WhatsApp has been banning users that are accessing it through unauthorized apps. Some of those third-party apps such as GB WhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus are popular because they add extra features. They, however, do so without permission. If you notice that you are unable to access your WhatsApp, it may be because your account has been banned. If that is the case, you have no need to despair as there are plenty of things you can do to appeal your ban. Before attempting to do that, you must first understand the type of lock that has been used on your account.
Types of Bans
There are two types of bans that may be applied to your account;
This ban is meant to serve as a warning. If you get a temporary ban, you do not need to do anything. WhatsApp will lift it for you after a few days. This ban is usually marked by a timer on the home screen. One of the most common reasons to get a temporary ban is when sending a lot of messages to people you don't have on your address book. You may also get the ban if you are banned by too many people within a short period.
You will get this ban if you violate the rules set by WhatsApp. You have to go through the process of unlocking it as WhatsApp won't unlock it for you. It is not always possible to unlock your account if it has been banned permanently. There are times when WhatsApp may see it fit to keep your account frozen. To lift a permanent ban, you must be able to convince the WhatsApp team that the lock is due to an error. You may get a permanent ban if you use WhatsApp to send sexually explicit material, spam, offensive or violent content, and hateful content.
Once you identify the type of ban you have, it is time to take action. Follow the following steps to request WhatsApp to unblock your account.
Appealing a Temporary Ban
If your account has been locked temporarily, a countdown of 24 or 48 hours will start. It will appear on the main screen of your application. If you identify the cause of the ban, remove it and wait for the time to expire.
Once the countdown is over, you will be able to access your messages again. Avoid activities that caused a ban in the first place to prevent another ban. Do not send message to people that are not in your address book and remove third-party apps from your phone. Use the official WhatsApp application for your device.
Appealing a Permanent Ban
If you have been banned permanently, you will receive a message on the main screen saying 'Your number is no longer enabled to use our service.'
In this case, the only option is that you try to reach out to technical support. Ask the team to conduct an in-depth analysis of your case. Your goal should be to prove that you did not intentionally commit any violations that could warrant a permanent ban. If it is established that your ban was indeed an error, the ban on your account will be lifted.
The best way to stay safe on WhatsApp is by understanding the rules and abiding by them. Read the terms of service before you start using the app.
Be sure that your account has actually been banned by WhatsApp before you start the process of appealing. You may be unable to access your WhatsApp because your version is obsolete or you have requested a deactivation on your account.
After thousands of WhatsApp customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Appeal a Whatsapp Ban? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting WhatsApp if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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