If our readers can recollect, last year we had a blog post about the arrival of WhatsApp Plus, a third party/modified version of WhatsApp. Just yesterday, we were made aware of an interesting incident about this app. Read all about it below.
• Themes as many as 700
• Extra emoticons
• Editable file sharing options
• Font and color changing option
• Customizable ‘Last Seen’ status; the user can see others ‘Last Seen’ status while disabling their own
WhatsApp plus has been around for quite sometime now. It was developed by a Spanish developed called Rafalanse in 2012. It seems, since its launch, this app has been downloaded over 35 million times. The app was never available on Google Play, but was propagated on third party web stores.
WhatApp’s FAQ page also had the same message for users
Hence, get WhatApp+ uninstalled from your device, and install WhatsApp. Once the 24 hour count down ends, you will be able to use its service.
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A day before this ban occurred, rumors were afoot that WhatsApp is working on a new version called WhatsApp Plus. This is a complete hoax, because as we know, WhatsApp+ was launched in 2012. And WhatsApp has not declared any such news on its official site. Users are advised not to get lured away by such news, and always verify the official website of the companies involved in it.
It is understandable that WhatsApp+ users must have faced inconvenience because of the ban. But in WhatsApp’s defense, the company never announced or was never associated with the former app in the first place. So, this ban is not something that we had not expected. The lesson to be learned here is, always trust official stores like Google Play for apps. And, it is also worth protecting your device with a reliable antivirus app such as Quick Heal Mobile Security.
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