How to block a contact on WhatsApp?

How to block a contact on WhatsApp?

A contact in your phonebook or an unknown number bothers you with its incessant calls and messages on WhatsApp. It bothers you so much that you don’t know what to do to stop it from bothering you. Rest assured you can now block this contact or number. A blocked contact or number will no longer be able to call you or send you messages. He will no longer know when you are online or not or when you post your status or change your profile picture. How to block a contact on WhatsApp? Here’s how you can do it.

Block an unknown contact or number on WhatsApp: the steps

 Whether you are on iPhone or Android, there are different ways to block an unknown contact or number that is bothering you.

Contact blocking with an Android or iPhone

To prevent a contact saved in your phonebook from calling you or sending messages on WhatsApp, here is what you should do.

Step 1: To begin, you need to log in to the app by tapping on the icon present in your menu.

Step 2: Once in the application, go to the contacts level and press the button as a rectangle at the bottom of the screen as you can see in the image below.

Step 3: On the drop-down menu that appears, tap on Settings.

Step 4: When you are in Settings, you need to tap on Contacts.

Step 5: Next, tap on Privacy.

Step 6: Once in Privacy, tap on Blocked Contacts.

Step 7: At the top right corner of your screen, you will find the contact symbol. Just tap on it to add the contact in question, the one you want to block.

Another method to block a contact on WhatsApp from Android

This method is to be used when the person you have already sent WhatsApp messages. To block it, you must:

  • tap the conversation and its name or phone number;
  • then press the are 3 vertical ellipses located at the top right of your screen;
  • tap More and Block again.

If you have an iPhone, here’s what to do.

  • Enter the conversation and tap the send name or number;
  • A drop-down menu will appear. Scroll down and click Block. And if you want, you can also report it to WhatsApp.

You can also enter the WhatsApp application from your iPhone and go to Settings. Next, you need to enter your Account and Privacy. Tap Block and tap Add new or select the contact you want to block.