How do we ban a WhatsApp account that has been banned? I was about to reply a client that I have made changes to their site as requested by them this morning when I got this picture that should scare a ‘tech novice’:
So how do we fix this issue? Let us look at what causes the ban, and how you can make sure to unban WhatsApp account, preventing Permanent WhatsApp ban.
Causes of WhatsApp ban
If you received an in-app message stating your account is “Temporarily banned” this means that you’re likely using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app. If you don’t switch to the official app after being temporarily banned, your account might be permanently banned from using WhatsApp.
Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus, Yo WhatsApp and GB WhatsApp, are altered versions of WhatsApp. These unofficial apps are developed by third parties and violate our Terms of Service. WhatsApp doesn’t support these third-party apps because we can’t validate their security practices.
I was using YoWhatsapp before I got the ban alert and that was why they could sieve me out- the package name being different from official WhatsApp package name.
A tougher security was implemented two days ago and that was one of the reasons why WhatsApp was down. Now, they mean business banning accounts.
How to unban WhatsApp Account in 2019
There’s a lasts a bypass, a way, a method to use unofficial things without being seen on their radar, right? Maybe not this time. The only way to use WhatsApp is to download WhatsApp- the official one from the Apple store or Google play store.
How to switch to the official WhatsApp app
You might need to backup your chat history before moving to the official WhatsApp app. The name of the unsupported app you’re using determines whether you need to transfer your chat history. Locate the name of the app by tapping More Options > Settings > Help > App info. Follow the steps below based on the name of the app: WhatsApp Plus or GB WhatsApp or YoWhatsapp (depending on the name of the third party app).
If you’re using an unofficial app other than WhatsApp I recommend you save your chats to avoid data loss before downloading the official WhatsApp app.
We recommend following the steps below to save and transfer your chat history. Failure to follow these steps could result in lost chat history. Please note that we can’t guarantee this will be a successful chat history transfer because WhatsApp doesn’t support unofficial apps.
- Wait for your temporary ban to end. The timer will show you the length of the ban.
- In GB WhatsApp (for example,) tap More options > Chats > Back up chats.
- Go to Phone Settings > tap Storage > Files.
- Find the folder GB WhatsApp and tap and hold to select it.
- In the upper right corner tap More > Rename and rename the folder to “WhatsApp”.
- Navigate to the Play Store and download the official WhatsApp app. If you can’t access the Play Store, download the app here.
- In WhatsApp, verify your phone number.
- On the Backup found screen, tap Restore > Next.
- WhatsApp should load with your existing chats. If your chat history was previously saved, it should automatically transfer to the official WhatsApp app.
How do you know you’re banned?
If you become banned, you’ll receive either the screen at the top of this article or the following message from within WhatsApp:
“Your phone number is banned from using WhatsApp. Contact support for help.“