Overstepping these 5 strict rules can lead your WhatsApp account to be banned. Know what you should avoid doing.
Automated or bulk messages
Your WhatsApp account can be banned if you do bulk messaging. WhatsApp clearly warns against that by saying, “Don’t bulk message, auto-message, or auto-dial using WhatsApp”. Bulk messages are usually a red flag suggesting that a fraudster is trying to operate a scam. WhatsApp also uses machine learning technology and reports from WhatsApp users to learn and ban these accounts that send bulk or automated messages.
If your account reported multiple times
Your WhatsApp account can be banned if people simply report you multiple times. This is something that can get a lot of people in trouble without their even being aware of it. So, be careful about how you interact with anyone on WhatsApp. Also, contacting people even after they ask you to stop messaging them can block your account.
For sharing contact lists without consent!
Though, that’s a basic rule, don’t share anyone’s information without their consent. That applies to WhatsApp too. Meta-owned platforms suggest not to share numbers without consent or use data obtained from illicit sources to message users.
Frequent use of broadcast messages
Using a broadcast list? Then mind that messages sent using a broadcast list will only be received when users have added your phone number to their contact list. And the frequent use of broadcast messages may lead people to report your messages which can further lead to your WhatsApp account ban.
Extracting personal information
You should avoid extracting information from WhatsApp at scale, using an automated or manual tool. Acquiring information from contacts such as phone numbers, contact profile pictures, and shared statuses from WhatsApp violates the Terms of Service of the company. This can ultimately block your account too.