How can you avoid accidentally having your WhatsApp Account Banned?

Do you mistakenly send out an excessive number of good morning messages to your friends, forward unverified information you believe to be useful or make excessive use of WhatsApp’s broadcast lists? 

Despite their good intentions, these individuals run the risk of having their accounts blocked if they engage in behavior that is against the terms of service of the firm, such as spamming, committing fraud, or endangering the safety of other WhatsApp users.

Learn how to avoid getting your WhatsApp account banned by following these simple tips and best practices. By staying within WhatsApp’s terms of service and avoiding certain behaviors, you can keep your account safe and  avoid accidental bans.

Steps to take if WhatsApp has blocked your phone number

When you start WhatsApp, you’ll get the notice “This account is not permitted to use WhatsApp” if your account has been blocked. 

When we suspect an account behavior is against our Terms of Service, such as when it involves spam, fraud, or endangers the safety of WhatsApp users, we ban the account

Send us an email or select Ask a Review in the app if you think your account was unjustly banned, and we’ll look into it. 

As soon as we’ve finished our review, we’ll get back to you. 

You will be required to input a 6-digit registration number that was sent to you through SMS when you ask for a review of the app. 

After entering it, you’ll be able to add details to back up your claim and submit your request for a review. 

What behaviors are not permitted on WhatsApp and why 

WhatsApp has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to spammers and any kind of use of the platform that indicates sending offensive, harmful, bothersome, or simply uninvited messages, such as unjustified, aggressive marketing. 

The first cause behind this policy is that consumers expect WhatsApp to be a secure and personal space and, by scaring away their users, spammers spoil their most valuable asset. 

Their product simply lacks attraction and legitimacy if they lose their users.

Did you get banned for using our platform?

No, although WhatsApp officially discourages the use of third-party tools and also has a list of alternative apps in their FAQ that they recommend users avoid (GB WhatsApp and In reality, WhatsApp Plus) doesn’t and can’t ban you for utilizing an unauthorized tool.

As previously mentioned, it’s not the means but rather the kind of use that will lead a user to a ban.

Behaviors that most likely cause a ban

  • Only trustworthy websites, such as the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, should be used to download WhatsApp. A WhatsApp ban is the result of using mod applications.
  • Prior to adding a contact to a group, authorization must be obtained. The policy is broken if you add an arbitrary number to a group.
  • WhatsApp may block users who send promotional messages to unidentified numbers.
  • A WhatsApp ban may be permanent if you send vulgar or unlawful messages or participate in illegal groups.

What to do if your account is banned

To start with, we’re sorry but there is nothing we can do to assist you. The matter can only be resolved by contacting WhatsApp’s official support.

If your appeal is rejected but you still want to utilize our service, you can get a new number and start a new WhatsApp account. 

If you require help to modify the number on your device, please refer to this post.

However, keep in mind that WhatsApp has tools to link your old account with your new one, including your phone’s IMEI, IP, name, email, and more. Please ensure that:

  • You don’t engage in the same actions that got you banned.
  • If it’s possible, you swap out the actual phone.
  • The personal data is changed by you.

So, is sending numerous messages at once totally prohibited?

Actually, there are a number of acceptable case uses that call for sending many messages at once without directly violating WhatsApp’s terms of service. 

However, we firmly advise that you consider all of the aforementioned factors and exercise the following cautions:

  • Send communications solely to those who request them.
  • Send messages solely to people you already have in your contact list, particularly people who have your number saved in their phone book.
  • Give clients a simple and obvious mechanism to opt-out whenever they change their minds about subscribing to alerts or promotions for which they voluntarily opt-in. Out of pure laziness, some people who subscribe to notifications just block the sender. Ensure that they can easily unsubscribe.
  • Allow the customer to start the conversation whenever feasible.
  • Don’t send messages more frequently than necessary.
  • Gradually increase the number of messages sent at once.
  • Make sure your messages don’t contain anything that can irritate or offend your audience.
  • Use an existing account as opposed to opening a new one.
  • To appear as human as possible, personalize and incorporate details like the recipient’s name into your messages.

I should specifically mention marketing. Why it’s not a good idea to use WhatsApp for aggressive, indiscriminate marketing

It’s not the ideal marketing technique to send many messages to many individuals at once, especially if the advertising is unsolicited, especially on WhatsApp. You don’t want to irritate your consumers since you desire their support.

WhatsApp marketing is like a hug: if it’s acceptable and expected, it might be wonderful to receive, but if not, it’s just violence. 

Avoid using aggression toward your current or prospective consumers.

Last but not least, a WhatsApp user should try to avoid mass data extraction from WhatsApp using either an automatic or manual method. 

According to the firm, this method of obtaining user data, such as phone numbers, profile images, and status updates from WhatsApp, is against our Terms of Service

Read More: WhatsApp Bot for India: A Beginner’s Guide

About Neilu Mittal

Marketing Manager at Yugasa Software Labs
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