How to block contacts on WhatsApp: iPhone, permanently

How to block contacts on WhatsApp: iPhone, permanently

WhatsApp Messenger allows users to restrict contact with specific people. When you block a user on WhatsApp, you are essentially severing all means of communication between yourself and the contact. In this article we will show you how to block a contact on WhatsApp for iPhone and Android.

What happens when you block a WhatsApp contact?

When you block a contact on WhatsApp, they will no longer be able to see your last seen, online, status updates, changes to your profile photo. Any messages, calls or status updates sent from the contact will not be visible to you and they will effectively be unable to contact you. 

How to block a WhatsApp contact on iPhone?

To block a contact that is already in your address book, simply launch WhatsApp and head to Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked. Tap the Add New button to select a contact from your list:

If you'd like to block a contact who is not saved in your phone's address book, you may do so by simply tapping the Block option in the conversation screen.

How to block a WhatsApp Contact on Android?

  • Launch WhatsApp and then tap on Menu Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts.
  • You will see a list of all currently blocked contacts. To add a contact to this list, tap on the Add button in the top-right corner of your screen. Then select the contact you'd like to block from the list
  • Confirm by tapping OK.
  • If you'd like to block a contact who is not saved in your phone, you may do so by simply opening the chat with the unknown contact and selecting Block.

How to unblock a WhatsApp contact?

iPhone

If for whatever reason you decide to unblock a contact that you have previously blocked then you can do so easily. To unblock a contact, simply open your Blocked list via your WhatsApp Settings, scroll to the contact you'd like to unblock, and then slide your finger to the left across the contact name. Then tap the Unblock option.

Android

  • To unblock a WhatsApp contact on Android, tap on the Menu button, and then head to Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts.
  • Tap and hold on the contact's name and then select Unblock from the pop up menu that appears.
  • Alternatively, you may also just send a message to the contact's number to reinstate contact.

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