Don’t get Banned by Whatsapp

Getting banned by Whatsapp is worse. It is a Common app everyone is using currently. Unfortunately, not everyone knows that they can be blocked on WhatsApp. Well, your phone number can get banned from using WhatsApp when you engage in certain acts. Every social media platform has its policies which the people who register to use the platform must stick to the policies. When you go against the policies of any platform, apparently, you’ll be banned/restricted from using the platform. Such is the case with the popular WhatsApp messenger. Some users can be prohibited from using the instant messenger for some reasons, especially about the developers set policies.Stop Signal in Post

Why is WhatsApp banning accounts?

A lot of people are beginning to misuse the application. Now, people try to carry out malicious and spam activities using the platform, and this is affecting the reputation of the platform. Therefore, in a bid to regain people’s trust and curb these misuses, WhatsApp not moves to banning some users account and it impossible for them to reactivate and use the platform anymore using the banned mobile number unless they contact the support team.

It is quite evident that a lot of fake news we hear today all emancipated from WhatsApp spammers. This has made some people start looking for alternatives, and WhatsApp is trying to fix this up. Now, the company has released a report that it will be banning close to 2 million accounts every monthly.

This approached is believed to minimize the spread of misinformation, abuse, illegal porn, spam, and fake news on the platform – WhatsApp. Also, the company expressed that it will be fighting against spam automated behaviors and bulk messaging. “Regardless of the intent, automated and bulk messaging violates our terms of service, and one of our priorities is to prevent and stop this kind of abuse.” – WhatsApp.

Up to 2 Million WhatsApp accounts will go down every month; yours may be among!

Facebook-owned instant messenger, WhatsApp has over 2 billion active users worldwide. The platform is arguably the most used social media/instant messenger app. However, since it appears some people are trying to take advantage of this populous platform to explore their spam activities, the company is now making a move to ban up to 2 million accounts every month.

The company is bringing in some machine learning technologies which it will use to trace and monitor fake accounts or accounts that promote spam activities to ban them from accessing the platform. Although, humans will be 25% involved in the whole process of banning users WhatsApp account. The intelligent algorithms used by WhatsApp of recent are pretty much efficient in their result. Soon, fake WhatsApp accounts won’t be available on WhatsApp, and the place will be one of the safest instant messengers for everyone.

Whatsapp want People to Stay in their App

If Whatsapp didn’t handle the Spammers, People would slowly move to other messaging apps. The number of people using WhatsApp is desperately growing every day. Now, many 3rd party apps mimic the actions of the actual app. A lot of spammers are not trying to leverage on the free, end-to-encryption of WhatsApp messenger to exploit the fake news and do quite many other things. It is now, quite appalling that one can hardly stay for a whole day without receiving a random message. And mostly, the irrelevant message(s) come from casual users who you do not have their mobile number saved on your device.

This move from is pioneered by the parent owner of WhatsApp, Facebook. Hopefully, within a couple of months, after WhatsApp must have banned a huge million of fake accounts, most spammers exploiting the platform will no longer be available to leverage on the “freeness” of the platform. More official updates about this approach will still be released from the company, and we won’t hesitate to tell you about them.

However, at the moment, while the WhatsApp ban seems to be geared towards Indians due to the upcoming primary election coming up in the country, we will love to let you know that it applies to all users worldwide.

Why is ban very high in India?

However, it seems WhatsApp ban is very high on Indians. Within the space of three months, over 2 million WhatsApp accounts have been banned. WhatsApp said the reason why it banned those accounts is as a result of bulk or automated behaviors associated with the accounts. The number of prohibited WhatsApp accounts is on the increase every day in India.

Whenever Indians is getting close to running a primary election, there will be a considerable spam message from different numbers. Hence, the security sector of the company is trying to make sure that people do not engage in election malpractices using social media or instant messenger.

From statistics, over 200 million Indians are using the WhatsApp messenger; the country falls among the highest users of the application. WhatsApp is not only going to ban Indian users’ accounts but every account that goes against its strong policies.

What actions can lead to my WhatsApp account get banned?

Errm it is only when you engage with actions which are not in line with the WhatsApp policies that you’d get banned from using the platform. Some of the activities flagged by the company as violating actions include sending of bulk messages or automated messages. But, still, you can recover your account even after being banned; this works if you’re sure you never engaged in any of the actions flagged by the company as “illegal.”

