WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.12.3: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.21.12.3.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!

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Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? New ban reasons
Status? These reasons aren’t visible yet within the application.
Availability? WhatsApp will ban users for those reasons in a future update.
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this feature, why? WhatsApp isn’t showing these reasons within the app, and I don’t think you want to see them.
Where can I find the Commerce Policy? You can find the updated Commerce Policy here.
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.12.1: what’s new?
NEW BAN REASONS

WhatsApp is working to provide more explanations when a user cannot use WhatsApp because he is banned from using the app.
WhatsApp is used to ban users for different reasons. We have described all reasons here.
Today, we have news about the violation of WhatsApp’s Commerce Policy. This is the list of all possible bans that will be shown within the WhatsApp application:

  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Adult products or services (Businesses may not transact in the operations or exchange of illegal products or services).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Alcohol (Businesses may not transact in the sale of alcohol).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Animals (Businesses may not transact in the sale of any animals).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Body parts and fluids (Businesses may not transact in the sale of human body parts or fluids).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Dating services (Businesses may not transact in or facilitate online dating services).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Digital and subscription services (Businesses may not transact in the sale, including renewals and upgrades, etc., of digital content, digital subscriptions, or digital accounts).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Real money gambling services (Businesses may not transact in or facilitate gambling, games of skill, or lotteries, including online casinos, sports books, bingo, or poker if it costs money).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Medical and healthcare products (Businesses may not transact in certain healthcare products, including medical devices, and smoking cessation products containing nicotine. Manufacturers and healthcare services who do not engage in the direct sale are allowed).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Illegal products or services (Businesses may not transact in the operations or exchange of illegal products or services).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Business models, goods, items, or services that may be or are fraudulent, misleading, offensive, or deceptive, or may be or are exploitative, inappropriate, or exert undue pressure on targeted groups.
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Real, virtual, or fake currency (Businesses may not transact in the sale of real, virtual, or fake currency, such as active bank credit or debit cards).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Quality Experience.
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Unsafe ingestible supplements (Businesses may not transact in the sale of unsafe ingestible supplements, as determined by WhatsApp in its sole discretion).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Third-Party Infringement (transactions may not contain content that infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of any third party, including copyright or trademark. This includes, but is not limited to, the sale of counterfeit products, such as goods that copy the trademark (name or logo) and/or distinctive features of another company’s products to imitate a genuine product).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Tobacco items and related paraphernalia (Businesses may not transact in the sale of tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Products or items that facilitate or encourage unauthorized access to digital media (Businesses may not transact in the sale of devices that facilitate or encourage streaming digital content in an unauthorized manner or interfering with the functionality of electronic devices).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about the sale of prescription, recreational or other types of Drugs (Businesses may not transact in the sale of illegal, prescription, or recreational drugs. Manufacturers and healthcare services who do not engage in the direct sale are allowed).
  • Violation for their Commerce Policy about Weapons, ammunition, or explosives.
  • Violation for their Business Policy about Offensive Content.

It must be said that WhatsApp is giving a detailed description now, so the user always knows the accurate reason, and they really seem very valid. WhatsApp isn’t giving a detailed description of the ban now, but they will do in the future.
Stay tuned to learn more about news and features on WhatsApp for Android and iOS!

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