WhatsApp has banned some users for 24 hours because they violated the app’s ‘terms of service’ by using a third-party client.
Users are reporting the banning issue via different social networks such Facebook, Google+ and Twitter revealing that the ban is only for those Android users who were using the popular third-party client called WhatsApp+ or WhatsApp Plus.
WhatsApp has posted same reason in their FAQ section by giving the following statement.
“WhatsApp Plus is an application that was not developed by WhatsApp, nor is it authorized by WhatsApp. The developers of WhatsApp Plus have no relationship to WhatsApp, and we do not support WhatsApp Plus. 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.”
The company has asked the users to uninstall WhatsApp+ and install an authorized version of WhatsApp from its official website or Google Play to reuse the service, although the 24-hour ban period will reportedly remain in effect for the full duration despite replacing or uninstalling the app.