How to block contact on WhatsApp?

WhatsApp Messenger“How do I block/unblock a contact on WhatsApp?” is a frequently asked questions, find how by reading this post.

Probably, most people know how to block contacts on mobile phones to stop certain numbers from calling, by just add them to block list from phone call settings. You can as well stop a number from sending you SMS. Well, that’s very possible in almost every phone even if it’s not a smartphone.

But, in case, you are wondering if this features are available in WhatsApp, Well, I’ll tell you they are there! You can stop receiving WhatsApp messages from certain contacts by blocking them

To block a contact on your Android phone:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to your Chats screen.
  2. WhatsappTap Menu button > “Settings” > Account > Privacy
  3. Tap “Blocked contacts” to edit the list. In the Blocked section, you will see a list of users you have currently blocked. You will now be able to add or remove contacts to this list.
  4. Press “Done” to confirm your changes.

If you would like to unblock someone, simply long-press the contact in the Blocked Contacts screen and select Unblock.

Block an unknown user. To block an unknown user, just tap the “Block” button that appears when an unknown number messages you. Unknown numbers are ones that are not saved in your Contacts.

Not sure what happens when you block someone?

  • You will not be able to message them, and they will not be able to message you.
  • They will not be able to see any updates to your profile picture or name, but they will still be able to see your status changes.
  • Your “last seen” time-stamp and “online” information will no longer be available to a blocked contact in the chat window.
  • You will not be removed from their contact list, nor will they be removed from yours. You must physically delete this person from your Contacts in order to remove them.
  • If you unblock them later, you will not receive any messages that were sent while you blocked them.
  • From certain indicators, users may be able to tell if you have blocked them.

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