Also, when you practice either of the below actions, your account may be banned too;

  • Creating a WhatsApp group and adding so many people who don’t have your number saved on their device

  • Installing a 3rd party WhatsApp app such as GB WhatsApp, WhatsApp plus, and the likes.

How WhatsApp ban users account

There are different ways through which WhatsApp detect and ban some users account; these ways include blocking at the point of registration, through your messages, and other people’s feedback.

During Registration

Usually, you will receive an SMS message or a phone call when trying to open a new WhatsApp account. Now, when you input a mobile number for verification of your new count, the intelligent WhatsApp algorithms check through the database to see if your network is tagged with any form of suspicious activity previously. The system will block your number right immediately; it detects traces of malicious engagements with the mobile number.

Block from the message

Just in case a spammer gracefully bypassed the registration process, this is another way WhatsApp bans its users. Via the intensity of a users’ activity, the company, WhatsApp can trace suspicious accounts. For example, using a WhatsApp account to send over 100 messages to different people in 15mins will attract a ban.

Other people’s feedback

Whatsapp Block Spam Screenshot

If a lot of other people have reported your number to be associated with fraud or spam, WhatsApp won’t hesitate to track down your account. Peoples feedback about your account is treated with the utmost care, especially now that the company is trying to sanitize the platform.

How to know your account has been banned

Once your WhatsApp account is banned, you won’t be able to access it anymore. Instead, you’ll see this message displayed on the window; “Your phone number is banned from using WhatsApp. Contact support for help.”

Temporarily banned from whatsapp

So, when you see a message such as the one above, it is quite unfortunate that your account has been blacklisted. All you need to do is to look for a way to un-ban/reactivate the account again. Or, else, you can get a new mobile number.

How to reactivate a banned WhatsApp account

Yes, it is pretty possible to get back your WhatsApp account if it is banned unjustly. All you need to do is to contact the WhatsApp support team and open a ticket for your account to be reactivated. Nevertheless, below are the likely ways through which you could get your account delisted from the blacklist.

Un-ban Temporarily Blocked account

If you have a timeline in your blocked Whatsapp. Don’t worry you will automatically unban from Wahstapp after the timeline expiry.

Un-ban Permanently Blocked account

Whatsapp contact us

You’d have to check out and identify the actual reason(s) why you got blacklisted, and the team at WhatsApp support center will scrutinize your request to see if your account should be reactivated. There may be a chance you can’t even open the app. During that time, you can contact them using the below ways.

Contact Whatsapp- Contact Official Site, Email ID- support@whatsapp.com

It takes about 48 hours for a banned WhatsApp account to be reactivated if the team is convinced with your reasons. On the other hand, if your appeal is not accepted, your account can never work again.

This is quite unfortunate, and because WhatsApp is becoming more aggressive on how users misuse the platform, the best way to avoid a ban is to stick to the right things. Over 2 million accounts will be banned every month, play safe so that yours won’t be among.

Tips for staying safe and avoid WhatsApp ban

  • Don’t send bulk messages

  • Don’t Install Third party Whatsapp clones.
  • For business purposes, always inform the 2nd person(s), your partners or clients to save your mobile number on their device. You can also use two Whatsapp accounts for Personal and official usage.

  • Don’t engage in sending automated messages

  • Make sure the news you’re broadcasting to people is legal and real; stay afar off from fake news

Finally, you may be lucky to get your account reactivated even after it is banned. Contact WhatsApp support team if your account is banned and request for reactivation submitting your reason(s).

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61 thoughts on “Don’t get Banned by Whatsapp

  1. Hi Team,

    My whats app banned without any reason.

    Please need your help. Pls request you unbanned my WhatsApp
    Number :

    • If you temporarily banned, you will unban automatically within the given period, or else you have to contact the Whatsapp support team, you may be required to submit valid ID proofs.

        • Don’t rush for the request. Wait for some days. Then Explain your Situation to the Whatsapp team. You should not use your mobile number for Marketing Purpose, and You should send messages to Unknown numbers.

  2. Whatsapp temporarily bans random number and waiting for the time period to end doesn’t solve anything. It just resets, but with even MORE waiting time. I tried contacting whatsapp team on their official link and elsewhere, but they never replied. I am led to believe whatsapp is being hacked and the team cannot fix anything.

