Starting from December 7th, 2019, Whatsapp says it will take legal action against users who send bulk and “non-personal” messages via its platform.
WhatsApp said this via an update to the Facebook-owned company’s FAQ section of its website.
The messaging app said: “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.”
“WhatsApp was built for private messages: to help people chat with their loved ones, conduct business, or talk confidentially with a doctor. Instead of encouraging users to build an audience and share widely, WhatsApp is designed to help people share with others they know or get helpful information from a business,” it said.
This is to help the company combat spam messages.