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.
If you use these apps:
- Your privacy and security are at risk. Unofficial apps may carry malware that can steal your data, and damage your phone.
- There’s no guarantee your messages or your data, like your location or the files you share, will be private and secure.
- Your account might also be temporarily or permanently banned.
Always use the official WhatsApp app
Before downloading our official app, we recommend saving your chat history. Learn how to save your chat history on Android or iPhone.
Note: We can't guarantee that the chat history transfer will be successful because we don’t support unofficial apps.
After backing up your information, go to our website to download WhatsApp or the WhatsApp Business app and re-register your phone number.
- How to use WhatsApp responsibly
- What does the Google warning about fake WhatsApp apps mean?(Android)
- About account bans