    • The problem is your number may report by users more than two or three times per day. Don’t send Forwarded message to Random users. Your sender should have your number and added to their contacts. If they didn’t save your number and you keep sending messages, you will be in trouble.

  3. I have been banned today. I’m using WhatsApp plus before, so that’s why I’m banned. I have sent the email to the customer service, and they reply by saying.

    Hi,

    We have reason to believe your account activity has violated our Terms of Service and decided to keep your account banned. We received a large number of complaints about your account, and to protect our users’ privacy, we won’t disclose the nature of the complaints.

    Responses to this email thread won’t be read.

    ???

    • It may be due to you, forward a lot of messages to New Mobile Numbers. Request again in 2-3 Weeks. Don’t contact them too frequently. Mention, “You used Whatsapp Plus previously, and I don’t use apps like that again.”

      • Lol, I didn’t forward messages to new numbers?? Whatsapp is crazy I didn’t forward any to new numbers lol I’m just using WhatsApp plus before that’s it.

        • Leave it for some days. When you are making the request again, tell them due to some features I used Whatsapp plus. I won’t use it again. Most of the times It works. Whatsapp will penalize only Marketing users.

      • Lol, I didn’t forward any new messages to new mobile numbers???? I’m just using WhatsApp plus that’s it, and none was messaging chat to another person unique number. Why did they reply to me like that? They are sending the same responses with the same sentence over and over again same as I check with other person’s post on the internet about the WhatsApp Team replied to them it’s the same sentences lol. So how??? Plz

        • In Our opinion most of the requests will read by humans. So, I advise you to explain the situation clearly and attach the details like how many years, you are using, why this happened like that. Reply will be like same set of response. Because only in Specific cases, they Will Include some privacy details.

          • So what I need to reply to them? I also use Whatsapp plus and I woke up in the morning open my WhatsApp then it said my number got banned and I reinstall the WhatsApp plus and install the official one still got banned, and I have sent message to support that I apologize for mistakes and so on and always the same reply with responses to this email thread won’t be read. So any fastest solution sir? What the exact sentences I need to write to them?

          • First of all, accept what you did. And Make Apologies like a conversation in the request. Uninstall Whatsapp Plus. Don’t use that number in any modified version of Whatsapp. Install Whatsapp from Playstore, Sign in with your number and Make a request and Don’t use that number in Two Whatsapp. Only One Whatsapp and Request in 7 Days Interval. Don’t make too many requests.

  4. Whats app support mail me

    Your WhatsApp account has been banned because your activity violated our Terms of Service.

    Be aware that we ban accounts if we believe the account activity is in violation of our Terms of Service. Please review the “Acceptable use of our services” section in our Terms of Service carefully to learn more about the appropriate uses of WhatsApp and the activities that violate our Terms of Service.

    We might not issue a warning before banning your account. If you think your account was banned by mistake, please respond to this email and we’ll look into your case.

    Note: WhatsApp reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate service for any reason without prior notice, at our sole discretion.

    Arthur
    Now what can i do?

    • Did you get time notification or entirely banned?
      If you are entirely banned, you should give them a proper reason to recover. If you used a third-party app like Whatsapp Plus other than Whatsapp, you should remove and mention in the request.

  5. What’s app is crazy, I was banned, and even any number I use to create WhatsApp will be banned immediately why is it so, so I should not use WhatsApp with my Android anymore.

    • Maybe your mobile may get affected. Reset your mobile and Install Whatsapp from Play Store. Don’t Install from third party sites.

  6. 1st mail
    Hi,

    Your WhatsApp account has been banned because your activity violated our Terms of Service.
    Note: WhatsApp reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate service for any reason without prior notice, at our sole discretion.

    I asked which term violated

    reply from WhatsApp

    Hi,

    We have reason to believe your account activity has violated our Terms of Service and decided to keep your account banned. We received a large number of complaints about your account, and to protect our users’ privacy, we won’t disclose the nature of the claims.

    Responses to this email thread won’t be read.

    • It is purely advisory. We can’t guarantee the Unban. It depends on the Whatsapp Team.
      Did you use your number for any Commercial activity? Use Whatsapp Business for that. Don’t Send bulk messages to new numbers. If you did do this, Don’t use Whatsapp Plus or other modified version of Whatsapp.
      Leave it for 1-2 Week. When you make a request, mention the Details of you using your mobile number for contacting new numbers, and it is not on purpose.

