WhatsApp Plus or GBWhatsApp: comparison and differences

If we compare WhatsApp Plus and GBWhatsApp we will find almost no difference between them, so choosing between one and the other will depend on very personal factors. Both of them allow you to do everything that is possible to do with WhatsApp Messenger, as well as offering additional options that are not present in the official version of the messaging client. And with regard to these additional functions, they also have practically the same features.

Similarities

At the interface level, the appearance of both apps is identical. Both are organized around 3 tabs at the top dedicated to chats, statuses, and calls or video calls.

Although they look alike, they are two different appsAlthough they look alike, they are two different apps

The appearance of the options menu is also similar, although you simply change the name of the app at the top. And the choices themselves are also the same. Both have identical privacy options that allow us to show or not show whether we are connected and online, to hide the time of the last connection without giving up seeing that of others, to hide when a message is being written or to deactivate the double blue check that indicates that a message has been read, just to mention a few examples. The same goes for the security options, where it is possible to block access by different methods or to hide conversations.

In the settings section, the only difference is the app’s nameIn the settings section, the only difference is the app’s name

We could list the options they offer in terms of interface customization and also check that they are the same. As an example, the repository of visual themes they offer is the same in both cases.

WhatsApp Plus and GBWhatsApp also share the same repository of visual themesWhatsApp Plus and GBWhatsApp also share the same repository of visual themes

Maybe there are variations in the camera interface? We are afraid that there is nothing remarkable in this aspect either, exactly the same interface, the same functions, the same icon, etc. A copy of each other.

On the left, the WhatsApp Plus camera; on the right, the GBWhatsApp cameraOn the left, the WhatsApp Plus camera; on the right, the GBWhatsApp camera

And one last common point: you cannot download WhatsApp Plus or GBWhatsApp from the Google Play Store because they are unauthorized apps.

It is clear that both are currently maintained by the same person, the user AlexMods, and this is reflected in both the look and feel. They are 99% clones.

Differences

The biggest and almost only difference is when using two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone: WhatsApp Plus only lets you use two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone if you use two MODs: if you try to install the official app and WhatsApp Plus you will not be able to do so.

GBWhatsApp, on the other hand, can be installed on the same phone on which you have installed a WhatsApp Messenger If you are interested in this function, you will usually choose GBWhatsApp unless you are willing to use two MODs. However, in either case, you will need two working SIM cards, either in two phones or in one that offers Dual-Sim.

Another difference is in its origin. Although both are currently maintained by Russian user AlexMods, WhatsApp Plus was originally created by another Spanish user, Rafalense, in 2012. However, he abandoned his project years ago. GBWhatsApp, on the other hand, is an app with a shorter history; its first reports date back to 2018. In any case, today AlexMods is in charge of both developments.

Which one should I choose? We prefer GBWhatsApp for the simple fact that it can coexist with WhatsApp Messenger and therefore gives the user an extra option, but the differences between one and the other as you have seen are minimal or none at all.