WhatsApp has become a part of everyday life and an indispensable tool for billions of users across the world. According to Statista, the Facebook-owned free messaging app has over 1.5 billion monthly active users on its platform. The app is used for business as well as personal purposes. However, getting banned from WhatsApp seems to be easier than one thought.
Users on Reddit, which is a popular American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website, have stated 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.”
“Hi! I was permanently banned from Whatsapp because one guy changed the university’s name group to “Childs Pornography” and now the entire group is banned. We tried to contact support but all we receive are automatic responses that say we violated the rules. Obviously we did nothing wrong. How can I unban the account? Thanks in advance!,” says a user on Reddit.
A similar post has been shared by another user on Reddit as well. “Well, one of my “friends change the WhatsApp name group to chld prn to suspend our accounts, it was a joke. The thing is I’m planning to change my number to avoid the ban. I already tried contacting support… My question is, can I restore my old save files from WhatsApp or I’m going to be banned again?”
This problem seems to impact only old users who have been part of a group for a long time, as WhatsApp is able to detect when a new user is added to a spammy group. Nevertheless, WABetaInfo says that one way to avoid this ban is by enabling the following settings: Group Info > Admin Settings > Edit Group Info > Select Only Admin.
Enabling the above-mentioned settings can ensure that only the person designated as the Admin will be able to make the changes, and mischievous elements in a group will not be able to do anything that can risk getting everybody banned.
We would like to ask our viewers, have you or anyone you know faced a similar circumstance while using WhatsApp? Do let us know in the comment slot below.