How to use WhatsApp safely
WhatsApp is designed to be a simple, secure and reliable way to send messages to other people. The personal privacy of messaging and our Terms of Service are designed to protect our platforms and users. They’ve asked us to help people learn how to use WhatsApp safely, and that’s why we’ve developed these guidelines to help ensure the best user experience on WhatsApp. All WhatsApp users, including government agencies, political parties and office candidates, should follow these rules when using WhatsApp. Read this authorized statement for more information on how WhatsApp automates and prevents the misuse of bulk messaging.
Best practices for using WhatsApp
- Designed for personal privacy: Each user should control their own account for individual chats and small group conversations.
Getting permission from people: Messages should only be sent to those who first contacted you on WhatsApp or who requested you to contact them. This is the best way to give people your phone number so they can text you first. If people provide their phone number, message them the way they want. For example, explain who you are and how you got their number.
- Respect people’s preferences: If a user refuses to send you a message, you should remove that user from your address book and refrain from contacting them again. You should get permission from people before adding them to a group. If after you add someone to a group they remove themselves from that group, please respect their decision.
- Use group control: We’ve created a message setting that only admins can manage in WhatsApp groups. If you are an admin, you can decide whether all members or group admins can send messages to the group. This feature can be used to reduce unwanted group messages.
- Think twice before forwarding: We’ve added a label to all forwarded messages to encourage people to think twice before sharing.
Avoid the following habits
Unsolicited, automatic or bulk messages: Do not try bulk messages, automatic messages or automatic dials using WhatsApp. WhatsApp uses both machine learning technology and user reports to identify and ban accounts for sending unsolicited messages. This includes regular contact with users in ways that are not acceptable. Also, do not create unauthorized or automated accounts or groups or use modified versions of WhatsApp.
Use of contacts that are not on your list: Do not share phone numbers without the consent of the people or use data from invalid sources to send messages to WhatsApp users or add them to groups.
Additional use of the broadcast list: Users will only receive messages sent using the broadcast list when they add your phone number to their contact list. So it can be said that if you use the broadcast message frequently, people can report your message. We block multiple reported accounts.
Violation of our Terms of Service: Please note that the Terms of Service prohibit the spread of lies and illegal, intimidating, intimidating, hate speech and racial or ethnic offenses in any content. Your contractual relationship with WhatsApp is subject to the Terms of Service and the terms that conflict with this document are not subject to the Terms of Service.
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