How To Block and Unblock Someone or a Number On WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the best messaging apps with over 5 billions installations on playstore. A lot of things can be done on the messaging platform, WhatsApp is not the only messaging platform though but it is the most widely use plaftorm compare to it alternatives.

If you are the type of person that keeps on getting spam or irrelevant messages on WhatsApp and you are looking for ways to block the individual number on WhatsApp then in this article I will explain to you with steps on how to block someone or a number on WhatsApp.

How To Block a Number on WhatsApp

There are different ways you can block someone on WhatsApp, in this article, I will explain all the ways, just try and follow it step by step and you are good to go.

Step 1

  • Open Whatsapp
  • Tap More options
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Account
  • Click on Privacy and tap Blocked contacts. The tap the Add icon as shown below;
How To Block Someone on WhatsApp

Search for or select the contact you want to block.

Step 2

Here are a couple alternative options for blocking a contact:

  • Open a chat with the contact, then tap More options (the three dots)
How To Unblock Someone on WhatsApp
  • Then More
  • Tap on Block
How To Block a Number on WhatsApp
  • A lot of options will be displayed, select the on you desire, then the number is blocked once you have selected an option and you have tapped on Block
How To Unblock a Number on WhatsApp

Note: Messages, calls. and status updates sent by a blocked contact won’t show up on your phone and will never be delivered to you.

Your last seen, online, status updates, and any changes made to your profile photo will no longer be visible to contacts you’ve blocked.

Blocking a contact won’t remove them from your contacts list, nor will it remove you from the list on the contact’s phone. To delete a contact, you must delete the contact from your phone’s address book.

Incase you want to unblock the person or the number you have already blocked, with these steps below, you can simply unblock a number on WhatsApp

How To Unblock a Number on WhatsApp

  • In WhatsApp, tap More options (the three dots)
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Account
  • Tap Privacy
  • Then tap on Blocked contacts.
  • Tap the contact you want to unblock.
  • Tap Unblock {contact}.

You and the contact will now be able to send and receive messages, calls, and status updates.

Alternatively, you can search for the contact you blocked > tap and hold the contact > tap Unblock {contact}.

However, If you unblock a contact, you won’t receive any messages, calls, or status updates the contact sent you during the time they were blocked.

If you unblock a contact or phone number that wasn’t previously saved in your phone’s address book, you won’t be able to restore that contact or phone number to your device.

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