Whatsapp temporarily bans users from using Whatsapp Plus and GB Whatsapp

If you have downloaded other unofficial Whatsapp application, such as Whatsapp Plus or GB Whatsapp, then you should know that, you can no longer use the app to login on Whatsapp.

Whatsapp temporarily bans all third-party apps from logging into Whatsapp, as users must have to download the official app to continue using WhatsApp.

The Instant messaging app, Whatsapp messenger has stopped users from logging via the third-party apps, as they claim that the unofficial apps violate the Terms of Service clause.

Anyways, Whatsapp has provided guidelines and step-by-steps on how to switch back to the official app, as they have provided basic instructions on backing up chat history before migrating.

The Facebook-owned company said that “If you received an in-app message stating your account is “Temporarily banned” this means that you’re likely using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app. If this is the case, you must download the official app to continue using WhatsApp.”

Please be very much aware that accounts which are associated with this ban, are not permanently banned. That means, you can easily backup your chats, and go back to the main Whatsapp by downloading the app and following the instructions laid out on this website.

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How to switch to the official WhatsApp app

To continue with this thread, please you are severely advised to backup your chat history before moving to the official WhatsApp app.

Be very much aware that if you are using either Whatsapp Plus or GB Whatsapp, then you can easily transfer your chat history.

Note that, if you’re using an app other than WhatsApp Plus or GB WhatsApp, we recommend saving your chat history before downloading the official WhatsApp app.

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*. Wait for your temporary ban to end. The timer will show you the length of the ban.
*. In GB WhatsApp, tap More options > Chats > Back up chats.
*. Go to Phone Settings > tap Storage > Files.
*. Find the folder GB WhatsApp and tap and hold to select it.
*. In the upper right corner tap More > Rename and rename the folder to “WhatsApp”.
*. Navigate to the Play Store and download the official WhatsApp app. If you can’t access the Play Store, download the app here.
*. In WhatsApp, verify your phone number. Learn how to verify in this article.
*. On the Backup found screen, tap Restore > Next.
*. WhatsApp should load with your existing chats.

And then, if you are using WhatsApp Plus, then you can easily navigate to the Play Store and download the WhatsApp app fro your store, after that, verify your phone number.

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