Surely you’ve heard about WhatsApp Plus before and, if you haven’t, you’re missing on something really interesting that could be handy for you.
WhatsApp is one of the most utilized apps there are and, even if it’s constantly improved, there’s always a tiny matter or function that doesn’t entirely convinces its users.
That’s why, since a little while ago, some alternatives or mods other than the official version have surfaced. These add a lot of features that you’ll surely like.
Let’s make a quick tour of the features that this WhatsApp version provides, so you know what it is about and why you’d do well to download it. By the way, you don’t need to root your device. (How to root a Android mobile).
- 1 What is WhatsApp Plus?
- 2 WhatsApp Plus Functions
- 3 Installing & Downloading WhatsApp Plus 5.50 ReBorn
- 4 How to update Whatsapp Plus
- 5 Fixing errors in WhatsApp Plus ReBorn
- 6 WhatsApp Plus for iPhone, Windows Phone and Blackberry
- 7 Fake versions
What is WhatsApp Plus?
This is, basically, the story of an app that has been kind of mistreated by the big corporations, probably for good reason, since nobody would like a group of user gaining fame at the expense of their product.
This app managed to reach a large popularity level because, by the time it came out, it allowed features that weren’t currently available in the official version, like hiding your last connection or deactivating the blue double check. These features are currently available in the official version, but it is still limited.
The fact of the matter is that when WhatsApp developers saw this app gaining popularity, they decided to ban the users that were also using the app, which generated disturbance and controversy among the users, since many of them were enjoying its benefits.
After the incident, WhatsApp Plus’ developer decided to quit the project to avoid legal issues, and it finally came to nothing.
In 2015, a group of developers decided to retake the project, this time naming it WhatsApp Plus ReBorn, though it was not only its name that changed; it also provides more functions than the previous WhatsApp Plus and even the original version.
Here’s also our How to Hack Wi-Fi article.
WhatsApp Plus Functions
When you install WhatsApp Plus ReBorn you’ll notice it is a reloaded and unlimited WhatsApp version.
It provides more emoticons than the official version, though many more have been currently added, even the possibility to use GIFs.
You can even change the app’s very icon for anything you want.
It has a lot of themes that can be downloaded to customize it to your own taste, including the Pure Black Theme.
Besides, it provides more options for the groups, showing more information.
Unlimited file size, which means you’ll be able to share audios bigger than 16MB, and videos and images of any quality and length. You’ll also be able to watch your received videos without having to launch another app.
You’ll get to see a bunch of statistics of your groups’ activity.
Like we were telling you, in its earlier stages WhatsApp Plus innovated with the functions that are currently available on WhatsApp, like hiding the double check and your last connection but, as you’ll probably know, if you activate that on the official version you won’t be able to see anyone else’s last connection or if they read your message.
WhatsApp Plus overcomes that limitation with the hidden mode function, with which you’ll be able to hide your last connection, your online status or when you’re typing; no one will be able to see any of that, but you’ll be able to see everyone else’s (unless they also have this version installed).
And not only will you be able to hide your status, but also your name or any information.
Installing & Downloading WhatsApp Plus 5.50 ReBorn
Whatsapp PLUS Donwload:
Since it’s a non-official app, you won’t be able to download it through Play Store. You’ll have to manually install the APK, and there’s a series of steps to follow for it to correctly function.
There are many accounts about it; many say that you must have the official version installed, but in reality it’s not necessary, especially in this version that provides antiban protection and can be installed without being a Root user.
The first thing is to make a security backup of your chats, which can be done via Settings -> Chat Settings -> Security Backup.
Then, with any file manager or with your device connected to your PC you must go in your WhatsApp folder and copy these folders: Databases, Media and Profile Pictures, anywhere in your SD card.
Once you’re done, you must uninstall the official version without deleting the app’s folders.
Then you must Whatsapp Plus APK download, lastest version is 5.50 of WhatsApp Plus ReBorn, corresponding to January 2017.
I’ll leave you a video from the YouTube Channel CR WIFI (subscribe if you like it) with every function and feature in WhatsApp Plus.
Once you’ve downloaded Whatsapp plus APK, you must keep in your SD card and install it using a file manager. Remember to allow unknown origin apps.
The one inconvenience of this version is that you’ll have to constantly update it for it to keep functioning properly and to have WhatsApp’s latest features available.
How to update Whatsapp Plus
There are two ways to update:
The first one is through the app itself, although it doesn’t always work, but you should always try this way first. Go to Menu -> PLUS -> Updates and there you’ll be able to update.
If this doesn’t work, you must download the latest version’s APK and manually install it.
The latest updated version will always be available in this site.
In the event of updating through Whatsapp Plus APK you won’t need to uninstall or delete anything. Just install the latest version and it’ll overwrite the old one.
Fixing errors in WhatsApp Plus ReBorn
In the event of any error or malfunction, the best course of action is to make a security back up and then uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Remember: this is not an official app and it may contain a few errors, which is why it’s essential to keep it fully updated.
WhatsApp Plus for iPhone, Windows Phone and Blackberry
I’m sorry to say it, but there’s currently not a version of WhatsApp Plus for iPhone or any OS other than Android, even though it was available for those platforms in its early versions. Currently, it’s only available as a MOD for Android devices.
Last but not least, you should know that there are people taking advantage of this MOD’s popularity to create fake, virus and spyware-ridden WhatsApp Plus versions, which is why we strongly suggest you only install apps of this type that are recommended by other users. Also, don’t download form any unreferenced site since it might bring you problems
Have you tried WhatsApp Plus? How’s it working for you? Leave a comment and tell us what you think.