WhatsApp is not a playground on which everything is allowed. There are also rules in the messenger service. Who disregards the disregard who flies.

Munich — Messenger services are indispensable in this day and age. Fast communication in the big WhatsApp Group helps many. Then someone discovers a funny meme and sends it all. Or someone has access behind a payment barrier of a newspaper and makes a screenshot — but stop, you should leave it now (all news about digital on content ).

Warning for WhatsApp user: So threatens a lock for your own account

In WhatsApp this could result in even your group chat be deleted. This shows a case of India, which reports the portal TORRENTFREAK. TorrentFreak is a very well-known blog, which deals mainly with copyright, file sharing, privacy and the like.

It is well known that guidelines are already enshrined in the general terms of use that provide a lock of the WhatsApp account if they are violated. For example, suspicious group names would be a reason.


Violent-magnifying or pornographic content should thus be prevented. If you ship too many spam messages or harm codes, the service could intervene. Even changing the phone number too often would be a suspicious step.

Now a WhatsApp group was deleted in India because content protected in this copyrighted content has been highly passed on. This can be about screenshots of portals that are to be requested to pay.

Many users persistently or without thinking certainly already shared such content on their contacts. Everyone should be sensitized to deal more carefully with such things.

WhatsApp: Sharing journalistic payment content could be bitter for you

In India, a large newspaper group was credited against the parts of their publications in groups of WhatsApp, which is affected by a new update the profile pictures, which wrote TorrentFreak on December 28, 2021. This year it should be a hearing Give until then the service has deleted all relevant groups as a precaution.

The reason of the publisher is logical: Who shares payment content, prevents recruiting new readers. Accused WhatsApp groups were only prepared for the purpose of distributing the contents of the publisher. The hearing should take place in early May 2022. (ANK) content and TZ.DE are part of the editorial network of IPS.media.

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