WhatsApp is without a doubt the most used messaging service around the world. This allows us to send messages, make calls and video calls from one phone to another completely free and of course, share all kinds of files. It is not surprising, therefore, that in a very short time it has completely replaced the classic SMS messages and partly the voice calls.
While WhatsApp is a great method to maintain contact, it has also become the perfect channel to send spam or carry out fraud over the Internet. That is why the company has put the batteries in detecting questionable attitudes through the application and start putting penalties on its users.
We found two types of penalties for misconduct through WhatsApp. The first involves a temporary banning of the account for 24 hours and, after this time, it can be reused normally. The second involves a definitive banning and deletion of your WhatsApp account in a period of 72 hours.
Would you like to know what actions can lead to a banning of your WhatsApp account? We explain it to you in this article.
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Reason 1: Send messages to strangers
One of the most frequent reasons that leads to the temporary banning of a WhatsApp account is to send too many messages to people who are not in your contact list.
Sending a few is normal, but before engaging in soliloquy through the application, make sure your caller responds. Otherwise WhatsApp will believe that the messages sent are spam and you have many ballots to temporarily block your account.
Although it is not clear how many messages you can send to strangers before receiving a sanction, it is recommended that you first wait for a response and before you start chatting add the person to your contact list.
Reason 2: Send chain messages
Sending the same message to several people, regardless of whether you have them in your message list or not, is a reason for account banning. This is mainly due to the problems that WhatsApp has suffered over the past few years thanks to chain messages and is currently considered spam delivery.
Although banning for sending the same message to several people on your list leads to a temporary check, it is better to avoid these problems. That is why if you need to send the same message to several people it is imperative that you use the "Broadcast list" option of WhatsApp. If you do not know how to use this tool, do not worry, we will explain it in the following article.
Reason 3: Receive many blocks from WhatsApp users
Not everyone can be popular and get along with everyone, but if you receive many crashes from users of the courier service in no time, your account will be banned.
This is because when a user receives a massive lock on WhatsApp, the company receives an alert about possible fraudulent activity by the user.
We recommend that to avoid this type of situation, you only communicate with acquaintances or people that you have stored in your contact list. If someone or several people have blocked you, do not worry, WhatsApp is aware that it is a common situation. It will only apply a penalty when the number is strangely high and in a very short space of time.
Reason 4: You have created many WhatsApp groups with strangers
The groups WhatsApp are already a classic. We have them of all kinds, of lifelong friends, family, work colleagues ... While the WhatsApp groups you have created are among people in your contact list you will not have any problem but if you start creating groups in an uncontrolled way with people that is not in your contact list, WhatsApp will suspect fraudulent activity.
If you are one of those who create groups often, you should only worry if you usually create them with people you don't know or don't have stored on your phone. To avoid problems, first add your friends' numbers to your mobile and then create the WhatsApp group.
Reason 5: Violate WhatsApp terms and conditions
The easiest way to receive a penalty ends your WhatsApp account is to violate its terms and conditions of service. Among its main rules are not sending spam, fake news, harassing other users or sending obscene and defamatory content to other users.
Another very common reason that leads to violating the terms of WhatsApp is not to use the official application of the company. So, if you do not want to lose your account it is best to stay away from apps like WhatsApp Plus or Scheduler for WhatsApp.
How to know if my WhatsApp account has been banned
If you receive a block from WhatsApp you will receive the following message every time you open the application “Your phone number is not authorized to use our service. Contact support for help.” In these types of cases it is best to contact the company and request a review of your case by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the steps in the following article.
We hope this article helps you to avoid blocking your WhatsApp account.