WhatsApp temporarily Banning ‘GBWhatsApp and YoWhatsApp’ users

In a surprising turn of events, Whatsapp is banning users who use modded Whatsapp apps like GBWhatsapp. Whatsapp is the most used messaging app across platforms. The app comes with loads of features, but there are always some users who want more from the app. For such users, apps like GBWhatsapp, OGWhatsapp or Whatsapp Plus comes into play which offers a lot more features especially when it comes to customization and privacy.

These modded apps have been there for years and boast millions of daily users among them. But now it looks like things are coming to a bitter end as Whatsapp has started taking action against users who are using these apps. From the last few days, some users of GBWhatsapp have been reporting on Twitter that they are getting temporarily banned from using Whatsapp.

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The reason for this temporary ban according to Whatsapp is the violation of its terms of service. Some users were banned for 9 hours while some were just banned for an hour. It’s not a surprise that these modded apps like GBWhatsapp, Whatsapp Plus violates the Whatsapp’s terms of service. They offer some features which are complete against Whatsapp’s policies.

There has been no statement given by Whatsapp regarding this, so we don’t know as of yet that whether these bans will continue or go away. These mod apps have millions of users, so its highly likely that they won’t go away with a fight and will surely figure out a way to avoid these bans.

What are your thoughts regarding these modded Whatsapp apps? Do you think it’s fair to ban users of these apps? Let us know in the comment section down below.

Shivam has been working as a Tech journalist since 2014. He has worked at many Tech news blogs and Amazon India after that he joined TheLeaker in 2017 as a staff writer and now he’s an editor on the portal. When he is not working, you can find him playing games and listening to pop music. You can find him on Facebook and Twitter and can also contact him via email at [email protected]

34 thoughts on “WhatsApp temporarily Banning ‘GBWhatsApp and YoWhatsApp’ users”

  1. l would rather stay away from whatsapp.I can’t use Whatsapp Messenger their is no privacy at all.If they what us there they should come up with mods same as Gbwhatsapp and FMwhatsapp this ban thing is a disgrace Whatsapp Messenger cant stand the competition.

  2. Fuck Facebook and WhatsApp. If this continues I’ll have to stop using this app. Fb banned me too for a while. Now I just use fb for logging into other apps. If u ban people they fucking hate u. Hopefully gb WhatsApp devs can get around this.

  3. This can’t be the end…millions use the MOD version. WhatsApp need to step up and maybe ppl won’t use the MOD version

  4. Its not fair. Because i am using GB whstsapp for my job related purpose. So i need to stop the ban against it
    Please help me by giving solution for it

  5. Plzz stop banning system from GBwhatsaap.. it has significant features nd privacy policy..i like this app..plzz stop it..

  6. I use gb Whatsapp because it is easy to run group.. i can check who is contributing & who is not.. if official whatsapp give such service.. then i will surly not bother gbwhatsapp

  7. They started their agenda on me today! I’m getting “temp bans” all ay today. To the point, I had just I had to do a force stop and give a rest till an update comes up.
    Hopefully, an update comes through soon.
    Thanks, GB Dev team


  8. It’s either that whatsapp is jealous of the mods and they are losing customers so they are trying to get us back by banning the mods so that we run back to original whatsapp

  9. I really hate what’s going on because I do business on my phone and get complete privacy with GBWhatsApp,now this banning situation is really killing me.

  10. What’s app should stop banning and if what’s app wants that nobody should use third party app. He should develop some technology that what’s should not get tegistered on third party version instead of banning the users.

  11. What’s app has no privacy. I hate it. B people always know what’s going on with you and it’s not safe not is it fair. I need my what’s app plus because sometimes I don’t want to be bothered and I need my privacy.

    I hope this banning shit stops soon.

    Coming straight from the Bahamas.

    Maybe someone should do a petition so that what’s app itself can be banned completely. And we only use what’s app plus, GB & OG.
    I am outraged.

  12. Sad. Whatsapp isn’t offering enough customized features. They should either modify and offer similar features to improve privacy and usability or they should stop banning such mod apks. It should be left to consumer’s choice and preference.

  13. How whatsapp is detecting that we are using GBwhatsapp or other modded apps. I guess whatsapp itself is violating Android norms by looking into other apps data.

  14. The modded version is actually better then the original WhatsApp Messenger… I’ve tried my ways with both and the modded version allows better utilisation and customisation of the original and a bit boring WhatsApp…

  15. I don’t know what a the reason I was being banned when my timer is up i cant evens send a picture then I get banned again please help

  16. They banned me also and yet am not using the official WhatsApp cause it’s boring… And the tick on it so lame

    • I too getting same problem…….
      Plz I want my yowhatsapp back….
      Plz do something…..
      I loved yowhatsapp its amazing….. Superb…. It was so convenient to me..
      Plz do anything
      ……….. Jai hind


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