With over two billion active monthly users, WhatsApp is the biggest instant messaging platform in the world. In fact, it is so popular that it has entirely replaced SMS texts. With the biggest user base in the world, WhatsApp is also prone to a lot of spam from business accounts and inappropriate texts from unwanted contacts. Blocking someone on WhatsApp is a sure-shot way of limiting access to your account and not receiving any messages from unwanted contacts. In this article, we’ll show you how to block or unblock someone on WhatsApp.
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How to block someone on WhatsApp from the chat thread
Step 1: Go to the chat thread of the contact you want to block and tap the ellipses at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Tap on ‘More’ and select ‘Block’.
Step 3: If you want to report the contact, tap the ‘Report Contact’ box. To block, select ‘Block’.
The contact will be blocked.
How to block someone on WhatsApp from the Settings menu
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and tap on the ellipses at the top-right corner of the screen and select ‘Settings’.
Step 2: Select Account>Privacy.
Step 3: Scroll down and select blocked contacts and tap on the plus icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Select the contact you want to add to the block list.
How to unblock someone on WhatsApp
Unblocking someone on WhatsApp is a pretty easy process. If you still have the chat thread with the blocked contact, open it and press ‘Tap to unblock’. The contact will be unblocked immediately. You can also go to Settings>Account>Privacy>Blocked Contacts and tap on the contact to remove it from the block list.
How to block someone on WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp Web doesn’t allow you to block someone directly from the chat window. In order to block someone you will have to go to Settings>Privacy>Blocked Contacts and manually add the contact to the block list.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a blocked contact be able to see my profile picture on WhatsApp?
No, blocked contacts cannot see your profile picture on WhatsApp.
Can a blocked contact see my status on WhatsApp?
No, blocked contacts cannot see your status uploads on WhatsApp.
Does WhatsApp notify someone when they get blocked?
No, WhatsApp does not send a notification when someone gets blocked.