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If you’ve never used mobile messaging before, you may be wondering what people are talking about when they say, “WhatsApp,” “WhatsApp Blue” and “WhatsApp Plus” and if it’s the same thing.

Actually, no.

These programs are vastly different from one another.

Brian Acton and Jan Kuom developed the original WhatsApp mobile application. It was established in 2009 and, in 2014, Facebook attained it. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of one billion and, in June 2016, it hosted more than one million voice calls. Why? Its services are free and can be used in many countries.

On the other hand, WhatsApp Blue and WhatsApp Plus have what’s known as “modded” apps, which means they were molded after WhatsApp with similar functions and capabilities like the original. But, they have features that users don’t get in the WhatsApp app.

What Are WhatsApp’s Pros and Cons?

The biggest advantage to the original WhatsApp is its security. The team, Acton and Kuom are deeply concerned about their users’ privacy and online security. And, because of that knowledge, they take steps to ensure their safety. End-to-end encryption will make sure that messages sent via WhatsApp are protected and sent only to the recipients they’re intended for. No one person, including the staff at WhatsApp, can see these messages.

A second advantage of using WhatsApp is how easy it is to install. All you have to do is visit the official WhatsApp store or Google Play Store to download and install it.

The negative drawback is that you can only use the features the staff has installed with the app. You can’t customize the app to the way you want.

What Are WhatsApp Plus’ Pros and Cons?

Look at WhatsApp Plus as being the improved version of WhatsApp. It seems a little unfair to the original WhatsApp app, but the Plus version offers an array of features that are not seen in the first WhatsApp.  For instance, it offers a plethora of customized themes to choose from. You can customize colors and background.

On top of that, you can customize the file size so that you can share bigger files with friends.

However, if you use WhatsApp Plus, WhatsApp developers could ban you, as it’s not been authorized for safety and privacy.

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