Your WhatsApp account is in great danger if you have installed some of the unofficial apps that enhance the user experience.
Bad news for WhatsApp users who for years have been using unofficial but complementary apps that enhance the original features of the platform.
For a long time, it was possible to use these fake applications to improve the user experience of the platform, but it seems that the people of Meta have finally reacted by taking action and endangering the future of the accounts of those who continue using these programs.
In the past, we've shared tutorials on how to use certain APKs like GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus, YoWhatsApp and many others. These APKs were a simple and torture-free option to access some improvements that will probably not be made to the real application in the medium or long term.
To be fair, there are a considerable number of other apps in the same area that have more robust functionality and a more efficient system, such as Signal and Telegram. But these other unofficial apps were a good alternative for those who didn't want to abandon the platform.
Now, it seems that the time is approaching when a forced decision will have to be made, as Meta may well be able to block those who have used unofficial apps.
Your WhatsApp account could be blocked if you download any of these unofficial apps
The section General conditions of the WhatsApp service is constantly updated and, for some time, has begun to make slight changes in order to be more firm about the use of other APKs from outside Meta.
Thus, GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus, YoWhatsApp and all the unofficial apps that work under the same parameters have already been blacklisted by Mark Zuckerberg's company.
These apps could technically violate the privacy and security of every user, so Meta will now be stricter about their use. So it could suspend your account temporarily or permanently if you use a modified version.
In addition, since the conversations are not encrypted and are exiled outside of Meta's and the Google Play Store's security filters, there is a real possibility that the app could contain malicious or dangerous software.
In summary, you can only use two versions of the platform: WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business. Any other version that connects to the service is an unofficial alternative that would put your account at risk.