The WhatsApp user base is growing day by day, but the application doesn’t offer an official way to chat using more than one device. This is exactly where GbWhatsapp comes in as it lets you use the application on multiple devices simultaneously. As of now, there are two versions of GBwhatsapp i.e., GBwhatsapp and GBWhatsApp pro. One is a free ad-supported version and the other one is a $1.99 pro version without any ads. Here we will focus on both of them individually
The free version has some limitations such as you can’t hide profile photo from custom contacts, among other things. It is a modified version of the official WhatsApp. This app lets you use two whatsapp accounts on one device.
Requirements for using GBwhatsapp
- A rooted Android device with busybox installed in it. Rooted android emulator running on Windows/ Linux/ Mac OS X machine A file manager installed in your phone A backup of your WhatsApp chat history.
- You can grab all the required files from here: 32 bit or 64 bit Linux packages Windows package Mac OS X package
- Installation of GBwhatsapp is pretty simple, just download it from above links, connect your phone with PC/Laptop using USB cable and transfer the downloaded package to your phone storage. Now all you have to do is, go to the download folder and tap on it. You will see a file named as “gbwhatsapp-x.xx-bbusbybox”. Just click on this file and it will automatically install GBwhatsapp.
- One of the biggest concerns about any WhatsApp mod is that your chat history will be lost on upgrading. To avoid this, firstly transfer all your chat history to PC using MTP mode(if you’re on Windows) or copy-paste function(on Mac). And then uninstall the previous version of GBwhatsapp before installing a newer one. This way, you won’t lose any of your chat history.
- After installing GBwhatsapp, you will get a new WhatsApp icon in your application drawer. Just launch it and enter your mobile number to proceed further. After entering the number, the app will send a verification code via SMS(may chargeable) or call. Once done with that just click on the “OK” button and you’re all set. Now you can use both the WhatsApp accounts without any problem.
- GBwhatsapp has a simple UI, similar to that of WhatsApp. It is very easy to switch between two Whatsapp accounts. However, if you’re using an emulator, then make sure that your voice call works fine with it before starting using this app or else you will miss incoming calls and messages.
Unlike GBWhatsApp, the Pro version is a bit better as it doesn’t show you any ads and offers some extra features such as hide last seen, status preview before sending, custom wallpaper from gallery etc. For using this app you’ll have to root your phone, otherwise you won’t be able to use it. You can also download GBWhatsApp pro online like all the other premium apps.
Installation of GBwhatsapp pro is very easy and works the same as that of its free counterpart. Just download the package file from above link and transfer it to your phone storage using USB cable, then click on the file and install.
Limitations of GBWhatsapp
There are very few limitations of Gbwhatsapp such as it does not let you use video call, nor there is an ability to hide last seen. You can download these features by downloading any third-party apps i.e., Hide last seen and video call.
The only difference between GBwhatsapp and GBwhatsApp pro is that the free app will show ads at times. And as soon as you update it to the pro version, you can uninstall the free one. You need not root your device for using this app, but if you wish to hide last seen and make video calls you’ll have to root your device.
Quite frankly, GBwhatsapp is far better than Whatsapp’s official app in terms of features and customization options it offers to the users. If you’re a WhatsApp user and looking for something good and customizable, I will highly recommend you all to give this app a try as it is worth spending a bit of your time in. If you encounter any problem while using this app, feel free to comment below and we will try to assist you in the best possible manner.