How to Block and Unblock WhatsApp contacts on iPhone and Android

With the increase in the number of WhatsApp users around the world the problem of having some pesky or unwanted messages, updates etc. But with WhatsApp there are many options to maintain your privacy by giving you the option to Block any WhatsApp contact who you think is invading your privacy. You can also unblock the contact if you wish to by following the steps mentioned below.

  • WhatsApp even gives you the option to block any unknown number from which you might be receiving any unwanted messages.
  • By Blocking a contact, Messages and status updates sent by the blocked contact will not be delivered to your phone.
  • The Blocked contact cannot see your information like – last seen, status updates, profile pictures etc.

How to block or unblock contact in WhatsApp

Steps to Block a Contact in WhatsApp:

Step 1: Launch WhatsApp application on your smartphone

Step 2: Now tap on the three dot icon on the upper right side of the display and tap on Settings from the drop down menu

Step 3: Tap on Account and then select the first option – Privacy

Step 4: Under Messaging you can see the option “Blocked Contacts” – Tap on it and will show how many contacts are blocked or will show as None if you are doing this for the first time.

Step 5: Here on the Top right corner of the screen you will be seeing the option Add with the contact icon, tap on it to open the list of contacts

Step 6: Tap on any contact you wish to Block and you are done

How to Block an Unknown number in WhatsApp:

Step 1: Open the chat window from the unknown number

Step 2: You will see the Block option of top, tap on it and you are done

How to Unblock blocked Contact in WhatsApp:

Step 1: Follow the same steps as you did while you Blocked the contact – Menu -> Settings -> Account -> Privacy -> Blocked Contacts

Step 2: From the list of blocked contacts you should tap and hold on the contact which you want to Unblock and tap on Unblock contact

Note: Another option to Unblock any Contact is to just send a message to the Blocked contact and you will be asked whether you want to Unblock the contact, tap on yes and you are done

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