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By fiz:ik, Senior Member on 20th January 2015, 08:44 PM
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The time has come. The moody WhatsApp team does not like themeable apps with much more comfort for users than there own little app without customization options.

That's what you'll see


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Why am I banned for using WhatsApp Plus and how do I get unbanned?

WhatsApp Plus is an application that was not developed by WhatsApp, nor is it authorized by WhatsApp. The developers of WhatsApp Plus have no relationship to WhatsApp, and we do not support WhatsApp Plus. Please be aware that WhatsApp Plus contains source code which WhatsApp cannot guarantee as safe and that your private information is potentially being passed to 3rd parties without your knowledge or authorization.

Please uninstall your application and install an authorized version of WhatsApp from our website or Google Play. Then, you will be able to use WhatsApp.

Source: https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/105

I don't know if this thread here is "legal" because it is concerning WhatsApp PLUS.. but I just wanted to let you know guys

light at the end of the tunnel


R.I.P. WhatsApp+
Very sad of WhatsApp Inc., or should I say Facebook? I think it was ****erberg's idea to shut down the better brother of WhatsApp.
Very very sad, instead of partnering up and exchange features they kill one of the best app ever.
Normal WhatsApp wont be as good as the PLUS version... never.

Legends may sleep, but they never die.
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20th January 2015, 08:56 PM |#2  
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Banned for 24 hours!!!!
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Originally Posted by fiz:ik

The time has come. The moody WhatsApp team does not like themeable apps with much more comfort for users than there own little app without customization options.

That's what you'll see




Source: https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/105

I don't know if this thread here is "legal" because it is concerning WhatsApp PLUS.. but I just wanted to let you know guys

light at the end of the tunnel

Thanks I was about to create a thread like this, but then I've just seen your post.
Today I also have been banned for 24 hours because I'm using WhatsApp Plus.
Now, I have installed WhatsApp from the Play Store and I guess I just have to wait 24 hours before I can use it again.
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20th January 2015, 09:03 PM |#4  
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I backed up my WA+ data and escaped the ban I guess, running the original version

But to be honest.... it's a weird feeling seeing the original whatsapp.. I don't know.. but the design and the functionalities of the original app aren't contemporary anymore in my eyes
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Originally Posted by fiz:ik

I backed up my WA+ data and escaped the ban I guess, running the original version

But to be honest.... it's a weird feeling seeing the original whatsapp.. I don't know.. but the design and the functionalities of the original app aren't contemporary anymore in my eyes

Yeah, you're right. I've used WhatsApp Plus with material design theme and it looked so awesome. The original one is just ugly

Edit: I honestly think they should have pushed a little message or a warning like "Your account will be banned in X hours because you may have violated our terms of service. Please install the original WhatsApp from the play store" or something like that.

Edit 2: I've wrote an email to WhatsApp regarding a possible unlock before the end of the 24 hours.
Surprisingly I just got an answer which is just a basic information about payment and stuff. Not a single word about the ban.
20th January 2015, 09:40 PM |#6  
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Yeah, you're right. I've used WhatsApp Plus with material design theme and it looked so awesome. The original one is just ugly

Edit: I honestly think they should have pushed a little message or a warning like "Your account will be banned in X hours because you may have violated our terms of service. Please install the original WhatsApp from the play store" or something like that.

Edit 2: I've wrote an email to WhatsApp regarding a possible unlock before the end of the 24 hours.
Surprisingly I just got an answer which is just a basic information about payment and stuff. Not a single word about the ban.

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I wrote them a nice long angry email, I find the ban to be ridiculous. They should have at least released a notification or something before handing out the ban. They're just pushing their user database.
20th January 2015, 10:42 PM |#7  
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Got me too lol.. Oh well I rarely use it anyway and im sure alot of people will be upset about this.. The makers of whatsapp+ don't even charge for their work and ya still need a valid account with WhatsApp to even use it.. Either the official app starts allowing users to freedom of customization that + does or I'm taking my 99 cents elsewhere!!! Lol
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I wonder what happens if you keep using whatsapp plus, perma ban or what? They will probably bypass it anyway again but will they give a harder punishment then 1 day? I would really miss all the plus features which you can't get on the normal version. Well 22:22:53 Hours:Minutes:Seconds to go. Thankyou Whatsapp
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I send an email to [email protected] and that is the answer I've got
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20th January 2015, 10:54 PM |#10  
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too late. i'm banned
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I send an email to [email protected] and that is the answer I've got

Yeah, I got that too. I called them and they simply said it's a generic email being sent to everyone who's complaining about their bans. I told them I uninstalled Plus and installed the regular version, they refused to lift the ban. It's "punishment" of sorts.
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