WhatsApp sends Cease & Desists for apps that use native Android APIs

WhatsApp has sent out cease and desist letters to some developers claiming they violate the service's ToS despite using native Android APIs.
A legal firm representing WhatsApp has sent Cease and Desist letters to at least two independent Android app developers – the developers behind Can’t Talk and DirectChat – demanding that they remove functionality from their app or face litigation. Neither of these applications uses any code from or interfacing with the WhatsApp service. Rather, these applications utilize standard Android APIs, Notification Listener and Direct Reply, to function.
Thus, the demands to strip these apps of any functionality related to WhatsApp is dubious at best, and malicious at worst.

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