A new version of WhatsApp, the main instant messaging service in the world, is all the rage on social networks and everyone wants to have it. This is a new update to WhatsApp Plus, also known as WhatsApp purple.
This attractive application, which includes functions that the original version does not have, such as modifying the color of the app, seeing which contact blocked you and scheduling messages, is an unofficial APK -Android Application Package- that replaces the popular messaging platform from Mark Zuckerberg's company.
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What it is and how to download purple WhatsApp or Violet Mode
This curious APK is nothing more than the V60.20 version for Android of the popular third-party application WhatsApp Plus. As it is not an official edition version of the Meta platform, you will not find it in application stores such as the Google PlayStore or the Apple AppStore, but you will have to resort to websites to download it. And therein lies your greatest risk.
WhatsApp purple or WhatsApp Plus are not malicious applications. That is, in principle, they do not include hidden code that will necessarily damage your cell phone. (Photo: Adobe Stock)
The risks of installing WhatsApp purple mode
Not all web pages from which you can download it are trustworthy. And not all of them guarantee that there is no possibility of downloading a virus to your smartphone when doing so.
On the other hand, it is not a version that WhatsApp approves, so it may happen that once installed, your number is temporarily blocked: Meta penalizes those who do not use the official application and who have obtained it outside the stores mentioned.
The company warned about this on its official blog, arguing that it does not allow the use of a mod created by a third party.
“If you received an in-app message notifying you that your account is 'temporarily suspended', it means that you are probably using an unauthorized version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app. If after your account has been temporarily suspended you do not start using the official version of WhatsApp, your account could be permanently suspended,” the company explained.
Is it safe to use this version of WhatsApp?
Depending on where you download it, the security level may vary. Although some sites claim that it is totally safe, at TN Tecno we do not recommend its download and use.
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On the other hand, WhatsApp purple or WhatsApp Plus are not malicious applications. That is, in principle, they do not include hidden code that will necessarily damage your cell phone.
The main problem with modified versions (hence the term “mod”) is that it is not an official development and is therefore exposed to vulnerabilities. That is, if you install WhatsApp Plus, or Violet Mode, Meta cannot be responsible for any possible damages. So the company, instead of simply telling you “do it at your own risk,” they say “we will block those who use these mods.”