Your WhatsApp number can be banned for a couple of reasons.
According to WhatsApp’s help centre, the reason for a WhatsApp ban may border on suspicion of scams, spam and any other activity that violates WhatsApp’s terms of service.
Notwithstanding what the reason for your WhatsApp (number) ban is, you could be lucky to have the ban lifted by trying one of the methods suggested in this post. To find out how to unban your WhatsApp number, endeavor to read this post further.
What You Should Know before Seeking to Unban Your Banned WhatsApp Number
Whether the banned WhatsApp number belongs to you or a friend, relative, etc., one thing you should first note is that a WhatsApp ban could be any of temporary ban and permanent ban. While the permanent ban means that a banned number is permanently restricted from accessing WhatsApp, the temporary ban is simply a sort of restriction which typically lasts between 24 hours and 10 days.
If the ban on your WhatsApp number is temporary, you may rest assured that WhatsApp will lift the ban within the stated timeframe. But given that WhatsApp has imposed a permanent ban on your number, it would be very hard –or even impossible –for you to have the ban lifted by WhatsApp.
The bottom line about unbanning a banned WhatsApp number is that provided the ban is temporary, WhatsApp will most likely unban the number. You might just have to wait for the temporary ban to be lifted within the earlier-stated timeframe. But in the case of a permanent ban, WhatsApp is unlikely to lift the ban because this ban means the banned number can no longer access WhatsApp.
If you can neither figure out whether your WhatsApp ban is temporary, nor wait for the usual timeframe it takes WhatsApp to lift a temporary ban, we suggest that you try any of the methods for unbanning a WhatsApp number. You might even be lucky to have a seemingly permanent ban lifted through one of these methods.
Unbanning a WhatsApp Number
Contacting WhatsApp Support
This is likely the first method you should try in any attempt to have your WhatsApp number unbanned. If you’d like to use this method, simply try to access WhatsApp using the banned number. Just as expected, there’ll be a message implying that “Your phone number ……… … is banned from using WhatsApp. Contact support for help.”
After stating the problem and attaching screenshots, click the Next button. The subsequent page presents you with various links on what you might want to do such as requesting your account information, restoring your chat history, etc., but since there’s apparently no link here implying “How to unban your WhatsApp number,” you’ll have to scroll down to and click the This doesn’t answer my question option.
WhatsApp will subsequently present you with an email that already contains your message. You’ll have to send this email to WhatsApp’s support, but before doing that, endeavor to clearly explain why you think your WhatsApp number was wrongly banned. Ensure to also modify the recipient’s email address to firstname.lastname@example.org before sending the (email) message.
Sending an Unban Request to WhatsApp
After that, send the email to WhatsApp’s support via the email address email@example.com.
Changing Your Mode of Accessing WhatsApp
If you’re unable to get your WhatsApp ban lifted through any of the earlier methods, we suggest you change your mode of using WhatsApp probably by accessing the messaging app via a VPN. You can choose one of the free-to-use VPNs out there for this purpose.
We understand that this (VPN suggestion) isn’t actually a way of unbanning your WhatsApp number, but it could be your last resort if the suggested methods of unbanning the number proved futile.
Besides accessing WhatsApp via a VPN, using a different number is another way of gaining access to WhatsApp after a WhatsApp ban. Just like our VPN suggestion, this also doesn’t in anyway unban the banned WhatsApp number. It only serves to give you a new WhatsApp account using a different (phone) number.
If you think your WhatsApp (number) ban is temporary, you might want to wait for WhatsApp to lift the ban. In that case, there’s probably no need for you to change your WhatsApp number yet. But if your WhatsApp number remains banned after 10 days, and despite having sent an unban request to WhatsApp’s support, you may proceed to changing your WhatsApp number.
Can I Unban My Banned WhatsApp Number?
Yes, if the ban on your WhatsApp number is temporary, you may rest assured that WhatsApp will lift the ban.
If your WhatsApp number gets banned, wherein the ban is temporary, all you need is to simply contact WhatsApp’s support via email, state that WhatsApp wrongly banned your number, and finally request that the number be unbanned. Provided the ban is temporary, you can expect WhatsApp to lift it in 24 hours or few days’ time. But given that WhatsApp has imposed a permanent ban on your number, it would be very hard –or even impossible –for you to have the ban lifted by WhatsApp.
What Do I Do If WhatsApp Doesn’t Unban My Number?
If it’s taking forever for WhatsApp to unban your number, despite that you’ve contacted WhatsApp’s support and requested that the number be unbanned, we suggest you change your WhatsApp number so that you can continue to access WhatsApp.
You may as well change your mode of using WhatsApp probably by accessing the messaging app via a VPN. You can choose one of the free-to-use VPNs out there for this purpose.
How Long Does It Take WhatsApp to Lift a Temporary Ban?
If the ban on your WhatsApp number is temporary, you may rest assured that WhatsApp will lift the ban between 24 hours and 10 days. But given that WhatsApp has imposed a permanent ban on your number, it would be very hard –or even impossible –for you to have the ban lifted by WhatsApp.
We hope that you’ve found at least one of our suggestions useful for unbanning your WhatsApp number. Nevertheless, we advise that you avoid actions –such as scams, spam, etc. –that can trigger a WhatsApp ban, rather than suppose you can always unban your WhatsApp number after the ban.