The developers of WhatsApp have recently started to issue bans on users who have been using third-party WhatsApp clients, such as WhatsApp Plus. For those unfamiliar, WhatsApp Plus is a third-party WhatsApp client that allow users to customize their WhatsApp to their liking, such as modifying the shape of the chat bubbles, color options, and so on.
Users who have been found to be using the third-party client have been banned from the service for 24 hours and are asked to download the original WhatsApp client if they don’t want to be banned again. According to WhatsApp’s FAQ, “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.”
According to Dr. Mounib Al Rifai of the official WhatsApp Plus community, he wrote that the developers are working on a way to find a fix for the issue, although we’re not sure what kind of “fix” that would be as this is basically WhatsApp rejecting third-party clients outright, but either way if you want to avoid a ban, then you might want to think about deleting the client.