Many WhatsApp Mods for Android circulate on the web, that is, unofficial versions of WhatsApp.
Its main virtues lie in the fact that it offers additional features that improve the user experience with WhatsApp, especially in relation to the privacy functions and personalization of communications.
The best WhatsApp Mods
Among the most popular modifications of the official WhatsApp for Android are WhatsApp Plus, YoWhatsApp, GB WhatsApp and WhatsApp Aero.
All very easy to get and install since they are distributed in the APK format compatible with the Android system.
What is the risk of using a WhatsApp Mod?
However, using WhatsApp through these altered versions can put your account at risk and leave you isolated from your contacts for a long time.
Indeed, WhatsApp places a lot of emphasis on the security of communications made through its instant messaging service.
Its policies in this regard prohibit the use of modified versions, so the first action it takes when it detects unauthorized use is to temporarily suspend the user’s account.
From there to a definitive suspension there is only one step, as long as the necessary corrections are not made.
This simply consists of switching to the official version of WhatsApp once the suspension period ends. The same team behind WhatsApp recommends doing this without losing vital information, including chat history.
Switch to official WhatsApp without losing the chats made in its clones
As an example, we show you how to save the GB WhatsApp conversation history so that when you switch to the official version of WhatsApp, this information is easily restored on the device linked to your account.
Go to GB WhatsApp and tap on the more options icon. Then go to Settings > Chats and tap on Backup.
Now, go to your phone and use a file explorer to go into the internal memory and find the GB WhatsApp folder.
Once located, long press on it to select it. Go to the top right corner of the screen and tap on More options. Select the Rename option and name it “WhatsApp” (without quotes).
Next, open Play Store and download the official version of WhatsApp. If you do not have the Play Store on your terminal, do it from Aptoide or any other alternative store, making sure it is the official version. Otherwise, download the WhatsApp APK from its website.
Register in WhatsApp in the usual way and when the notice that a backup was found appears on the screen, click on Restore. After finishing this process, click Next.
All your GB WhatsApp conversations will have moved to the WhatsApp chats screen.