How to recover a banned WhatsApp account

How to recover a banned WhatsApp account

Has your WhatsApp account been suspended? Although it is not usual, it can happen. If this has happened to you don't despair: in this article we will explain the possible reasons behind your suspension, how to recover your account and the differences between a temporary and permanent suspension.

How to recover a temporarily suspended account?

The solution is simple if you see a message on the screen saying that your account has been temporarily suspended, followed by a timer. Typically when WhatsApp blocks you, it is if you have been using unofficial apps, such as WhatsApp Plus or GB WhatsApp. In this case, we recommend you return to the official version of the platform (before the timer reaches zero) if you do not want to see your account permanently blocked. Before ensuring you do not lose any of your conversations stored in ‘pirated’ apps, there are several simple steps to take.

To create a backup of GB WhatsApp, enter the application and follow the path More options > Chats > Backup. Then go to Phone Settings > Storage; Find the folder where the GB WhatsApp files are and change the name to "WhatsApp." You can uninstall the unofficial application, download the official version and restore the available backup.

If you have WhatsApp Plus, you can skip this step since the chat history is automatically transferred to the official version of the service. Delete Plus, download WhatsApp, and restore the backup.

How to recover a permanently suspended account?

If you get a message saying that your phone number is suspended on WhatsApp. Contact Support for help, the situation is a bit more complicated. This type of suspension is because you have violated WhatsApps terms of use.

The main reasons given for indefinitely blocking an account are related to:

  • Sending bulk, spam, and spam messages;
  • Abuse of annoying broadcast lists. They are considered annoying if the app receives numerous complaints from other users;
  • The use of illegal contact lists obtained illegally, such as, purchasing numbers;
  • Sharing prohibited content, such as messages that incite hatred or are racist, threats and harassment, etc.

If you have not used WhatsApp for any of these purposes, you can contact the application to ask why you have been blocked and ask to restore your account. To do this, write an email to the WhatsApp Support service explaining that this is an error and asking for reactivation. WhatsApp ensures that it examines case by case so as not to commit injustices, so if you have not breached its conditions of use, they may allow you to reuse your account.

How to avoid a WhatsApp suspension?

Although these are mostly common sense, we remind you of some basic guidelines to avoid having problems using the messaging service.

  • Be respectful of the people you communicate with through the app. When it comes to a new contact, be sure to introduce yourself, explain how you got that phone number, and of course, respect the other person's wishes if he asks you not to write it again.
  • In the case of being an administrator of one or several groups, you are responsible for the content within them. Therefore, we recommend that you carefully and responsibly choose moderators and limit permissions so that only you decide who can and should not send messages. And, of course, do not add people who have not asked to be part of the group.
  • Finally, respect people's privacy. Never forward private information or compromised content, or spread messages to harm others.
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