About temporarily banned accounts

If you received a “Temporarily banned” in-app message, it could mean you’re using an unofficial version of WhatsApp or harvesting information, known as scraping.
Switch to the official app or stop engaging in scraping after being temporarily banned. If you don’t, your account might be permanently banned from using WhatsApp.

About unofficial apps

Unauthorized WhatsApp applications put your security and safety at risk, and we don’t support them. Learn more about unofficial apps in this article.

About scraping

Scraping is the automated extraction of information, both targeted and at scale, for any unpermitted purposes. Acquiring user information in this way, including phone numbers, user profile pictures, and statuses violates our Terms of Service. Learn more about scraping in this article.

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