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How to Block Someone on WhatsApp

If you want to block someone on WhatsApp, then you can. In this post, we will see the steps to do this task.

However, before that, let’s see what happen when we block someone on WhatsApp.

So What Happens When You Block Someone on WhatsApp?

  • The contact you have blocked cannot call you. The same is the case for you too.
  • The message sent by the blocked contact will never be delivered to you. The blocked contact will be seen a single tick beside the message they sent to you.
  • You cannot send a message to the blocked contact until you unblock them.
  • ​​​​Blocking a contact will not affect the group chats in any way.
  • The blocked contact cannot see your last seen, online, status, status updates and profile picture.
  • You cannot see the blocked contact’s last seen, online and status updates.

Well, now we know what happens when blocking occurs. Let’s go ahead with the process.

Block Someone on Whatsapp

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    Open the chat of the contact that you want to block.
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    Tap Overflow menu (three vertical dots).
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    Select More > Block.
Block option on whatsapp
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    Tap "Block" on the confirmation popup.

That’s it. The contact is blocked now.

You can do the same using this alternative way:

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    Tap Overflow menu on the WhatsApp.
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    Go to Settings > Account > Privacy.
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    Scroll down, find and tap "Blocked contacts: None."
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    Tap the icon at the top right of the screen.
Icon to add blocked contacts on whatsapp
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    Tap the contact that you want to add.

That’s it. The contact you have chosen is added to the Blocked contacts, and it is blocked now.

Unblock Blocked Contacts on WhatsApp

You can unblock blocked contacts at any time you want and here are the steps:

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    Open the chat of the blocked contact.
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    Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots).
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    Select More > Unblock.
Unblock option on whatsapp

That’s it. All done.

Alternative way

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    Tap Overflow menu > Settings > Account > Privacy.
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    Find and tap "Blocked contacts."
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    Long press the contact that you want to unblock.
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    You can see “Unblock (contact name)” option now. Tap it.
Unblock contact name

Block Someone on Whatsapp Web

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    Go to this URL.
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    Scan the QR code using your WhatsApp on Android (Tap Overflow menu on WhatsApp > Select Whatsapp Web).
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    Click on the Overflow menu > