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PSA: Whatsapp is banning anyone caught using a modified version of its app

By James Lu - on 12 Mar 2019, 10:38am

PSA: Whatsapp is banning anyone caught using a modified version of its app

WhatsApp has recently updated its security policy with a new clause that will temporarily ban any users caught using a modified version of its app. Modded versions of WhatsApp, like WhatsApp Plus and WhatsApp Prime, have been popular for some time now as they add extra features not found in the base app.

A new section in its FAQ states that users will see the warning, “Your phone number is banned from using WhatsApp. Contact support for help.” if detected using a modded version of WhatsApp.

Fortunately, it appears that if you are banned, all you have to do is delete the modded app and download and re-install the official one.

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