WhatsApp is used by millions of people all over the world, but not everyone uses it for the same reasons. Some use it to communicate with family and friends, while others use it for reasons that get their accounts suspended.
There are various reasons why WhatsApp suspends an account. If your account is suspended, you will not be able to access your account and talk to your contacts.
Using an Unofficial App
One of the reasons you might be banned is that you are using a non-official app such as WhatsApp Plus. Users who have been banned because they used this app get a message stating that WhatsApp Plus is an app that was not developed by WhatsApp and that it contains a source code that WhatsApp can’t label as safe. WhatsApp also wants you to use their original app and not an unauthorized duplicate.
WhatsApp also warns that with WhatsApp Plus your information is being passed to third parties without your permission. WhatsApp doesn’t want you using this app because it doesn’t consider it safe for you to use.
Sending Too Many Messages to Users That Don’t Have You as a Contact
Another reason to be banned is because you sent too many messages to others who don’t have you in their contacts. In short, you are spamming others. It would be a good idea to have the people you send messages to put you in their contacts.
Getting Blocked by Too Many Users
Another reason you could be banned from WhatsApp is that you are getting blocked too many times by other users in a short amount of time. If you don’t want to get banned, play nice and stop spamming others.
Creating Too Many Groups and Adding People You Don’t Know
Limiting yourself on how many groups you create is a good idea since creating too many of them and adding people you don’t know can also get you banned. If you ever need to send the same message to a lot of people, use “Broadcast List” because if you use the Copy and Paste method you will get banned.
How to Create and Edit a Broadcast List
If you are not familiar with the Broadcast List feature, with this handy tool you can send a message to various friends simultaneously.
To create a Broadcast List, follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp
- Tap on the Menu button (depending on your device it will either be on the right or left of the home button)
- Select “Create Broadcast”
- Create your message
If you want to edit your Broadcast List:
- Open the Broadcast List
- Select the (i) button on the list you wish to edit
- Once at the Info Screen for the list, choose whether you want to change the name of your Broadcast List or add or remove people from the list by tapping on Edit list.
Using WhatsApp to Advertise Your Product/Blog
If there is something you want to advertise, using WhatsApp to get publicity is the wrong way to go. If you use WhatsApp for advertisement purposes, that will only end up with you being banned. There are plenty of other ways you can promote you product or blog.
As soon as WhatsApp starts noticing unusual activity, it automatically suspends that account. If you happen to be in that situation, keep reading to discover how you can recover your suspended WhatsApp account.
Recover Your Suspended WhatsApp Account
To activate your suspended WhatsApp account, you will need to communicate with the messaging service through email. Send the email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” and include your phone number and your country’s prefix. For example, if you live in the United States you will need to add 011.
Don’t forget to include the model of your phone and explain that you think you have done nothing wrong (hopefully you haven’t, at least on purpose).
Now that you know what can get you banned from WhatsApp, you can avoid such activity. What kind of other things should get you banned from WhatsApp? Let us now in the comments.