Among other popular social messaging platforms, WhatsApp may have gained more promience and acceptance from technology savvy natives due to its unique usage.
And this may be the reason that it was cloned .The clone is known as Gb WhatsApp. Already, it is becoming more popular among the upwardly mobile, students and teenagers alike .
This clone was closed precisely in June 28, 2018 by WhatsApp. .
GBWhatsApp is a mod for WhatsApp developed by Has.007, a senior XDA member and this mod is based on WhatsApp Plus.
Most often than not, digital natives download apps without knowing their consequences. They could believe that GBWhatsApp is saf
e but they are at risks because any modded app could be potentially harmful. Especially when these apps have permission to access contacts, storage, and media files.
According to an online expert, Dhikirullah Abbas, GB WhatsApp was created to attract people. In which the end to end features wasn’t secure and not allowed on play store and app stores because it did not comply with the policies and rules .
Using GB WhatsApp is much more easier for spys to have a check and retrieve users information on their phones and that app cannot be trusted.
Though the GBWhatsApp is very popular amongst those users that want to get hold of new functions for their favorite instant messaging and chat app.
In spite of the shortcomings,the GB WhatsApp has several benefits including hiding online status to show as being offline to everyone during chats, ability to send videos up to 50 MB, and up to 35 characters name could be set for WhatsApp groups as well as set online status for 24 hours.
It could also be used along with official WhatsApp as dual WhatsApp, no ban issues, hiding writing information while typing a message for contacts and group, hide recording status when recording for contacts and group, block calls for specific contacts and could send 90 images in one click.
Other benefits are translation of chats into other languages, while Custom theme options vary from hiding blue microphone when user open voice message for contacts and group, hide view status privacy in which even after viewing the status of other users or contacts but user’s name will not appear to them or seen their status.
On the other hand, Jenfa Tobi a student hinted that using such cloned app would surely make it possible for WhatsApp to ban such users because it is not a certified app.
Meanwhile, Basit Abdulrasak another student maintained that Gb WhatsApp is an amazing and cool features which the normal WhatsApp play store does not offer and has numerous helpful features.
The Gb WhatsApp can copy the selected text of Whatsapp messages, clipboard to copy status of others. Hide Blue Ticks even after reading the Message for contacts and groups.
It hides second tick sign for contacts and group even after the message has been delivered, allows adding of 600 people in the broadcast group.
The original WhatsApp allow only 139 characters long status but this one gives 255 characters, supports 100 plus language, lock some personal chat of your WhatsApp without any third party app and hide last seen for only selected contacts.