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Here’s How to Activate a Banned WhatsApp Number

WhatsApp can temporarily or permanently ban mobile numbers of users who violate the free messaging app's terms of service

WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular apps that is being used by billions of users across the world. The free messaging platform is used for send messages, making audio and video calls by as many as 300 million daily active users according to a report on 99Firms.

However, not many users realize that the app has certain ‘Terms of Service’, which require to be followed failing which  accounts may face a temporary or permanent ban. Nevertheless, there are steps that can be taken to revoke the ban.

How to Know if WhatsApp Account is Banned?

Accounts that get banned receive the following message on the platform: “Your phone number is banned from using WhatsApp. Contact support for help.” The platform usually does not issue any warning before banning an account. A temporary ban is usually indicated with a timer that displays the length of the ban, and a permanent ban can only be used for contacting support.

How to Activate a Banned WhatsApp Number

Temporary WhatsApp bans can most likely be reversed, and are handed out to users who install unsupported version of the app instead of the official one. Third party apps such as WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, an so on are not supported by the Facebook owned platform as their security practices cannot be validated.

Temporary ban is generally revoked for users who switch from these apps to the official app failing which the user may face a permanent ban. Users  can even backup their chat history on third part apps while migrating to the official app by taking the following measures:

  1. In GB WhatsApp, tap More options > Chats > Back up chats.
  2. Go to Phone Settings > tap Storage > Files.
  3. Find the folder GB WhatsApp and tap and hold to select it.
  4. In the upper right corner tap More > Rename and rename the folder to “WhatsApp”.
  5. Download the official app, and then press Restore >Next on the back up found screen.

As far as the WhatsApp Plus app goes, user chat history if previously saved, should automatically transfer to the official WhatsApp app.

Permanent Ban WhatsApp Ban Could be Irreversible

A permanent ban could be irreversible, unless a user is banned by mistake. The only option a user has upon facing permanent ban is to write to contact support stating valid reasons as to why their account must be unbanned.

Users on Reddit recently reported that being a part of a group proved to be expensive for them when one of the members of the group changed the name of the group to “Child Pornography.” This problem seems to impact only old users who have been part of a group for a long time, as the platform is able to detect when a new user is added to a spammy group. However, such activities on the messaging platform are likely to make the platform hand users an irreversible ban.

55 comments

  1. Anmol pandey

    My WhatsApp number has been banned . I will not misuse WhatsApp features.please unbanned my WhatsApp number.i won’t do it again thank

  2. Jawad Ahmad

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    My whatsapp account has been banned. please return my account. my side no mistake some friends report my account.. please undestand and solve my problem..

    Thank you,

  3. SymplyChirpy

    Respect from me to you sir/ma
    My whatsap number was hacked by an unknown person,was trying to get my number back and I found out that my number has been banned😭
    Please sir/ma …i need my number back please,i need it back now more than ever please 😭😭😭😭😭

  4. Vivek kuamr

    Respect from me to you sir/ma
    My whatsap number was hacked by an unknown person,was trying to get my number back and I found out that my number has been banned
    Please sir/ma …i need my number back please,i need it back now more than ever please

  5. Nidhi Kumari

    Hi sir my WhatsApp Messenger before on the phone number, please sir, my WhatsApp number has been discontinued. Please turn on my WhatsApp number

  6. Vivek swarnkar

    Respect from me to you sir/ma
    My whatsap number was hacked by an unknown person,was trying to get my number back and I found out that my number has been banned
    Please sir/ma …i need my number back please,i need it back now more than ever please

  7. Jawad Ahmad

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    My whatsapp account has been banned. please return my account. my side no mistake some friends report my account.. please undestand and solve my problem..

    Thank you,

  8. Zoë

    I just got a new phone after losing the old one
    The sim card came along with the phone but the number evidently had a previous owner
    In SA if a number had not be used for an extended period of time it is recycled
    I just activated my WhatsApp and now it is says I am banned
    I haven’t even began using it yet
    Please help

  9. Veitor mankge

    My watsapp number has banned ,plz activate my number..my old phone is broken so m using a new phone so it says my number is banned

  10. Rajashekar

    Please my WhatsApp account number is banned please on my WhatsApp account number please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  11. Ravichelluru

    my whatsapp account is banned ….why i don’t know reason …please solve my problem …..my request ….thank you

  12. Ravichelluru

    my whatsapp account is banned ….please solve my problem ..as soon as possible …my whatsapp number please activate it….thanks..!

  13. sant ram

    Banned it may real and personal number. Please unbanned may number.i request you to so sir please turn it on agesin

  14. onyii

    pls my whatsapp is harked by someone else and the person is using my account now nd i can’t aaccess my whatsapp again pls help me

  15. Survivor kingsman

    Pls I know I misused my WhatsApp number and it was banned, pls I want to unbanned my WhatsApp number I will not mouse it again more thanks

  16. Mmunmun Mukherjee

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    My whatsapp account has been banned. please return my account. my side no mistake some group add me without my permission. If there is any unintentionally mistake, sorry for that,.. please undestand and solve my problem..

    Thank you,

  17. Mmunmun Mukherjee

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    My whatsapp account has been banned. please return my account. my side no mistake some friends report my account.. please undestand and solve my problem..

    Thank you,

  18. Happiness David bassey

    Plz sir/ ma ave not gone again the rules some people add me to a group I don’t even know. Most times I block them plz unbanned my number I might ave made mistake plz unbanned. It wount happens again 👏👏👏👏👏👏😭😭😭😭😭 help plz

  19. Happiness David bassey

    Plz sir / ma my number was banned from using watsapp. Plz if ave made mistakes plz forgive me and unbanned my watsapp line thank u

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