Having extra functions in WhatsApp that we need but that are not yet present in the official app is very tempting. In fact, too much, and not a few have add-ons installed, therefore using Modified versions of WhatsApp that may add more tools, but are also more dangerous since its content has not been approved or officially created by Facebook, owner of WhatsApp.
Your account suspended
What would you do if you suddenly get a message saying that your account is ‘temporarily suspended’? The first thing, calm / a, since it means that you are probably using an unauthorized version of WhatsApp instead of the official app. If after your account has been temporarily suspended you do not start using the official version of WhatsApp, your account could be permanently suspended.
If your account is suspended, you will see the following message when you try to access WhatsApp: ‘Your phone number is suspended on WhatsApp. Contact support for help. ‘ According to WhatsApp, “We suspend accounts if we believe that your activity violates our Terms of Service […] Please note that we may not issue a warning before suspending your account ”.
Use an unofficial version
Unsupported apps, like WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, or those that claim to be able to move your WhatsApp chats from one phone to another, They are altered versions of WhatsApp. These unofficial apps “are developed by third parties and violate our Conditions of service. WhatsApp does not endorse the use of these third-party applications because it is not possible to validate their security practices“.
“If you have received an in-app message stating that your account is ‘Temporarily Banned’, this means that you are probably using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app. If you don’t switch to the official app after if temporarily banned, your account could be permanently banned from using WhatsApp. “
Features the original doesn’t have
In fact, and given that GB WhatsApp went viral at the end of last January, WhatsApp has issued a warning to users around the world about the risk involved in using these deviations from the original messaging application that hide behind their name to promise news.
For example, GB WhatsApp has nothing to do with the original chat app, and promises a number of features not found in WhatsAppincluding the ability to auto-reply to text messages, such as an ‘Out Of Office’ in an email application, send more photos in one package, hide the read notification while still being able to see the status reading of others -that you do not skip the double blue check when reading a message-, and a host of other benefits that are not available in the official messaging app.
The similar application links to your WhatsApp account, unlocking these features that are not yet available in the official version of WhatsApp. GB WhatsApp is not available in the Google Play Store, but you must look for it in places other than the official Android store, which triples the risk of malware being sneaked into you. You will also have to deactivate some of the protections activated by default in Android to download it from the web.
Temporary Suspension, how long does it last?
Keep in mind that WhatsApp can delete your account from the pull by suspending it permanently, or temporarily suspend it, which amounts to a temporary ban: you will be ‘punished’ for a while until the platform lets you use their service again. This temporary ban is usually the result of committing an infraction but not so serious, and you will see on the WhatsApp screen a timer which will tell you how long to wait.
The only way to unblock a WhatsApp account that has been temporarily suspended is by waiting for the time set, and of course, if you have an unofficial version of WhatsApp, uninstall it on the spot so that the suspension is not permanent and irreversible.