WhatsApp Plus, how to download and install

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Joel Fulleda
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in 2014 WhatsApp Plus, also known as Blue WhatsApp, was one of the most popular applications and used by users of the world's leading messaging app. Thanks to this modified version of Whatsapp, it was possible make the most of WhatsApp's capabilities and even enjoy features not available by default in the app.

But the fact that an independent group of developers was able to make WhatsApp an even more complete app than the original version itself angered the company, thus avoiding its use. blocking those accounts whose users were discovered using WhatsApp Plus.

Four years have passed since that time. What happened to WhatsApp Plus? Times have changed and although Android continues to stand out from the rest of mobile platforms for its customization capability, WhatsApp Plus is one of the few tools that couldn't find its place and in recent years the app has always remained hidden.

Even so, a simple Google search makes users' interest in WhatsApp Plus very clear, which continues to be high to this day. AND' still can download whatsapp plus for android? And if so, what are the benefits and dangers?

How about WhatsApp Plus?

It was the Spanish-born developer Rafalense who, with the aim of making WhatsApp a better place, took the original app and started tweaking it with additions, customization options and various functions that thousands of users soon found useful, thus leaving behind the official application to switch to this alternative. This is how WhatsApp Plus was born.

With the pass of time are keep adding features such as the ability to make full backup copies of the app, modify the quality of the multimedia contents sent and, above all, change the look of the app with custom themes.

It was the latter feature that created a huge community around WhatsApp Plus, since anyone could create their own themes to customize the world's most used messaging application and share them with the rest.

Themes were the most popular feature of WhatsApp Plus users. Anyone can change the look of the app to their liking and create their own themes to share with others.

But 2015 has come, WhatsApp starts blocking the accounts of those users who use WhatsApp Plus or any other alternative.

Initially, the suspensions were made temporarily and users were left without access for 24 hours.

Later, the permanent suspensions began. What to do if WhatsApp suspends your account

And although the developers of WhatsApp Plus have tried to introduce tools with which to try to avoid account blocking, the pressure of the company and the fear of users of losing their accounts ended up burying WhatsApp Plus, first with the departure of Rafalense, and finally with the arrival of other alternatives. In January 2015, WhatsApp Plus announced the definitive closure.

Download WhatsApp Plus for Android

Scarica Plus Messenger on Google Play

GBWhatsApp and OGWhatsApp, the rebirth of WhatsApp Plus

After the "disappearance" - in quotation marks since the app's APK files were still present on the network - of WhatsApp Plus, other developers have tried to emulate Rafalense's steps by creating their own alternatives to the messaging app. Of all of them, only two stood out over the others: OGWhatsApp and GBWhatsApp.

The first of them had a rather short life, and was mainly used by those in need have two WhatsApp accounts on the same device.

Support for themes, a higher character limit in states, and much more have also been enabled. Today, the developer, OGMods, focuses on developing alternatives to applications such as YouTube or Instagram.

However GBWhatsApp could be the app that has best kept the essence of WhatsApp Plus, and today it can still be downloaded and used - always bearing in mind that WhatsApp could block the account of those who use it ... even if. 10 reasons why WhatsApp can (permanently) suspend your account

All the features of the app, as well as the new versions of the app, are frequently published on the official Telegram channel of the application, which today has more than 5.500 subscribers.

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Is it worth using WhatsApp Plus or one of its alternatives? Can Whatsapp suspend the account?

In the past, probably yes. Not so much today. WhatsApp is no longer the extremely simple application it was a few years ago, and although some of the latest built-in functions aren't quite what users have been asking for for years - see statuses or stickers - the Facebook platform has almost it all.

It is true that we find some advantages in using alternatives such as WhatsApp Plus, including the endless customization and modification options of the app, or new features that may never reach the original app.

However, we must also take into account of the disadvantages, namely that at any time WhatsApp may block our account, preventing us from using the application again with the phone number associated with our profile, as indicated on the official WhatsApp support page.

If you use WhatsApp Plus or one of its alternatives, you run the risk of WhatsApp blocking your account permanently.

Therefore, if you don't mind using WhatsApp the way Facebook wants, your best option is to use WhatsApp like the millions of users who use the app every day.

If, on the other hand, you are aware of the risks and dangers of using an unofficial alternative app, e you missNo. all the features di Whatsapp Plus, GBWhatsApp is your only option… while it lasts.

Further Reading:

  • Whatsapp on two devices, how to do it
  • How to share WhatsApp status as a story on Facebook
  • How to use WhatsApp on your Apple Watch
  • How to enable WhatsApp two-factor authentication for Android
  • WhatsApp warns: if you don't use the official application, your account will be banned

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