WhatsApp bans WhatsApp+ users, sends cease and desist letter to developer

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WhatsApp has started to temporarily ban users of WhatsApp+ (WhatsApp Plus) and WhatsappMD, apps from third parties with a different interface and extended functionality.

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#2

This appears to have been a very popular App going by a third party App Store:

The community itself was even huge:

I’m fairly sure this would never happened had Facebook not taken over WhatsApp.

As many social network users struggle to stay offline for more than a few hours let alone 24 hours, I would not be surprised if many of these banned users turn to some other messaging service (with no relationship to Facebook) and ask their friends to do the same.