How To Migrate From GB WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus To Official App
Are you one of those who uses an alternative version of WhatsApp? If so, let me tell you that not everything is rosy, because you could be nothing to be banned by the official WhatsApp app and lose the opportunity to continue communicating through it.
This is why today we bring you a small tutorial that will explain how to migrate from GB WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus to the official app.
We know that there are several alternative WhatsApp MODs, and even if they are striking for what they offer, it will always be good to ask yourself, is it really safe to use this version?
One of the most recent examples of these MODs (or alternative versions) is WhatsApp Plus Reborn, what are their differences from the original version? Here we explain it to you.
What do you have to do to return from GB WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus to the official app?
GB WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus are alternative versions of the official WhatsApp app that offer you things that the latter does not have. Some of them can be:
- Move your chats from one mobile to another.
- Delete the “online” display.
- View deleted messages and states.
However, WhatsApp considers that these versions are not secure because it is not possible to validate their security practices. In addition, they violate the application’s terms of service.
This is why WhatsApp has decided to suspend/ban all those people who are using some of these alternative versions of the application. However, they have explained that the suspension will come as follows:
- Prior notice for the detection of the use of a WhatsApp MOD.
- Temporary suspension in case of continuing to use the MOD.
- Permanent suspension in case of continuing to use the MOD.
Steps to follow to return from GB WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus to the official app
If you are in GB WhatsApp you just have to follow the following steps :
- Open the app.
- Click on Settings.
- Click on Chats.
- Click on Backup.
Once you have done this, you have to do one last fundamental thing to ensure the information of your contacts and conversations:
- Go to the Settings option on your mobile.
- Tap Storage.
- Click on Files.
- Find the GB WhatsApp folder and touch and hold to select it.
- Go to the upper right corner and tap on More.
- Then click on Rename
- Finally, change the name of the folder to “WhatsApp”.
In WhatsApp Plus the thing is much easier, just repeat the steps to make a backup and that’s it.
When you have completed all the steps, regardless of the MOD, you must delete the alternative version and install the official version of WhatsApp.
When you download it and open it, follow the steps indicated by the app and you will be able to download all the information you saved with the backup.
As you can see, it is very easy to avoid banning your WhatsApp account by going back to the official version of the application. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments.
And if you are still thinking about whether to return to the official app or not, for the benefits that MODs offer you, keep in mind that WhatsApp is one step away from being able to be used on several phones at the same time.
So, better opt for your security and let WhatsApp take care of the benefits, as they are gradually improving the application.