A thread by South Africans on Twitter has many concerned about their relationship status and their partner’s online activity with the app GB WhatsApp.
At first, users thought this was a new version of WhatsApp but it’s actually a clone of the instant messaging app with features that can make a user’s online activity completely private.
Now there’s no way to tell if a user is online, has read your messages, is typing and more.
Dump your partner if they have WhatsApp GB pic.twitter.com/9VWpZd7fO6
— AttorneyAtLaw (@ZacMoselane) July 3, 2021
“Dump your partner if they have GB WhatsApp,” wrote Zac Moselane on Twitter. Which instantly started a thread with responses by fellow South African users who felt the app could help their mjolo status and a few who found out they were being cheated on thanks to the cloned app.
“Childish behaviour. Once we take the convo to WhatsApp and I notice all this I lose interest.”
“Allow me to confirm That people who use whatsApp GB have insecurities.”
“If I ever have to even know how to do this I would be so worried. What human being or beings would have so much power over me, to force me to do this. Rather than telling them I really no longer enjoy their chats.” @Umkhitha
What to know about GB WhatsApp
- Downloading GB WhatsApp blocks you out of the original WhatsApp
- Features include hiding most of your online activity, such as your online status, your typing status and can even hide your contact’s name
- Unlike the original WhatsApp where you can see a person’s “last seen,” GB WhatsApp allows you to freeze your last seen to weeks or months ago
WhatsApp responds to users who have the unsupported version
WhatsApp have responded to users who are making use of the unsupported version and users found with the downloaded cloned app will be banned from the platform.
Users who are not on the original WhatsApp will receive a message of their account being temporarily banned and if they fail to switch to the original WhatsApp their accounts will be permanently banned.
GB WhatsApp relies on the original app to function and WhatsApp is clamping down on this unsupported version from the Facebook owned social networking company.