Why you should avoid Modded Apps like GBWhatsApp & FMWhatsApp
With over 2 billion global users, there is no argument that WhatsApp is the most popular and most used social media platform in the world. It is used by both the young, middle-aged, and old.
As a result of its popularity and recognition, there are a lot of software developers who have taken it upon themselves to try and make an earning through creating apps that resemble the official WhatsApp app by Facebook.
Some of the most popular names among them are the GBWhatsApp, FMWhatsApp, WhatsApp Gold, etc. These are all third-party apps created to mimic the original WhatsApp app.
These apps come with some very cool and amazing features; most of which cannot be found in the original WhatsApp app. But, as humans as we are, we often overlook the dangers that are hidden under these features.
In the field of health for example, before you will go into surgery, the doctor will have to tell you all the risks associated with the surgery as well as the positives. But, in technology, most of the apps we have installed on our devices do not give us a fair idea of some of their disadvantages, and the modded WhatsApp apps are one of them.
In this regard, I have taken my time writing this article and explain to you some of the disadvantages associated with using modded WhatsApp apps.
Some Features Offered By Modded WhatsApp Apps
Although the main goal of this article is to talk about the disadvantages, I think just like surgery, it will be good to give some of the positives as well. Some of the cool and amazing features some of these modded apps offer us include:
- Some of these modded apps support different languages. This means that no matter the language you speak, you can use the modded WhatsApp to chat with your friends and loved ones.
- You can lock private chats with a password.
- Themes can be selected according to the preference of the user. Afterward, that particular theme can be shared with the developer for them to add to their theme database.
- Most of these modded apps allow you to share videos up to 16GB.
- You can post as many WhatsApp statuses as you wish without any limitation.
- You can download the media on someone’s status without using a status saver.
- Last but not least, you are allowed to hide blue tick, double tick, and your online status.
Some Disadvantages Of Using Modded WhatsApp Apps
As you can see from some of the features that the modded WhatsApp apps offer, it appears to be the same as that of the original apps. As a result, we do not give attention to some of the risks and the disadvantages involved in these apps.
Below are some of the disadvantages associated with the use of modded WhatsApp apps on your device.
The messages you send are not safe
Whenever you send a message through any of these modded WhatsApp apps, there is no guarantee that your messages are taken through the necessary encryption and servers. There might be instances where your messages are not passing through third-party servers.
In such cases, your messages could end up in the hands of people who might use this information against you.
For example, when you send your financial details or other confidential information through these apps you are risking it. Unlike the original WhatsApp where all the messages are taken through the right WhatsApp servers.
These modded WhatsApp apps are unofficial
As you might have realized, the WhatsApp mods are neither available on the Google Play Store, nor the Apple App Store. The reason is that these apps are not illegal to use but they are not official and as such, cannot be found on either store.
But for Android users, can download the app from the web. This is because no license is needed to put your apps on the web. So, whenever you open these WhatsApp mods, you have to know that they are unofficial.
There is a higher chance of attracting viruses or malware to your device
Whenever you are using the modded version of WhatsApp, you have a higher chance of attracting viruses and malware. This is because these apps have less secured hosted servers that would have ensured nothing like this happens to you.
Some of the viruses can damage the data on your device, and all this will be a result of your own fault. The original WhatsApp has enough secured hosted servers to avoid such instances.
WhatsApp mods are very useful in some instances but just like every other thing, it has its own disadvantages. Some of which could cause you to lose your device completely.
In this article, I have explained some of the main disadvantages to you. Make sure to read them carefully before you choose to continue using the apps or not.
Either way, if you have any questions about this particular article, feel free to write it down in the comments section below and I will be glad to help.