One might sometimes get the impression that everything is allowed in WhatsApp and there are absolutely no rules. Exactly the opposite is the case. There are nine rules that you should never break, otherwise, your account will be blocked and you will no longer be able to use Messenger.
WhatsApp rules that you should definitely follow
- Insulting users
You may not insult, threaten, harass or make or share racist or ethnically objectionable statements to other users.
- Incite to violence
WhatsApp may not be used to incite violence, illegal or otherwise inappropriate activities. This also applies to sharing content with violent crime.
- Fake News
The messenger may not be used to spread fake news with intentional untruths, misrepresentations or misleading statements.
- Sending spam
Users of WhatsApp are not allowed to spread “messages like bulk messages”. The use of “auto-messaging” or “auto-dialing” is also prohibited. Messages or calls that were previously recorded and sent automatically at a specific time are therefore not allowed. Only if you have permission from WhatsApp, there is an exception.
- Feigning another identity
With WhatsApp, there is no real name requirement. Users can only be identified by phone number. The name can be chosen freely. You are not allowed to pretend to be someone else here. But nicknames are allowed.
- Distributing malware
Files can also be sent via WhatsApp. Accordingly, you may not use Messenger to distribute viruses or other malware.
- Spying on users
You are not allowed to spy on users via WhatsApp. No information may be obtained from or about users in an inadmissible or unauthorized manner.
- Changing cell phone number too often
WhatsApp is tied to a cell phone number. There is no account where you log in with a username and password. If you change your cell phone number too often, WhatsApp can eventually exclude you from the verification process.
- Hacking WhatsApp or manipulating
the code Anyone who tries to hack the messenger or manipulate the code in any way will also be blocked immediately.