private information is potentially being passed to 3rd parties without your knowledge or authorization.”

To get the correct version you have to uninstall the app, and download it again from the official play stores like Google Play and Apple Store.

The Whatsapp Plus app was actually using Whatsapp’s servers which is basically breaking the rules of service and thus an action had to be undertaken.  This should teach a lesson to anyone who side-loads apps.

The original apps come with features that protect your information to an extent so don’t risk having your dirty laundry washed in public by downloading untrustworthy apps, even if desperation has you by the crotch.

Sandi

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