Facebook’s proprietary instant messaging is blocking accounts that are using the unsupported version of WhatsApp. Users who are using an old and unsupported version of WhatsApp are being banned and locked out from their account. Users that have their account banned, have been getting a message asking you to download and use the official app for WhatsApp.

Why is WhatsApp enforcing this rule?

The reason behind this move is that the company wants to end the unsuspecting versions of WhatsApp. It is against the company’s rules and regulations. It includes variations like WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp. These apps allow users to use different themes and styles. The company has said that WhatsApp does not support these third-party applications because the company cannot validate its security.

Whatsapp chat history will be deleted:

After switching from an unsupported app to an official app, users’ chat history is at risk of being deleted. However, you can also back up your chat history. Follow the steps below to take a backup of your entire chat logs.

How to take chat backup on GB WhatsApp App:

The company has written on its FAQ page that they do not guarantee that chat history will be completely transferred because WhatsApp does not support unofficial applications. Follow the steps to take a backup of your chat on GB WhatsApp App.

  • Go to GB WhatsApp and go to More Options.
  • After that go to Chats and tap Backup chats.
  • Now Go to Phone Settings and tap on the storage and go to Files.
  • Here you will find a GB WhatsApp folder. Hold it and tap it.
  • Tap More on top right here. Now rename the folder to WhatsApp.
  • After that go to the Play Store and download the official WhatsApp app.
  • Open WhatsApp and verify the phone number.
  • After this comes the Backup screen, tap on Restore and tap Next.
  • Here WhatsApp will load your current chat.

How to take chat backup on WhatsApp Plus App:

If your chat history is already saved, it will automatically save on the official app of WhatsApp.