What does “This app is fake. It can steal your personal data, such as banking info and passwords.” mean?
If you've received this Play Protect Warning from Google, you're likely using an unauthorized and unofficial version of WhatsApp. Due to security concerns, Google may disable and uninstall these applications.
Unofficial Whatsapp apps are altered versions of our app, which means they’re developed by third-parties and violate our Terms of Service. We don't support these apps because they put your privacy, security, and safety at risk. If you use them, there’s no guarantee your messages or your data like your location or the files you share will be private and secure.
How to switch to the official WhatsApp app
Always use the official WhatsApp app. Visit our website to download WhatsApp or the WhatsApp Business app and re-register your phone number. Learn how to register on Android, iPhone, and KaiOS.
We can’t guarantee that your chat history will transfer because WhatsApp doesn't support unofficial apps.
If you need help, please contact our WhatsApp support team here.