Reasons why WhatsApp may suspend your account and how to recover it
Although uncommon, the breach of whatsapp terms of service may mean the inability to use its services, or what amounts to the same, the suspension of your account, permanently or temporarily.
So there are different reasons why WhatsApp can close your account. Below, we are going to look at several of these reasons, which range from changing the phone app too many times in a row to using unofficial apps like GBWhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus. If this has ever happened to you, don’t worry, we’ll also tell you how you can recover your WhatsApp account once it’s blocked.
Why can your WhatsApp account be suspended?
account inactivity: If you don’t log in for four months, your account is deleted (like when someone dies). This “connection” involves having the application on a mobile connected to the Internet, it is not necessary to send messages to avoid closing.
Use of unofficial apps: Two popular examples of modified versions are WhatsApp Plus or GBWhatsApp. These apps usually protect the user from being “banned”, but if WhatsApp detects you’re using them, it can lead to account suspension (temporary at first, then, if you repeat, permanent). You also risk getting banned if you force-enable WhatsApp features with apps like WaTweaker or other methods.
Using tools to “spy”: here they would enter apps to download whatsapp statuses to apps that track when someone logs into whatsapp, something completely unethical. In practice, it is difficult for WhatsApp to identify you as a user of these applications because technically they are not linked to your account, but if so, it is grounds for blocking.
Suspicious activity and abuse of services: Performing repeated actions continuously may also cause a temporary crash. In fact, WhatsApp expressly prohibits “bulk messaging” and “auto-dial” to prevent spam. Within these actions would be, for example, the abuse of redirecting and broadcasting messages or the use of contact lists that you do not know.
User report: WhatsApp includes the report button for all users, so if you take actions that bother other people, they can report or block you. Reasons can be spam, fake news (fake news) or the violation of intellectual or industrial property rights. If more than one person reports or blocks you, WhatsApp will take action.
crime risk: If it finds signs of crime in your activity (such as pederasty), WhatsApp may suspend your account. Conversations that are unlawful, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, harassing, hateful, racist, or ethnically offensive, or that promote or encourage illegal or inappropriate behavior are not permitted. Be very careful with jokes here, as there have been cases of mass suspensions for “playing funny” with these topics.
Sending malware or phishing: Any malicious message you send via WhatsApp can lead to your account being terminated and this ranges from sending malware or viruses to phishing or identity theft.
How to Recover a Blocked WhatsApp Account
Suspending a WhatsApp account it’s usually temporary (as a punishment) and for several periods, which can range from a few hours to a few days. In these cases, you just have to solve the cause of the blocking (stop using an unofficial application, for example) and wait for the time limit so that your number is no longer blocked and you can access chats again .
However, if you repeat the offense or WhatsApp considers the reasons for the blocking to be serious, the account is suspended and the message appears “Your phone number is suspended on WhatsApp”. In this case, no need to wait, you will have to contact WhatsApp to “convince” them to return your account. You have three ways to do this:
From the contact form go to this page, fill out the form with your data and explain in the text field that your account has been suspended and you want it back.
Sending an email to support: open your email client and send an email to ‘[email protected]’ specifying your telephone number with its international prefix, detailing the manufacturer and model of your telephone and explaining that you wish to recover your account. Provide all the information you deem appropriate.
From the start of the application: If you try to reinstall your WhatsApp by entering your phone number, a notice will appear stating that the number is suspended. This review has a “Support” button, press it, fill in the data and submit the form.
Writing to support does not guarantee that they will lift your suspension, it will all depend on whether or not WhatsApp considers it appropriate to return your account. This verification process can take several days (usually no more than three), but if you find it’s taking too long, you can insist on one of three ways (or all of them).
If you still don’t get a response from WhatsApp, your account is likely suspended. was lost forever with all your chats, messages and files. You will need to register on the platform with a new phone number.