Yes, the news is shocking, WhatsApp has started banning the users of third party unofficial and modded applications like WhatsApp Plus. This step is mainly taken to wipe out the third party WhatsApp clients from the market. WhatsApp Plus has been of the best and popular WhatsApp third party client which offers theme support, extra privacy features and much more. But many users of WhatsApp Plus has encountered a temporary ban which does not allow them to use WhatsApp services and redirects them to a new FAQ page which which goes as below.
WhatsApp Plus is an application that was not developed by WhatsApp, nor is it authorized by WhatsApp. The developers of WhatsApp Plus have no relationship to WhatsApp, and we do not support WhatsApp Plus. Please be aware that WhatsApp Plus contains source code which WhatsApp cannot guarantee as safe and that your private information is potentially being passed to 3rd parties without your knowledge or authorization.
Please uninstall your application and install an authorized version of WhatsApp from our website or Google Play. Then, you will be able to use WhatsApp.
Please note that all the WhatsApp Plus users are not affected with this new policy at this time, but there will be a temporary lock for all the WhatsApp Plus users for 24 hours if they won’t install the official WhatsApp client. So it is suggested that please uninstall WhatsApp Plus and install WhatsApp Messenger from Play Store in order to get safe from 24 hour ban. The developers are working hard to find a fix for this, until then they also have requested to install original WhatsApp client. Please note that currently there is no solution to remove the ban before 24 hours.