GBWhatsApp is a WhatsApp MOD that belongs to the trilogy of modified clients of this instant messaging and chat app developed by the Official Plus team, together with its brother apps WhatsApp Plus and OGWhatsApp. All three tools are identical and simply change their name to allow us to install them all at once on the same Android smartphone and, therefore, be able to use up to three WhatsApp Plus instances at the same time on our phone, without having to uninstall anything.
The huge popularity of WhatsApp MODs is mainly due to the sluggishness and stiffness of Facebook Inc. when it comes to implementing the updates and new features demanded by the users of this messaging service. For such purpose, many developers have created their own versions of this client, incorporating new functions and features and putting emphasis on aspects as important as the user’s privacy and the app’s customization options.
And this GBWhatsApp is precisely amongst the best alternatives available, together with the above-mentioned apps from the same developer, and other MODs of the likes of YOWhatsApp and FMWhatsApp. Amongst its most noteworthy features, we have to mention the possibility to use two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone, hide our online status and the double blue check to confirm that we’ve read a message, use new emojis and emoticons that aren’t available in the official version, customize the application’s interface with new fonts, icons, and menus, skip limits and restrictions when it comes to sending multimedia files and documents through the chat, and many more options that unbelievably aren’t yet available in WhatsApp Messenger.
But downloading, installing and using it isn’t too straightforward, as we can’t find its APK through the usual channels such as Google Play or the official WhatsApp site as the development of these MODs goes against the company’s intellectual property rights by using its source code without authorization. For such reason, we have to resort to other sources or other repositories as is the case of Malavida and, therefore, we deem appropriate to draw up this small guide that will escort the users through all the procedures to have this app fully operative on their phones.
Likewise, here you’ll also find advice and tips about how to use GBWhatsApp without losing any past conversations and all the help necessary to settle any kind of doubt regarding its functioning, security and legality. You’ll learn how to improve your privacy whilst you chat, setting passwords for your conversation, and how to give this communication tool your very own personal touch.
And we also have to point all that our editors that expertise in software and application will give you their opinion and personal views about the performance of this MOD, analyzing its pros and cons, that obviously also exist, such as the fact that it doesn’t receive updates as regularly as the official app. And they will also take care of settling any doubt or problem that may arise during its use and answering the comments you send us about the app.
- Opinions about GBWhatsApp: pros and cons
The opinions about using a MOD of the likes of GBWhatsApp are very unalike depending on who we ask: some people prefer to use the official WhatsApp Messenger and not put their communications at stake in the hand of third parties, whilst others don’t mind risking their privacy in exchange of making the most of its great functions. Malavida’s editors have given their opinion about this issue, bearing in mind the MOD’s features:
- How to use GBWhatsApp
Using GBWhatsApp is very similar to using WhatsApp. In other words, after registering our telephone number in the app, we can access the service with the full list of contacts on our phone that have already installed the app and with whom we can communicate in all the possible manners allowed by the app.
- GBWhatsApp or YOWhatsApp: comparison and differences
These are two of the best WhatsApp MODs that we can find at present and they both offer us very similar functions and features, therefore, we won’t find too many differences between them.
- How to uninstall GBWhatsApp
Uninstalling GBWhatsApp is carried out identically to the rest of Android applications. To carry out this process, we only have to follow these steps:
- What is GBWhatsApp and what's it for?
GBWhatsApp is a WhatsApp MOD and can be used to add new functions to the famous instant messaging and chat application. That means that it’s a modified version of the original app but it has not been created by the original developers and neither has it received authorization to use its source code.
- How to install GBWhatsApp
To be able to install GBWhatsApp on your phone, you’ll need to carry out the following processing completing each one of these steps:
- How to update GBWhatsApp
Updating GBWhatsApp is different to the official WhatsApp Messenger because this process is usually carried out on any Android device through Google Play Services. On the contrary, to update this WhatsApp MOD we have to follow these instructions:
- Is GBWhatsApp safe?
We can approach the safety of GBWhatsApp from two different points of view: whether it’s safe in terms of preserving our user account on WhatsApp and whether it’s safe from the user’s privacy and possible malware infections point of view. In both cases we can confirm that it’s safe, although we have to be cautious about certain issues as we’ll explain below.
- Is GBWhatsApp legal?
GBWhatsApp isn’t legal, just like the rest of WhatsApp MODs of the likes of YOWhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus that modify the functions of the most popular instant messaging and chat app in the world. And it isn’t legal because it’s developed upon the original app for which its owning company hasn’t released the source code to allow third parties to develop apps using it. Therefore, we’re talking about an intellectual property violation, although it doesn’t look like there are any profit-making intentions behind these apps. In fact, for quite a long time WhatsApp used to ban from its servers the users that resorted to these kinds of MODs. Nevertheless, they now implement anti-banning systems and the official app seems to be taking things easier, possibly due to its undeniable dominant position within the chat and messaging universe (don’t forget that it has over a billion users all over the world)-
- How to use two WhatsApp accounts with GBWhatsApp
Using two WhatsApp accounts on the same smartphone with GBWhatsApp is really easy. We simply have to download the APK of GBWhatsApp to our phone where we’ve already installed WhatsApp and then register the new account with a telephone number different to that of the device on which we’re carrying out the installation. Bear in mind that this second phone number must be active because that’s where we’ll receive the activation code by SMS which we’ll have to insert in GBWhatsApp when requested.