Apparently, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world with over 1.2 billion users all over the world and more than 250 million just in India. From official communication to chatting with friends and family, Whatsapp has become the tool that millions of people across the world. However, it is also important not to misuse this messaging platform as it may result in your account getting suspended or even banned. Such users who try to misuse must also know that your WhatsApp account can be blocked or banned without you being informed or notified about it.
If you don't know some of the important rules of the messaging platform. So we have listed 10 things you must know that may lead to you getting banned from WhatsApp.
2 Sending illegal, obscene, defamatory or threatening messages
As per WhatsApp's terms and conditions, users can be banned for sending "illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, harassing, hateful ... messages".
3 Messages promoting violent crimes too can get you banned by WhatsApp
Users promoting violence, crimes can get you banned on the messaging platform
4 Creating a fake account of someone
The messaging platform will also ban users from WhatsApp if they try to create fake accounts representing someone else "impersonating someone".
5 Sending too many messages to users who are not on your contact list
As per WhatsApp's terms and conditions, users are not allowed to send messages to an unknown person and nowadays the messaging platform gives an option to block whenever a message from a new user is received. If a user sends bulk messages to the unknown person it may lead to getting banned or suspened from the messaging platform.
6 Try to alter or modify WhatsApp app code
If any user tries to play with or tweak WhatsApp app's code, the company will ban such users as it clearly mentions in their terms and conditions.
7 Use WhatsApp to send viruses or malware to other users
Whatsapp strictly prohibits sending viruses or malware to other users. Any user trying to do can get banned from the messging platform
8 Try to hack WhatsApp servers or to spy on someone
Users may also lose their WhatsApp account if they try to hack WhatsApp servers or try to collect information about other users illegally.
9 Using WhatsApp Plus
Whatsapp never recommends third-party apps and for safety issues the company bans users using apps like Whatsapp Plus
10 Getting blocked by sveral users
The company also removes users who keep on getting blocked by several users within a short period.
11 Other users reporting against you
WhatsApp also allows its users to report contacts individually or from a group and if WhatsApp finds ther complaint legit, it holds the right to deactivate your account.