GB WhatsApp: Find out more about this popular WhatsApp mod and why you shouldn’t install it on your Android phone | Tech News

GB WhatsApp: Find out more about this popular WhatsApp mod and why you shouldn’t install it on your Android phone

A popular modified version of the WhatsApp app is doing the rounds – GB WhatsApp. But here’s why users should beware of the app and never install in on their Android phones.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 18:34 IST
The logo for Facebook Inc. WhatsApp messaging app.
The logo for Facebook Inc. WhatsApp messaging app. (Bloomberg)

WhatsApp is one of the most popular encrypted messaging apps available today, but the app itself has certain limitations put in place by the company. However, there are modified versions of the app that are available online, that allow users to improve their privacy settings, send broadcasts to more users and much more. However, using the app instead of the official app could come at the cost of your data and your privacy due to a couple of reasons .

Here's what you need to know about the third-party app GB WhatsApp, the features it offers and why you should be careful while using the app.

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How to download GB WhatsApp

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Since GB WhatsApp is an unofficial third-party modification of the official WhatsApp client, the app is not available on the Google Play Store. The app is available in the form of an APK, which can be downloaded and installed from on users devices. However, these APKs are usually hosted on unreliable sites and installing them can prove to be risky.

What are the features offered by GB WhatsApp?

Various versions of GB WhatsApp are available online. Many of these versions offer users additional features such as the ability to hide read receipts for specific contacts, use longer group names, send high-resolution images, send a broadcast to 600 users instead of the default 250 user limit, and use more characters in a Status update. Users will also be able to check which messages are broadcasts and which ones are regular messages. The app also reportedly contains an auto-reply feature, but it is unclear how reliable the feature is.

Can my account be banned if I use GB WhatsApp?

Yes, you can lose access to your account if you use the GB WhatsApp app on your Android phone. WhatsApp doesn't allow the use of third-party apps and it is possible to lose access to your account forever. Additionally, these apps can also compromise your privacy as there are no well-known sources of downloading the app.

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First Published Date: 29 Jun, 14:48 IST