WhatsApp has spoken up against the modified versions of its app on several occasions. The banning issues have always been restricted to Android, as it is so much easier to find and install third-party apps on it. However, we now know that Mark Zuckerberg’s company is banning iPhone users who run modified versions of WhatsApp, so beware.
WABetaInfo, the main source of information about WhatsApp, informs that users are being banned for using modified versions of the app. It recommends users with modified versions to immediately go to the App Store and download the official version to avoid any issues. We have to bear in mind that phone numbers are banned in WhatsApp’s case, so reverting the situation is much more complicated than in services linked to email addresses or a usernames, for example.
Beware of third-party apps: WhatsApp is banning users with modified versions of its app
On previous occasions, Mark Zuckerberg’s company has defended itself by arguing that it is a security measure. Of course, the best course of action regarding instant messaging services is to download the official app, which guarantees end-to-end encryption. In this way, there are no connections with third-party servers that might intercept messages sent to contacts. Additionally, this is a sure way to prevent malware or any other threats from endangering users.