About account bans for unofficial apps

Using an unauthorized application and/or unsupported device violates our Terms of Service and can result in your account being banned.
When this happens, you must download the official WhatsApp app to continue using WhatsApp. You can download WhatsApp or the WhatsApp Business app on our website or from official app stores.
About unofficial apps
Unofficial apps are fake WhatsApp apps, developed by third-parties which violate our Terms of Service. We don't support these apps because we can't validate their security practices.
For example, we can’t validate whether they apply our end-to-end encryption security practices.
Learn more about unofficial apps and why we don’t support them in this article.
If you’re using an unofficial app because you’re interested in new features, check our Help Center or blog to learn about our new and upcoming features.
Keep in mind, we can reinstate an account ban if the account activity continues to violate our Terms of Service. We recommend carefully reviewing the “Acceptable Use of Our Services” section of our Terms of Service to learn more about the appropriate uses of WhatsApp and the activities that violate our Terms of Service.
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