If you are looking for the most used and on the top messaging application available now, WhatsApp is the answer. In 2018 WhatsApp had 200 million more users than Facebook Messenger, so its popularity is high. Of course, everything has pros and cons, and that is the case of WhatsApp. Unfortunately, the app isn’t offering much more of what users want.
Because of the lack of feature that WhatsApp has, some new mods are popping out. So we are talking about two of those mods in the article: FMWhatsApp and GBWhatsApp. Both apps are popular and are offering different versions of WhatsApp, with more functions and features. From some users’ experience, those two apps are even more secure than the original WhatsApp versions. But the question that must need to be answered is: which one of the two WhatsApp mods is better?
FMWhatsApp – as we have mentioned above, this app is a moded version of WhatsApp, and it comes without restrictions and with more features that are well received by users. Let’s see what the pros and cons we can find to FMWhatsApp.
- The application interface can be personalized by your own desire with the help of thousands of themes.
- You can customize any features in many ways.
- Your status isn’t limited to a number of characters. FMWhatsApp is extending the characters up to 250.
- The list of emoji is so big that you won’t get bored.
- The possibility of hiding status, last seen, and other privacy features.
- This one is cool: you can use two telephone numbers for two WhatsApp accounts at the same time.
- All the privacy controls are improved.
- This one is a blessing: you can share files up to 50MB and videos up to 1GB. How cool is that?
- For preserving the original quality, the image compression is disabled.
- FMWhatsApp is updated regularly.
- It appears that the app has some problems with security and privacy issues.
- Unfortunately, there is a chance that your data can end up in the hands of a third-party.
- Even if the app is updated regularly, the update is often received later, and that is increasing the risk of security issues and unprotected data.
GBWhatsApp – this app is the best clone of the original WhatsApp and is coming with extra features and modifications. With GBWhatsApp you can do things that in the original version are impossible.
- What you can hide here, you can’t do in the original version: Online Status, Blue Ticks, the Second Tick, Blue Microphone, Recording Status, and Writing Info.
- This feature is so great: you can revoke multiple messages on the app.
- You have no ban issues.
- You can disable the Internet connection only.
- You can block calls for some specific people from your list.
- If you have a lot of friends that you talk to, you have the possibility of adding up to 600 people in one group.
- You can send 90 images in one message and large-size videos up to 50MB
- Don’t forget the emoji, the list is big and the themes can be customized.
- The app is not available for auto download and install, and you need to find a trusted source to download the APK file.
- You have to be careful from where you download the app because third-party is sometimes coming with malware or virus.
- The app will need you to enable and disable the Unknown Source from Settings.
- The app is not recommended for sensitive data, official purposes, or commercial use.
Take note that the cons may be seen as a concern, but GBWhatsApp is using the same servers as the original WhatsApp. This is providing a layer of security, and the codes are encrypted just like on the original version.
Finally, the question about which one to choose has an answer depending on your preference. If you find something that you needed in the original app, but you don’t have it, maybe FMWhatsApp or GBWhatsApp are the answer.
Carrie Ryley was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. As a journalist Carmen has contributed to NPR News Blog, Outdoor Magazine and many other publications. In regards to academics, Carrie earned a degree in business degree from A&N and earned her master’s degree at University of Florida. Carrie covers local news and culture stories here at Miami Morning Star.