Those Whatsapp BCs may just put you in trouble from December 2019.
Whatsapp says it will take legal action against users who send bulk and “non-personal” messages through its platform starting from December 7. In an update to the FAQ session of its website, the company explains that those who help others to spam users and even companies that publicly claim to have been authorised to use its apps to send bulk messages will not be spared.
Despite efforts by Whatsapp to ensure that the platform remains an integral tool for private messages to help people chat with loved ones, conduct business or have confidential conversations; some people have consistently exploited the service to distribute click-baits designed to capture personal information, promote ideas etc.
“This serves as notice that we will take legal action against companies for which we only have off-platform evidence of abuse if that abuse continues beyond December 7, 2019, or if those companies are linked to on-platform evidence of abuse before that date,” the company warned.
In the same vein, people using unsupported apps like Whatsapp Plus and GB Whatsapp may be preparing to lose access to the service; as the platform has warned that doing so may get their account permanently banned from using WhatsApp. “Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus 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”, the company explained.
It will be interesting to see how this is implemented.