WhatsApp has started placing temporary ban on accounts that use third-party versions, like WhatsApp Plus or GB WhatsApp, of the instant messaging app.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the Facebook-owned app made this known in a frequently asked questions (FAQ) it posted recently.
“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 this is the case, you must download the official app to continue using WhatsApp. 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 FAQ post read.
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