Over 19 lakh Indian WhatsApp accounts banned! Is your account in list? Know what to do

    WhatsApp bans 19.10 lakh Indian accounts between May 1 and May 31, 2022. Check details here.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Jul 02 2022, 13:38 IST
    WhatsApp bans 19.10 lakh Indian accounts in May.
    WhatsApp bans 19.10 lakh Indian accounts in May. (REUTERS)
    WhatsApp bans 19.10 lakh Indian accounts in May.
    WhatsApp bans 19.10 lakh Indian accounts in May. (REUTERS)

    Lakhs of Indian WhatsApp accounts banned! Yet again WhatsApp has slapped a ban on Indian accounts and this time too the numbers are in lakhs. WhatsApp every month bans many accounts on the platform if it finds them to be uploading certain objectionable or controversial posts. As per the latest information mentioned in the monthly report published by the messaging platform, WhatsApp banned over 19 lakh Indian accounts in the month of May. The decision to ban these accounts has been taken on the basis of complaints received from users via its grievances channel, and through its own mechanism to prevent and detect violations.

    The spokesperson of WhatsApp said, "As captured in the latest monthly report, WhatsApp banned over 1.9 million accounts in the month of May." The spokesperson further informed that the user-safety report contains details of the user complaints received and the corresponding action taken by WhatsApp, along with its own preventive actions to combat abuse on the platform.

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    WhatsApp released the report informing about the number of banned accounts on Friday according to the report 19.10 lakh Indian accounts were banned between May 1 and May 31, 2022.

    As we know that the online messaging platform bans or suspends accounts if it believes that the account activity violates the Terms of Service of the platform, for example, if it involves spam, scams or if it puts WhatsApp users' safety at risk. However, there are instances when some accounts are flagged from their automated systems accidentally.

    So, if you think that your WhatsApp account has been banned or suspended without you violating the app's terms then you can appeal to revoke the ban. Check the steps below:

    Ask to revoke the ban on WhatsApp for Android: Steps explained

    Step 1:

    When you try to log into a banned WhatsApp account, there will be an option to contact WhatsApp Support right below the message which informs you that your account has been banned. You will have to click on the 'Support' option.

    Step 2:

    Once you click on the support option, the Contact Support page will open, here you will have to type a message and add screenshots in support. However, you need to know that adding screenshots is optional. Then click on Next.

    Step 3:

    After this an email page will open, where you will have to ask for the help.

    Step 4:

    After this WhatsApp will look into the case and your account may be restored if it finds out that their systems flagged your account by mistake. However, if WhatsApp confirms that you have violated their Terms of Service, your account will not be unbanned.

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    First Published Date: 02 Jul, 13:38 IST
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