The game is over guys! Now abusing Whatsapp platform can put you in danger. Yes according to an IANS report those individuals or groups using Whatsapp social media messaging platform to send bulk messages would now be in be great trouble as the company is soon going to take some legal action against such individuals and groups. The whole scenario of this process shows that some tools are being used by marketers and other entities to send bulk spam messages on the platform, this directly or indirectly is violating the privacy terms of the company having more than a billion users worldwide.
In addition to this, the Facebook-owned company also had mentioned all the terms of using its platform in its FAQ section previously. In the Whatsapp FAQs section, the company said its messaging platform is not intended for bulk scam messages or automated messaging, and anyone doing this is against its terms of service.
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According to statement of company: “In addition, beginning on December 7, 2019, Whatsapp will take legal action against those we determine are engaged in or assisting others in abuse that violates our Terms of Service, such as automated or bulk messaging, or non-personal use, even if that determination is based on information solely available to us off our platform,” company said.
So, in case you are also in the list of violating the terms of the Whatsapp then the company will start taking legal action against entities and individuals sending out bulk messages in disobedience of its service terms even if the information is accessible through channels outside the Whatsapp platform.
The Entities or individuals who are engaged in this process or helping others for such scam activities such as sending automatic or mass messages would certainly face some action from the company on December 7 onwards.
With over 200 million users worldwide, India is the main market for Whatsapp messaging platform. Whatsapp is a platform that helps you to connect family, friends, office colleagues and more. As more and more people are stepping towards using this platform for significant conversations, users have asked for more control over their privacy. From time to time the messaging platform is introducing a new privacy setting and request system to assist you in deciding who can add you to groups. To maintain the privacy of its millions of users the Whatsapp is going to take against those using various tools on the platform, which has more than 2 billion users worldwide. The entire information would comprise public claims from companies about their knack to using Whatsapp in infringement of the messaging platform’s terms.
According to the latest statement of the company -“We’ve also stepped up our ability to identify accounts that misuse Whatsapp and ban them from our service. We know that people want to communicate with businesses on Whatsapp, which is why we’ve developed Whatsapp Business and are working to expand our features and uses for these products,” the company spokesperson added.
To authenticate the news, a Whatsapp representative said the company had taken action to stop mass messaging and retain limits on how the messaging platform could be used. Till now the company has blocked over 2 million accounts in a month period worldwide for this behavior.