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WhatsApp warns all 2 billion users that they could be BLOCKED for violating these 5 rules

If you break WhatsApp’s strict rules, you could be banned.

While things like cheating are an obvious way to throw yourself off the platform, there are some rules you may not know you are breaking.

Don't get blocked

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Here are five that could get you in hot water.

Too much reported

Nobody likes to be a nuisance, especially on WhatsApp.

Did you know that if too many people report you, moderators may remove you entirely?

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In a way, you can become a bit annoying and trick others into reporting you when you stop using the broadcast feature.

Reaching out to people you don’t know is another way to reach yourself clogged.

So it’s best to be respectful of others and not bombard them as this will draw attention.

impersonate someone

No, you must not impersonate anyone – even if you are trying to find out the truth about someone unfaithful example.

If you are caught creating a fake account with someone else’s photos, your number will be blocked.

Third Party Apps

WhatsApp just wants you to use the official app.

If you use a third party scam such as WhatsApp Plus or GBWhatsAppyour account risks getting banned.

Automated or Bulk Messages

Automated and bulk messages are usually a small warning sign that someone is trying to cheat.

Even if you’re doing this innocently, it’s probably best not to.

That’s because WhatsApp uses AI technology, as well as reports from other users, to detect and block accounts that send unsolicited automatic messages.

Not using WhatsApp enough

While not necessarily a ban, your WhatsApp account may be disabled or deleted if you don’t use it.

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However, the platform bosses do not say exactly how long.

The official rules simply say: “We may also deactivate or delete your account if it does not become active after account registration or remains inactive for an extended period of time.”

WhatsApp has more than 2 billion users

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