As an application with a very large number of users, WhatsApp certainly has a policy that if violated can cause the account or telephone number of users to be blocked.
At present, there are two types of blocking that WhatsApp will implement in this case. Certain violations can cause temporary account blocking, but some others can cause permanent blocking.
For blocking a permanent account, it will usually be marked with the appearance of a warning message “Your telephone number is blocked from using WhatsApp. Contact support for assistance. “
As for temporary account blocking, it will usually be marked with a “Temporarily blocked” message that appears when the user accesses the application.
Why Are Phone Numbers Blocked from Using WhatsApp?
In general, there is no other cause that can create a blocked account, unless the user has violated any of the things set out on the WhatsApp Terms of Service page.
Some of them include the following below:
- Doing suspicious activity, such as sending excessive broadcast messages to many people outside of contact
- Violates the type of content that WhatsApp allows, such as spreading hoaxes or pornography
- Blocked by many people at the same time
- Using illegal applications to get more features
How to Overcome Blocked Phone Numbers from Using WhatsApp
In order for the WhatsApp account to be used again, users need to resolve it according to the type of blocking that applies. In particular, permanent blocking requires greater effort.
To resolve to block permanently, users can take a screenshot of the message, then tap the Contact support button for assistance. From the Help page, then select Contact us.
Next, explain the blocking issues, including by including the reasons and explanations, why do the actions that cause the account to be blocked. Also, include a screenshot of the blocking message, then press the CONTINUE button.
Users will automatically be thrown to the FAQ page or help center. From this page, then select this option NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS. Next, from the email application, send a message to the email address displayed.
Emails sent will be evaluated by WhatsApp. But don’t expect too much first, because it could be that the account will still be blocked based on that evaluation.
While for temporary account blocking, users only need to wait for the blocking time to run out. But for users who are blocked due to illegal applications such as GBWhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus, users need to switch to the official application.
My message, it’s better not to do things that violate the WhatsApp policy so that the account is not blocked because managing a blocked account can take a long time.