WhatsApp Gold: Scammers trickmobile phone users intodownloading malware
Naturally, the whole thing is nonsense. Downloading the program from the website will simply infect your phone with malware, possibly allowing cybercriminals to steal your data or track your movements and activity.
There's been a spate of WhatsApp Gold messages recently, but the scam has existed in different forms for a while, sometimes under the name 'WhatsApp Plus'.
WhatsApp will actually ban users if it detects this unauthorised software on their phones, and says in the FAQ section of its website: "WhatsApp Plus is an application that was not developed by WhatsApp, nor is it authorised by WhatsApp."