WhatsApp ban is a serious crack down on the social media platform against those that abuse their new policy . You may inadvertently be ban on WhatsApp. The new policy is against those who misuse the hugely popular chat app, more precisely those that spam others.
The WhatsApp Ban : Who Are Those Affected
The truth is the ban can affect anyone, it happen when you receive a message saying your account is “Temporarily banned” . If you are anyone that sents bulk message you will be ban. If you sent the same message to more than seven people within 10mins you will be ban from chatting. The Ban is however temporary and last for 15 mins for a first ban. The duration of ban can only get higher from there. You can read more on the new policy HERE.
Why The WhatsApp Ban?
Each day more than 65billion messages are sent on WhatsApp from the over 1.5bn people that use the Facebook-owned service.
But this was just a sneaky way to try and get WhatsApp users to send across personal information to cyber criminals.
And now WhatsApp are ramping up their efforts to stop those that use the chat app for illicit means.
WhatsApp have said they have “stepped up” their ability to identify accounts which “misuse” WhatsApp.
And as a result, this is helping them ban two million WhatsApp accounts every month.
WhatsApp have also said that from December 7 2019 they will consider taking legal action against those that send “bulk or automated” messages.
The Facebook-owned chat app, in an update to their FAQ page, added that they would not tolerate WhatsApp being used for spam messages.
Speaking to The Independent, a WhatsApp spokesperson added: “WhatsApp was designed for private messaging, so we’ve taken action to prevent bulk messaging and enforce limits on how WhatsApp can be used.
“We’ve also stepped up our ability to identify accounts that misuse WhatsApp, which helps us ban two million accounts globally per month.”
According to one source the crackdown should hopefully significantly reduce the amount of spam messages WhatsApp users get sent.
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In the update to their ‘unauthorised usage of WhatsApp’, the chat app said they’re “committed to reinforcing the private nature of our platform and keeping users safe from abuse”.
WhatsApp added they will use all resources at their disposal to stop abuse of its terms of service.
They said: “Beginning on December 7 2019, WhatsApp will take legal action against those we determine are engaged in or assisting others in abuse that violates our terms of service, such as automated or bulk messaging”.
Message That Can Get Ban Easily
WhatsApp said the hallmarks of these messages are:
• The sender claims to be affiliated with WhatsApp
• The message content includes instructions to forward the message
• The message claims you can avoid punishment, like account suspension, if you forward the message
• The message content includes a reward or gift from WhatsApp or another person
If you are sent a scam message WhatsApp advises “you to block the sender, disregard the message and delete it.”