FMWhatsApp 8.86: Fouad WhatsApp’s twin brother

FMWhatsApp is possibly the best WhatsApp modification available today, and is now undoubtedly the true heir to the former king among modifications, WhatsApp PLUS, with hundreds of extra options over the original application, both in terms of privacy and customization.

It owes its peculiar name to its developer, Fouad Mokdad, hence FMWhatsApp, and actually this modification is Fouad WhatsApp, the same one, only because the second installation package is called com.fmwhatsapp, many ended up “nicknaming” it that way.

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As we have already mentioned, FMWhatsApp is Fouad WhatsApp, and vice versa, so the features are the same, i.e. hundreds of them, where the ones aimed at privacy, application customization and other extra functions added over the original application stand out.

Regarding the privacy modifications we can find all kind of options, all of them very interesting, like entering the application without being seen or appearing online, thus becoming totally invisible when reading messages or seeing states, or the option that the ticks become blue only when we answer.

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As for the customization of FMWhatsApp we have to say that we can customize everything, we can even download themes, there are thousands of them, to achieve a unique and original WhatsApp. For example, we can edit the font type, ticks, bubbles, notifications, etc.

In addition to all this, we will also find extra features such as the ability to lock the application with a pattern, fingerprint or pin, send images without losing quality, send much larger media files, states with more characters, and a long etc. that we can find within the modification.

News on FMWhatsApp 8.86

The latest available version of the modification is version 8.86, a version that uses WhatsApp for Android version as its base, which adds the ability to make video calls or group calls with up to 8 participants, as well as a few really cool new features.

FMWhatsApp 8.86

The complete list of new features we can find in FMWhatsApp 8.86 is the following:

