Whatsapp, a Facebook-owned app has begun banning people who use third-party versions of the app. For those who are still using other versions of the app, your Whatsapp account may be banned any moment from now, if it’s not banned already. Third-party versions of WhatsApp includes apps like GB WhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus. The company says those users will receive a notification informing them that their accounts have been banned.
In a recent statement, the company said, “Whatsapp does not support this third party apps because we can not validate their security practices.” For now, it’s not clear when Whatsapp started banning the users. However, some users have taken to social media such as Twitter and Reddit to complain about their accounts being banned.
Whatsapp has not responded to requests for more clarifications and comment. Consequently, it is important to note that the accounts which have been banned are not banned permanently. They are just temporary ban and all the users need to do is switch back to the main WhatsApp app and the account will be activated automatically.
Other apps like Twitter also have started withdrawing support for third-party apps like Flamingo and others. Flamingo for Twitter is on Google Play store but no one can download it. The reason is that it is limited to a certain number of people and that number has been exceeded.