WhatsApp Plus Android Tips and Tricks

What is WhatsApp Plus and what's it for?

WhatsApp Plus is an unofficial modified version of the instant messaging and chat application, WhatsApp, that allows us to use this messenger but with more options and customization functions than in the original application. It was created by a Spanish guy known as Rafaelete some years ago, being released in 2012 the first version of this development that is based on the original application.

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Opinions about WhatsApp Plus: pros and cons

WhatsApp Plus is the most downloaded Whatspp MOD of them all here’s what the editors of Malavida think about it:

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How to customize WhatsApp Plus

Once we’ve downloaded and installed the app, we only have to bear in mind the following concepts if we want to customize it that we’ll find within the settings and configuration section in many cases. In others, such as the possibility to modify aspects of a specific contact, we’ll have to access the settings of that contact in question. Find out how to modify the most important features and functions:

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How to configure WhatsApp Plus

WhatsApp Plus offers us different options in terms of customization in different areas. The latter can be found in the settings and configuration menu of WhatsApp Plus:

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Is WhatsApp Plus safe?

In the words of its own developer, using WhatsApp Plus is totally safe. However, it’s perfectly comprehensible that certain doubts may arise amongst its users regarding several different aspects, especially if we bear in mind that this version of the chat and instant messaging application isn’t backed or supported by WhatsApp Inc.:

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WhatsApp Plus or GBWhatsApp: comparison and differences

There are basically no differences between these two WhatsApp MODs which turn out to be two of the most popular modified versions of the official instant messaging app. The only few differences are based on the visual aspect of their respective themes because in terms of their main functions, they both offer us very similar features. These are some of the functions available:

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How to update WhatsApp Plus

This application, unlike any other one that you can install from Google Play, doesn’t receive automatic updates as it requires certain collaboration on behalf of the user. Whenever a new version becomes available, a notification is shown, allowing us to choose between any of the two following options to update WhatsApp+ to the latest version:

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How to use WhastApp Plus

If you’re used to using WhatsApp, you shouldn’t have any trouble to know how to use WhatsApp Plus. It’s almost identical to the official application except for the installation process. Since you can’t download the app from Google Play, the latter varies slightly. But, essentially, all you have to do once you’ve downloaded and installed the application is sign up with your phone number just as you would do with the original WhatsApp application.

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What's the size of WhatsApp Plus

The size of WhatsApp Plus varies with each new version. We have to bear in mind that it’s a WhatsApp MOD and that, just like any other application, every time it gets an update and incorporates new features and functions, the size of the APK can change. Therefore, to know how much the file weighs we simply have to download the APK. However, we know that it will definitely weigh slightly more than the original app. Thus, just for your information, this version 6.70 weighs 35.5MB, whilst previous versions weighed slightly more or less: 6.20 was down to 33.8MB, 6.12 up to 38.5MB y 6.10 even heavier at 38.61MB.

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How to uninstall WhatsApp Plus

If you’re fed up of this unofficial version of WhatsApp or it’s giving you some trouble, you might want to uninstall it. To do so, you only have to follow these steps, similar to those that you would carry out to delete any other app from your device:

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Can I get banned from WhatsApp for using WhatsApp Plus?

At present, you can no longer get banned for using WhatsApp Plus, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get banned in the future. The fact is that some time ago, WhatsApp kicked out any user that used mods of the likes of WhatsApp Plus, OGWhatsApp, WhatsApp Transparent or any other development based on the famous instant messaging and chat app.

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How to hide the 'online' status in WhatsApp Plus

To be able to hide our online status in WhatsApp and prevent anyone from viewing if we’re connected or not, we have to follow these steps:

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How to install WhastApp Plus

Installing WhatsApp Plus is slightly different to how you would install any other app that you may download from Google Play. That’s because it isn’t an official development and it infringes certain terms of use of this service. Therefore, it has been banned from Android’s official marketplace. For such purpose, you’ll have to follow these steps to be able to install this application:

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Is WhatsApp Plus legal?

Using WhatsApp Plus isn’t illegal but the development does go against certain copyright laws since WhatsApp has never publicly released its API to be used by other developers to create projects of this nature. However, it’s also true that WhatsApp doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the presence of the Plus mod because, otherwise, they would have put more effort into blocking its use or banning those users who had downloaded the app and were using it instead of the original official application (at WhatsApp Inc. they are perfectly aware of who uses the Plus version and who doesn’t).

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How to copy chats from WhatsApp to WhatsApp Plus

To be able to move your WhatsApp chats to WhatsApp Plus so you don’t lose any of your conversations, you have to carry out the following actions:

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How to use 2 WhatsApp numbers with WhatsApp Plus

To be able to use two WhatsApp numbers on the same phone with WhatsApp Plus without root or without a double SIM card slot, we have to follow these steps:

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