Despite the fact that WhatsApp messages are end-to-end encrypted, the company still has the power to shut down Groups on its platform.
WhatsApp will shut down groups on its platform if they have illegal names and descriptions or if they have been reported by multiple users. In this case, the group may be automatically or manually ended.
When WhatsApp terminates a group chat, the participants will be unable to send messages, review the chat history, or see the list of other participants.
Like I said, despite the fact that it is end-to-end encrypted, the moderation team can detect when a group is abusing its platform through the use of machine learning technology to decide whether a group should be blocked based on user reports.
WhatsApp provides an option to contact support from within a banned group so that users can submit a request for it to be restored.
If you are a group admin, it is advisable to restrict who can change the group’s description and picture, to “Only Admins” within the group settings to prevent unauthorized changes that could land you in trouble.
This is because of the possibility that a user account may have been stolen from malicious people, so they cannot change the group name using an illegal one. They may trigger WhatsApp systems to ban the entire group, for example making multiple participants admins and choosing illegal group information.
If you’re not the group admin, please explain to group admins why it’s important to protect the group.
WhatsApp may also ban members of the group if it sees fit.