WhatsApp, tricks to avoid getting banned

If you don't behave, WhatsApp might deactivate your profile without any warning. Here are some tricks to avoid being banned on WhatsApp

Maybe you don't know it but even on WhatsApp you could be banned: your account, that is, could be deactivated "ex officio" by the platform and you might not be able to use, from one day to another, the most famous and most popular instant messaging application in the world.

This is because WhatsApp has implemented increasingly stringent rules and policies to protect its users from annoying or dangerous behavior by those who use the platform for purposes or in ways that are not entirely legitimate. In short, even on WhatsApp there is to follow a precise netiquette, necessary to maintain order and fairness within a platform that now has more than 1.5 billion monthly users (and seems to be rapidly moving towards two billion). As you will see, these are pretty simple rules to follow, and they will allow you to avoid being banned from WhatsApp and thus losing chats and photos sent to your friends.

Beware of the law

Among these behaviors, the first, as you can easily imagine, is to send messages that do not comply with the law: messages containing child pornography images or videos, violent, containing threats, obscenities or various defamations or inviting you to commit a crime. Even activating fake profiles or stealing the identity of other users is prohibited by WhatsApp (and in some cases even by law). It is also forbidden to send viruses or phishing content, or to send too many messages to a phone number that is not among your contacts (typical practice of advertising spam). It is also forbidden to use WhatsApp Plus, an application that has nothing to do with the original WhatsApp or the Facebook Group and steals images, videos and contacts saved on the smartphone.

Beware of WhatsApp usage policy

There is also the possibility of being reported by one or more contacts with whom we have been messaging. In this case, if the reports become numerous, WhatsApp may decide to ban us by deactivating our account. If WhatsApp detects that you are trying to hack into its servers, to spy on someone or gather illegal information, it will ban you. If you are trying to modify WhatsApp's code, you will be banned. In short, the behaviors considered illegal are really many and be banned is no longer a hypothesis so unrealistic. On the other hand, WhatsApp is now widespread and there are many who use it for purposes that are not very lawful.

Beware of chain letters

It is more than normal that the platform is looking for new ways to protect itself, even before its users: if too many users receive annoying or dangerous messages it is very likely that, sooner or later, there will be a mass migration to other platforms. Like Telegram, for example, which also has the advantage of being able to be used very easily from PC as well as from smartphones. Among the "extreme protection measures" put in place by WhatsApp that we can mention there is certainly the one in force on Indian territory: here WhatsApp, in accordance with the suggestions of the Government, has decided to limit the forwarding of a message to a maximum of 5 chats at the same time. A measure made necessary to limit the sending of spam messages to thousands of contacts.