WhatsApp Plus and WhatsApp GB are unofficial apps which are fake version of the original WhatsApp and will soon be deleted.
WhatsApp issued a message on its website alerting users that if they download these applications, their accounts would be terminated. First, the suspension will be temporary, and the user will be notified that their account is at risk of being deleted. If you do not take the steps outlined here, you will lose all of your data when your account is deleted.
If you see an in-app notification indicating that your account has been “temporarily banned,” you’re probably running an unsupported version of WhatsApp rather than the official WhatsApp program.
Your account may be permanently banned from accessing WhatsApp if you do not switch to the official app after being temporarily blocked.
Unsupported applications like WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, and programs that offer to transfer your WhatsApp conversations between phones are modified versions of WhatsApp. Third-party developers created these unauthorized programs, which are in violation of the original Terms of Service.
As a result, it’s difficult to verify the security procedures of these third-party apps, therefore WhatsApp doesn’t support them.
How to Switch to the Official WhatsApp App
Before switching to the official WhatsApp app, you might want to back up your chat history. Whether you need to transfer your chat history depends on the name of the unsupported app you’re using.
Tap More Options > Settings > Help > App details to find the app’s name. Depending on the app’s name, follow the instructions below: WhatsApp Plus or WhatsApp GB WhatsApp.
It is recommended that you save your chat history before installing the official WhatsApp app if you are using an app other than WhatsApp Plus or GB WhatsApp.
How To Safely Switch From WhatsApp GB
The steps below will assist you in saving and transferring your conversation history. If you don’t follow these instructions, your conversation history may be lost. Because the applications are unauthorized, there is no assurance that this method will successfully move your chat history to official WhatsApp.
Wait for your temporary suspension to come to an end. The timer will tell you how long the ban will last.
Tap More settings > Chats > Back up chats in GB WhatsApp.
To access Files, go to Phone Settings > Storage > Files.
To choose the GB WhatsApp folder, touch and hold it.
Tap More > in the top right corner. Rename the folder to “WhatsApp” then rename it again.
Download the official WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store. If you can’t find the app on the Play Store, you can get it here.
Verify your phone number in WhatsApp. This post will teach you how to verify.
Tap Restore > Next on the Backup detected screen.
WhatsApp should load with all of your current conversations.
How To Safely Move From WhatsApp Plus
If you already stored your chat history, it should move to the official WhatsApp app immediately. In case you have trouble accessing the app, you can visit the official WhatsApp for more guidance.
There is a crackdown on fake apps and WhatsApp official is deleting all the accounts for WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp. If you are using any of the latter two unofficial apps, it is worth taking your time to save you chat history and shift to the official WhatsApp before your account is deleted and you loose everything.