Whatsapp has issued a warning to users who download cloned apps, threatening to block them permanently if continued use persists.
The company made the warning because a cloned app named GB WhatsApp is quickly gaining an audience, The mirror reported Monday.
While the clone app has additional features not found on WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned company has cautioned users against patronizing such an app.
Whatsapp has warned that if users fail to switch to their official Whatsapp account, they may be suspended or blocked from using the app.
“If you receive an in-app message saying your account is ‘temporarily banned’ it means you’re probably using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app,” WhatsApp said in a recent post. update.
“If you don’t switch to the official app after being temporarily banned, your account could be permanently banned from WhatsApp,” he added.
Apart from the permanent block threat, Whatsapp also warned that these cloned 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 modified versions of WhatsApp.
“These unofficial apps are developed by third parties and violate our terms of service. WhatsApp does not support these third party apps because we cannot validate their security practices,” the update revealed.