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WhatsApp Users Could Face a Permanent Ban for Doing This

WhatsApp users who claim to have faced a permanent ban for seemingly no fault of their own have shared their experience to caution other viewers from making the same mistake

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.

69 comments

  1. Mj43

    Hi a 2-3 Months Ago my Whatsapp is banned Cause i and 2 other freind Make Group just for fun. And one of Freind Send Porn Of child He got fom another Group then We just Changing Profile Picture Of Nudes And We Enjoying that Whatsapp Not banning this But After 3-4 Minute my account is automatically logged out and When i try to login it says Your account is permanently banned. And after one day my 2 Freind account is banned but the the weired thing is 3 Freind didn’t get banned the person who just send child pornography video. So i just send Email to whatsapp for being sorry and never do that again it is just for fun purpose. But they replied negetive then i send about 14-15 emails in 2-3 months and suddenly one day i think to log in and voila It is just Logged in i am so happy that i get it back i also tell to my 2nd Freind even his Number is unbanned and he didn’t even send any emails to WhatsApp.. so it is not permanent ban…it is temporary
    Okay thanks For reading this wish You helped by this

    • Vijay

      Yes bro, My whatsapp number also cloaked as a same reason. What I have to don’t know, I am sorry about this issue. But this is not my fault.

  2. Shantanu shah

    My friend’s number also has been blocked permanently. He even don’t know why. No response from whatsapp support.

  3. Rithik Rameshan

    If the whatsapp can see a group name change….does that means they are viewing all of aur activities…..what about our privacy??

    • Rita

      Hi, the mesSages are end-to-end encrypted. They cannot see that. But WhatsApp AI algorithm is able to caregorise harmful group names

  4. Tariq

    I received a similar message about being banned from WhatsApp. I tried sending emails to their support email address to revoke the ban since I do not believe i have done anything that violates any of their policies. All I recieved from them is an email stating “We have received large number of complaints about your number and have decided to keep it banned” they won’t disclose anymore details.
    I am an average user with no wrong doings, I still do not believe someone reported me but cannot help ut.

  5. Akhil

    Thanks for your message.

    We understand you’re currently unable to access WhatsApp and are working diligently to answer your request. We appreciate your patience and will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, please read this article.

    — 
    WhatsApp Support Team

    Take a look at our Help Center!

  6. Vasu A H

    One of my colleague in Marketing using a spare sim number, sent invitations of a trade show to 60 of his contacts.

    Whatsapp blocked that number immediately though it was a Whatsapp Business profile.

    He sent a request to un-ban. Ban was revoked after 3 or 4 days.

  7. Qamar Ali

    I mistakenly joined a group from link send by my one friend and then my number banned how can i recover my files chats and my number unbanned kindly do me a favour that is my official and main number i lost many contacts aftrr that

  8. halfpint

    “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!

  9. Moonlite

    I accidentally joined a group via a link sent in group and it turned out the group members.. I was planning to leave the group and report it but I guess one group member who also complained about this did it before me and the next thing I remember my number was banned.. please help me unban my official number used for business purposes

  10. Mieyebo Festus

    Please i login into my whatsap and I got a message telling me my number is banned from using whatsap
    Please someone should help me out

  11. Ravikant

    Please suggrst my whatsapp also banned since last 3 days, i have sent many email to support team but there is no feedback given their side..
    What Can I do.. Its temperory or permanently ..I can’nt understad that service by whatsapp

  12. Musthafa. Mohd

    Hello Team,I don’t know why this number got banned my phone was in hands of my kid and i think he messed it with my whatsapp please unban it asap as there are very important chatsmy number is Thanks in advance

  13. Mohsin

    On June 17, 2020 @ 11:55pm when i opened my whatsapp, it suddenly said “Your number is banned from using Whatsapp”. The reason was obviously the same, changing of a Group name to “Child Pornography”. I emailed the support and they replied the following one after the other through their AI system:
    1: We understand you’re currently unable to access WhatsApp and are working diligently to answer your request. We appreciate your patience and will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, please read this article.”
    2: “We have received large number of complaints about your number and have decided to keep it banned”

    After a month on 19th or 20th July they removed my DP and other info of my number (as i kept checking it from my other account). Usually (as per online shared user experience) Whatsapp has been doing this Deleting stuff in 3 to 4 days after banning permanently, but this time they took a month and 3, 4 days.

    Hopefully, i ‘ll be back on Whatsapp in a month or 2. Its a very hectic problem and caused me stress for full 10 to 20 days as that is my primary number and i have to explain everyone that why my number is banned from using WhatsApp.

    Suggestion: WhatsApp has hanged its ToSs but didn’t inform its users about it. WhatsApp must send a notification for the users to read updated T&Cs.

  14. Josephine Varip

    My number was banned without a reason,never use what’s app before and this was my first time and was surprised to know that my number was banned

  15. Zaro afridi

    I am facing the similar problem as well , one of my friend shared the link and I just added on that last night, within 24 hours I banned I really don’t know why … Kindly solve my problem and unbanned my WhatsApp because I have very important files and University links . Thanks

  16. Punit singh

    Why my nob been banned .please remove the issue because it’s my main nob so please do something please sir.

    Thankyou

  17. Jjumba Richard

    And i dont known how to solve this problem because whatsapp helping me to study during this Coronavirus period, please sir/madam help me and unbanned my whatsapp number , thank you.

  18. ABDUL WAHID SHAIKH

    Yes i have also same problem one of my friend changed group name as child @#$$ and then it happened.please suggest me how to unban my accout it is my primary no.

  19. ABDUL WAHID SHAIKH

    Yes i have also same problem one of my friend changed group name then it happened.please suggest me how to unban my accout it is my primary no.

  20. Johnkiuna

    My Phone number is banned from using WhastApp please help me to get back to my account
    Am sorry if anything wrong happened

  21. Sonu yadav

    Hello sir I am not able to open my whatsapp I’d when I am trying to longin my id through otp a message box is showing your whatsapp I’d is ban please help me to login my whatsapp id number

  22. Abdelrahman

    Hello whatsapp support team

    My whatsapp was hacked by someone asked me the code by phishing to verify my account and the hacker put my number on unethical group and now I can’t access my whatsapp , please I need to disconnect any devices and link it back to my number , I have my device and my SIM card , thank you

  23. jamshaidafridfi

    If anyone wants to unban the WhatsApp No.I am here, you can contact me on my email. I will steal your money, scam you and then run away

  24. Chiakwa Uzoamaka Juliet

    Please my WhatsApp number was banned,it could be because i ignorantly put two steps verification number instead of the 6 digit code sent to my number.
    Please am sorry, unbanned my number.

  25. NILAM BHUYAN

    Anybody banned my whatsapp on my mobile number today before 3hours,so please urgently i want my whatsapp to continue or unbanned

  26. Mandeep

    Hi my whatsapp account is banned even i sent 5to 6 email to the support team pleaee help me to get my account back

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