WhatsApp deletes more than 37 lakh accounts in India in November

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, said on Wednesday it banned more than 37 lakh “bad” accounts in India in November under new IT rules 2021, which are amended to give more responsibility to social media platforms. Also Read – How to Use New WhatsApp Accidental Deletion Feature

WhatsApp bans over 37 lakh accounts in India

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 31, 3,716,000 WhatsApp accounts were banned and 990,000 of those accounts were proactively banned before any user reports, the company said. Also Read – WhatsApp Pay India Director Vinay Choletti Steps Down After 4 Months

The messaging platform, which has more than 400 million users in the country, received 946 complaint reports in November in the country, and “handled” cases were 74. Read also – WhatsApp Avatar: how to create it and use it as a profile picture

“As per the IT Rules 2021, we have released our report for the month of November 2022. As reported in the latest monthly report, WhatsApp banned over 3.7 million accounts during the month of November,” according to a gatekeeper. whatsapp word.

Under the 2021 updated IT rules, major digital and social media platforms, with more than 5 million users, must publish monthly compliance reports.

Meanwhile, in a major step towards an open, safe, reliable and responsible Internet, the Ministry of Electronics and Computing has notified certain amendments aimed at protecting the rights of “Digital Nagriks”.

The amendments impose a legal obligation on intermediaries to use reasonable efforts to prevent users from uploading such content.

For the uninitiated, WhatsApp has introduced a new accidental deletion feature. This new feature only works when you have deleted a message. It’s a short window, so you need to be quick if you want to reverse the action and save yourself some avoidable embarrassment.

Additionally, the Meta-owned messaging platform has also rolled out a digital avatar for users. These avatars are a digital version of users that can be created from billions of combinations of hairstyles, facial features and various outfits.

“Sending an avatar is a quick and fun way to share feelings with friends and family. It can also be a great way to portray yourself without using your real photo, so it feels more private,” said WhatsApp.

The company said it will continue to make styling improvements including lighting, shading, hairstyle textures, and more that will make the avatars even better over time.

–With contributions from IANS

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