  • Version 8.86:
    • [Re-Added] Ability to save Profile Picture
    • [Fixed] Contacts list not showing on some phones
    • [Fixed] Status Splitter crash on some phones
    • [Misc] Other fixes and improvements
  • Version 8.85:
    • [Misc] Fixes and improvements
  • Version 8.80:
    • [Base]
    • [Added] New options to download story (copy caption, share, etc.)
    • [Added] FMThemes Store Dark/Light mode automatically
    • [Added]Option to hide Privacy terms notice msg (Universal > Hide Privacy msg). You can hide it without accepting.
    • [Moved/Fixed] “Copy caption” from long press to download options
    • [Fixed] Shop items crash
    • [Fixed] Contact name not showing clearly in caption mention
    • [Fixed] Themes wallpaper not applying on some phones
    • [Fixed] YoWA Entry not taking background color
    • [Fixed] Full backup not working on Android 11+
    • [Added] Translations for Voice changer options
    • [Improved] Other translations
    • [Misc] Other fixes and improvements
  • Version 8.70:
    • [Added] Voice Changer for voice notes (Chat > 3-dot > Voice Changer). Record voice note and send.
    • [Added] Preview and confirm before sending sticker (FMMods > Conversation)
    • [Added] Option to delete downloaded emojis packs
    • [Added] Archived row in home screen now takes themes color
    • [Fixed] Slow messages sending in groups
    • [Other] WA extended deadline for new privacy policy to 15 May.
    • [Misc] Many other fixes and improvements
  • Version 8.65:
    • [Fixed] Random crashes when messaging groups
    • [Fixed] sending messages in groups take long time
    • [Fixed] Blue Tick on Reply crashes
    • [Fixed] Swipe Row crash
    • [Added] Reset Preferences now also resets default wallpaper
    • [Fixed] crash using Status Splitter on some phones (not all)
    • [Misc] Other fixes and improvements
  • Version 8.60:
    • [Base]
    • [Enabled] Disappearing messages option
    • [Added] Mention Mark
    • [Added] Online/Offline Dot
    • [Added] Blue Tick on Reply for Groups (It is automatically enabled with normal Blue tick on Reply option)
    • [Added] Load theme from ZIP file
    • [Added] Click on Status caption to copy
    • [Added] archive chat
    • [Re-Added] Option to increase forward limit to 250 ( USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.)
    • [Added] new UI for Copy selection of text from message bubble (Highlight Bubble > 3 dots > Message Selection)
    • [Added] Advanced Search
    • [Added] new Custom Wallpaper UI
    • [Re-Added] Hide Recent Chats Option
    • [Re-Added] Hide Other Contacts Option
    • [Re-Added] Hide Frequently Contacted Option
    • [Fixed] New menu now closes automatically
    • [Misc] Many other fixes and improvements that we forgot :p
    • [Misc] Enjoy and discover by yourself!
  • Version 8.51:
    • [Fixed] Random Crash when using bottom bar styles
    • [Fixed] Crash when opening conversation
    • [Fixed] Scissors FAB showing in Calls tab
    • [Fixed] Stock UI tabs change color after long-press any row
    • [Fixed] crash when forwarding?
    • [Fixed] other minor crashes
    • [Fixed] Made status unread indicator smaller
  • Version 8.50:
    • [Base]
    • [Added] New attachment picker
    • [Added] Option to enable/disable new attachment UI (FMMods > Conversation)
    • [Added] Animation to new attachment
    • [Added] 5 Entries Style
    • [Added] 16 Bubble Style
    • [Added] 14 Ticks Style
    • [Added] “NEW” word next to new entries/ticks/bubbles
    • [Added] Option to Remove “Read More…” and show long messages completely
    • [Added] Option to change Online Toast Location (FMMods > Home)
    • [Fixed] One UI rotate issue
    • [Fixed] “Room” option in new attachment UI. If FB Messenger is not installed, the icon will switch to Camera.
    • [Fixed] Status tab has number. Changed to dot only
    • [Fixed] Unread counter issue (ex. calls)
    • [Fixed] Custom Wallpaper
    • [Fixed] Location attachment crash
    • [Fixed] Some crashes
    • [Fixed] Other minor things
    • [Removed] “increase forward limit to 250” option
    • [Improved] Added note when downloading themes to check dark/light mode
    • [Misc] Many other fixes and improvements that we forgot :p
    • [Misc] Enjoy and discover by yourself!
  • Version 8.45:
    • [Added] Enable Chats/Groups separate without IG Stories
    • [Fixed] Messages Delay
    • [Fixed] Group tab unread counter flickering
    • [Fixed] Broadcast icon not showing on broadcast messages
    • [Fixed] Hide Blue Microphone not working
    • [Fixed] Status Seen/Unseen color not working in Status page
    • [Fixed] Hide View Status in Custom Privacy
    • [Fixed] Crash when setting Wallpaper in Chat/Group
    • [Fixed] One UI tab title shows when switching pages
    • [Fixed] One UI Title showing twice sometimes
    • [Disabled] Swipe Row by default

How to Install or Update

To install FMWhatsApp for the first time on our Android device we have to follow a series of really simple steps:

  1. Make a local backup, Google Drive’s are not good for WhatsApp MODs. Go to “Settings > Chats > Backup” and click on Save.
  2. Uninstall the WhatsApp or other modification you have installed on the number where you want to install FMWhatsApp.
  3. Activate the option to install applications from unknown sources. Go to Phone Settings > Security.
  4. Download the package or APK you want to install, depending on where you want to install it.
  5. Click on the package or APK to start the installation.
  6. Do NOT click on Restore on the first installation screen, wait to verify the number to restore the backup.
  7. Write name or nick and that’s it.

If instead you want to update FMWhatsApp, then it’s easier, since you don’t have to uninstall or activate anything. Just download the same package you have installed and click on it to install it.

To identify the name of the FMWhatsApp package, in case you don’t remember, go to “Menu (3 points) > Settings > Help > Application information”. It is displayed like this:

  • Fouad Whatsapp = com.whatsapp
  • FMWhatsApp = com.fmwhatsapp
  • FmWhatsApp2 = com.gbwhatsapp
  • YoWhatsApp = com.yowhatsapp

Download FMWhatsApp

To download FMWhatsApp we have up to 4 different packages or APK, depending on where you want to install it. So, if you want to install it as your main WhatsApp account number, then you should download the com.whatsapp package. If you prefer to install it as an extra number, you will need another SIM,. then download any of the other 3 packages.

Below are the download links:

Download FMWhatsApp 8.86 > com.whatsapp | com.fmwhatsapp | com.gbwhatsapp | com.yowhatsapp