WhatsApp is more than just a messaging app; It has become an integral part of our daily lives.
But, did you know that there are certain actions that could lead you to be banned from this platform? Pay attention so you don’t get a surprise.
What is a ban?
For those unfamiliar with the term, a ban means your account is deleted, you are left without service, and if it is permanent, you cannot use it again.
It’s not something that only happens in video games or online forums; It can also happen to you on WhatsApp.
Common reasons for being banned
Using unofficial applications
Using unofficial apps like WhatsApp Plus can result in a ban. These applications can compromise your security and privacy.
Create too many groups
Creating many groups, especially with people who do not have the administrator on their agenda, can lead to sanctions. WhatsApp seeks to prevent spam and abuse.
Send messages to third parties
Constantly sending messages to people outside your contacts can be considered spam, leading to action against you.
Copy and send the same message
Copying and pasting the same message can often be detected as spam, leading to problems with your account.
Blocks and suspicious actions
If too many users block your number or your account is suspected of criminal activity, you may be banned.
Heavy usage and third-party applications
Heavy use of the app or persistent use of a third-party version may lead to a permanent ban.
Misuse of broadcast lists
Sending too many messages through a distribution list can lead to a temporary suspension.
Many people have blocked you
If you are blocked by many people in a short period of time, the system may block you.
Fraudulent account use
Using the account for criminal actions or attempting to scam someone may result in a ban.
Intensive use of WhatsApp
Using WhatsApp for a long time each day, especially with automated messages, can be problematic.
Use of bots
Bots can be banned since the system understands them as accounts dedicated to spam.
New features and improvements
WhatsApp not only cares about keeping the platform secure, but also works on improving and adding new features.
For example, the new group voice chats feature and improved missed call display are examples of how the app continues to evolve.
Technology advances and with it, the rules and regulations that govern it. What is a common practice today may be grounds for sanctions tomorrow.
The key is to be informed and adapt to the new regulations, understanding that these exist to protect users and maintain the quality of the service.