How to block a contact on WhatsApp

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Aug 12, 2013, 5:53:13 PM via Website

  • Open WhatsApp and go to your Chats screen.
  • Tap the Menu Button > Settings > Contacts > Blocked Contacts.
  • This page displays all contacts that you have blocked.
  • Tap the Add blocked contacts icon in the top right.

If you would like to unblock someone, simply long-press the contact in the Blocked Contacts screen and select [Unblock].
To block an unknown contact, simply open the chat conversation, scroll to the top, then tap [Block].

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Sep 24, 2013, 1:25:17 PM via Website

Well, that was soo easy and many users know this... But well thanks for sharing your tip.

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Jan 17, 2014, 3:35:13 PM via Website

Thanks for the info about block contact from unwanted people on WhatsApp.

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Jan 13, 2016, 10:12:12 AM via Website

I would like to use this option for blocking unknown contact.

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Oct 14, 2016, 12:29:52 PM via Website

To block a contact that is saved in your phone
1. Open WhatsApp.
2. Tap the Menu Button > Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts. This page displays all contacts that you have blocked.
3. Tap the Add in the top right.
4. Select the contact you wish to block from the list.

Hope this helps you.

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Aug 23, 2018, 12:28:34 PM via Website

Searching for same solutions for same problem.
Finally I got my solutions here.
I have checked number of sites but not got any proper solutions.

Thanks Loie & Android Pit.

Andrew Hanks

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Apr 2, 2020, 8:23:32 AM via Website

Here’s how to block a contact, depending on your phones operating system.

Perhaps the person you want to block is one of your contacts – but you no longer want to communicate with them via the app.

1. Apple:

Open the WhatsApp app on your phone
If you have a chat open, navigate back to the main Chats screen
Select the Settings icon at the bottom right of the screen, then Account, then Privacy, then Blocked
Tap Add New and choose the contact you wish to block

2. Android:

Open the WhatsApp app on your phone
Tap the menu icon ⁝
Go to Settings, then Account, then Privacy, then select Blocked Contacts
Tap the add contact icon – a small icon the shape of a person with a plus sign on the left
A list will appear. Choose the contact you wish to block

3. Windows Phone:

Open the WhatsApp app on your phone
Select More (the three dot icon), then Settings, then Contacts, then Blocked contacts
Select the plus icon at the bottom of the screen
Select the contact you wish to block

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Apr 2, 2020, 11:16:17 AM via Website

Thats right, thanks for the information but that contact will be blocked on whats app only they can still send u messages and call u on your number.

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Jun 24, 2020, 2:27:19 PM via Website

Thanks!That's pretty useful.

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Jun 25, 2020, 3:02:27 PM via Website

yeah, thanks for such a great info!

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Jun 26, 2020, 6:04:20 AM via Website

great post, thanks for sharing

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