WhatsApp: warning over mistakes that could get users banned

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WhatsApp has warned that it will ban users if they break the service’s rules, but many people don’t know what the rules are.

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Aside from the obvious knowingly sent scams, there are a few things that users should avoid.

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What to avoid on WhatsApp

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Send lots of messages

Bulk messaging, where one person or organization sends a large batch of the same messages to many phones, may result in you being banned from the app.

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This is usually part of a scam, so WhatsApp is wary of these types of messages.

But it can also happen when too many people report you for your constant messaging.

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Using unofficial versions of WhatsApp

WhatsApp has several clone versions of the app, such as GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus.

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If the app detects that you are using these fake versions, you will be banned from the real version.

Whether it’s a hoax, sending fake messages and hoaxes that will get you reported will get you banned.

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WhatsApp can suspend your account if you allegedly impersonate other people to extract information.

How do you know if you have been banned from WhatsApp?

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WhatsApp sends a notification stating: “Your phone number is blocked from using WhatsApp. Contact support for assistance.”

WhatsApp said it suspends accounts “if we believe account activity violates our Terms of Service.”

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The WhatsApp website reads: “Please remember that we may not issue a warning before suspending your account. If you think your account has been accidentally suspended, please email us and we’ll review your case.”

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