    • Leave it for two weeks. Don’t contact them too frequently. Since you use your number for Business, Tell them When you reach your customers. Not used your number for Marketing. But, there is no guarantee. We can try our best.

    • Hi, Selva
      I hope you’re doing well.

      It’s been a month now; my number is banned by WhatsApp.
      I am using this number on WhatsApp for the last eight years.
      I want to unban my number on WhatsApp.

      This number is with everyone for networking and to be in contact.
      What should I do?

      • I feel sorry for you. Don’t send too many requests to the official team. When you get the warning, analyze what did you done wrong and mention to them in the request. Forwarding unwanted messages to the group and sending an anonymous message to others can lead you to ban. Avoid those things.

  7. Hi, bro Recently my WhatsApp number is banned, and I have a doubt that will my account be removed from WhatsApp I mean if so then will my number be automatically removed from my friends Whatsapp groups after 72 hrs as I checked through the internet????????????

      • bro looks like i got a permanent ban since there is no timer and i messaged them they said they want banned my account but it has been roughly 76 hrs i think soo now but my account is still visible in the groups bro i have not been removed and my friends are able to see me so at how much amount time will whatsapp remove me completely from thier application and in my friends groups that i have beeen?????

  8. Bro I had been permanent as I contacted them they said they want my WhatsApp account to be permanently banned, so its been around 78 hrs, but my banned WhatsApp account is still in friends groups bro so at how much amount of time my account will be removed from WhatsApp and in those groups?

  9. Hi Ganesh

    I have another case from all my WhatsApp account got banned on 19th May 2019, and after each month it’s getting open and when I am registering this number to WhatsApp it’s getting ban within 4-18 hours even though I am not using it and also when I am sending a mail to support team they clearly say that we have reasons to believe your account.

    I didn’t get the point what is the actual problem even though I have purchased a new phone to use this number but still, I am facing these issues.

    Now it’s 70 days over. Still, I didn’t get the reason, and I write each and everything politely to Whatsapp Team to understand my point, but they don’t care.

    Can you have any idea what’s the reason behind it?

    Your answer on this would be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Bhati

    • In the first case, I Thought Mobile is the problem. But you changed your mobile. So, The Problem is a Number. A lot of users may report it. You should wait for 2-3 Weeks and Write the request again. Don’t request during this period.

  10. My number was banned. All the things I was supposed to have violated, I have never done. I have never formed a group; I have never contacted anyone who doesn’t have my number. I only communicate with about five people and even then, not a daily basis. I was so surprised by the unfairness of the ban. I believe my US number may have been spoofed. I am afraid of changing my number because it is associated with so much, and I am not sure that WhatsApp won’t recognize my device and block that number too. What should I do?

    • Did you use any third-party apps like Whatsapp Plus? If you didn’t, Don’t contact them too frequently. Give some time, at least 1 Week. After that, mention the details. If you have the right reason, they will unban you.

    • Don’t rush for the request. If you used your mobile for marketing, the chance are less. But, If you used your Whatsapp number for private messages, you should give proper reasons and make request again.

  11. My number was banned twice within the space of 3 days. I bought another line, didn’t use it for a day and it was forbidden. What could be the cause, please?

      • Look my account is permanently banned from WhatsApp… So some people say WhatsApp will altogether remove my account after 72 hours of ban… Is it true??

  12. Hi, I got banned yesterday. I was in some groups. Today I exited out of most of them. I never shared any content, nor did I post in the groups, there were only two groups left to exit then my phone started to freeze. I switched off the wifi for a while; when I came back on, I find out I got banned, which is unfair, cause I never posted nor shared any content. I was trying to leave the groups.
    Please help

    • It wasn’t your Mistake. You have added into the group accidentally. Contact the Whatsapp team and tell about the actual situation. They will surely help you.

  13. My WhatsApp number. It was banned in the last five days.
    It was banned by mistake. We didn’t violate any terms & privacy of WhatsApp.

  14. Dear Sir,
    My whatsapp account has been banned. Please return my account. My side no mistake; some friends report my account.. please understand and solve my problem.
    Thank you.

    • Refer to the previous comment solutions, and Don’t rush for the Request. Mention what you have done wrong in the request. You should contact the official WhatsApp regarding this.

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