WhatsApp is currently one of the most used apps in the IM industry. There is no mobile app that is currently popular than WhatsApp, which has a user base of over 800 million from all over the globe.
This huge user base keeps growing day in day out, with an estimated increase of 1 million per day. Using this app, users can send as well as receive pictures, video files, audio notes as well as text messages, among other things. Even though this is such an amazing app, some other developers were not happy with what the app had to offer. In this line, they came up with an unofficial app known as WhatsApp Plus.
What is WhatsApp Plus?
WhatsApp Plus comes with more and much more enhanced features than what you get on the mother app. During the initial stages of this app’s existence, it could be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store. However, it was later removed due to what many thought had something to do with infringement of copyright rules, but the original app distanced itself from these allegations. This was, however, not to go on for long as the original app later started banning those who had their WhatsApp accounts associated with the clone app.
Even though this app was removed from the Play Store, it is still available on numerous third party sites. What makes the current owner of WhatsApp mad about the existence of the clone WhatsApp Plus is the fact that the app uses the same phone number, contacts, protocol and license as the original app, but the two cannot co-exist on the same device. What this meant was that the number of active users and downloads of WhatsApp was going down as that of WhatsApp Plus went up. The end result of this was that users of the unofficial app were being banned from using the app.
The good thing is that this did not last as a few days later, Rafalete, the developers behind WhatsApp Plus, came up with a way to avoid this ban.
How to download WhatsApp Plus and use it without getting banned
The first thing you must do before attempting to download the latest WhatsApp Plus is to remove the installed WhatsApp. During this process, make sure you create a backup of the messages in the chats so that you can restore them later. Another thing you must do before installing the clone app is to change the security or application settings of your Android phone such that apps from unknown sources can be installed on it. Make sure you revert to old settings once this process is done.
Post the above, go to the official APKmirror website or simply search for the latest WhatsApp Plus 7.0.0 APK from the web and download it to your phone. Find the download folder and tap on the downloaded file to start installing the new ban-free version. Using the phone number you used to sign up for WhatsApp, activate the newly installed WhatsApp Plus and you will be able to chat again with your friends on WhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus.
You will still be able to communicate with your WhatsApp friends using the same phone numbers or contacts that were on the original app, as well as pick your conversations from where you left them. However, make sure you tap on “Restore” when prompted or else, you won’t get back your previous conversations.