Some of the ‘features’ mentioned above are downright wrong. WhatsApp lets you hide all your last seen via a switch in the settings. It also lets you change your theme, although the choices are quite limited. Everything else is a small improvement in quality of life, but nothing that most users will use in day-to-day use. However, one of the developer’s most blatant claims is as follows:
Apparently you can just ‘sideload’ GB WhatsApp to your iPhone by ‘downloading’ the installation file. That’s downright impossible, since Apple doesn’t sideload users with apps on the iPhone from… pretty much anywhere. This alone should ring alarm bells in users’ minds.
Therefore, we recommend that you stay away from GB WhatsApp or any such third-party clone that claims to “add” or “enhance” existing WhatsApp features. By default, WhatsApp encrypts all messages end-to-end so that no one but you and the recipe can read it. You lose that privilege with these smuggled versions and run the risk of your personal information being harvested by unscrupulous third parties.