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WhatsApp blocks third-party app users

WhatsApp is now temporarily banning individuals who use third-party modded version of the app . 

Individuals who are temporarily prohibited from WhatsApp will get an in-app important message informing them of their ban and the only way to have the account unbanned is to switch back to the official version of WhatsApp . 

These types of third-party versions of WhatsApp offer other features to users , like theming options or emojis .

The FAQ page on the WhatsApp website states that the third-party apps – such as WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp – violate WhatsApp’s terms of service and that WhatsApp does not support these apps because they are not able to validate their security practices. 

The FAQ suggests that users back up their chat history in the modded app before going back to the official one. 

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