WhatsApp has warned its users against using unofficial versions of the application.
With a huge base of over 1.5 billion users, WhatsApp is the world’s instant messaging application. The WhatsApp management continues rolling out new features to keep users connected.
However, many users use clones of the app, like WhatsApp Plus or GB WhatsApp, for their added and enhanced features.
WhatsApp has warned users against using these apps because of their compromised security as the company cannot validate their security practices.
The company said users are advised to switch to the official app or face dire consequences, as accounts using the unofficial versions will be banned.
However, users with banned accounts can switch to the official version of the app.
“WhatsApp cares deeply about the safety of our users. To protect the privacy and security of their accounts, we strongly recommend users only download WhatsApp from official app stores or from our website. We are continuing to step up our enforcement against impostor WhatsApp services to help curb abuse and keep WhatsApp users safe,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said while talking to the Indian media.
Earlier, WhatsApp rolled out group video calling and recently also introduced continuous voice message playback. Apart from sending text messages to both individuals and groups, WhatsApp also allows voice and video calls.