Once again, WhatsApp users may be left without access to the popular Facebook-owned chat app, this time because of opting to use third-party, modified versions of WhatsApp, such as WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp, that allow them to access extra features that the official app doesn’t have.

WhatsApp has in the past warned found to be using an unauthorized version of WhatsApp instead of the official application threatening to temporarily suspend users and even permanently suspend users.

“Unsupported apps, like WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, or those that claim to be able to move your WhatsApp chats from one phone to another, are altered versions of the app. These unofficial applications are developed by third parties and violate our Terms of Service. WhatsApp does not endorse the use of these third-party applications because it is not possible to validate their security practices.” WhatsApp Wrote.

The messaging app has also gone on a blocking spree, purging millions of its two billion users for breaking another rule on the app intended to stop the spread of hoaxes. According to express, over two million accounts have now been blocked from WhatsApp in just one month for violating the rule. The company said it had targeted users who were found to be sending a “high and abnormal rate of messages”.

Bans are triggered when users forward messages too many times, going past the limit, which was announced in April 2020, is in place to combat spam and the spread of viral rumors, photos, and hoaxes.

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