WHATSAPP will ban users if they fall foul of the service’s strict rules.
The problem is, most people aren’t even aware of what the dos and don’ts are exactly.
Sure, knowingly sending a virus or scam is a pretty obvious way to be thrown off the platform.
But sometimes things you might consider innocent may actually be breaking the rules.
You’ll know you’ve been banned from WhatsApp if a message appears, saying: “Your phone number is banned from using WhatsApp. Contact support for help.”
To avoid this fate, here are some things you should steer clear of.
1. Getting on too many people’s nerves
It goes without saying, if you’re a pain to too many people this could effectively result in you being banned.
If you go far enough to the point of driving other users to report you, you’re going to start raising WhatsApp’s attention for all the wrong reasons.
So maybe lay off the annoying spam messages in countless groups.
2. Using unofficial versions of WhatsApp
There are a number of copycat WhatsApp apps that use the same system, such as GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus.
But WhatsApp bosses do not want you using these unofficial clones.
If they detect that you’re using anything but the real thing, it will get you banned.
3. Sending hoaxes
We all like a laugh but there are limits.
Spreading fake news and hoaxes is a big no-no.
So if you’re caught doing this – and ultimately reported for it – you risk being banned.
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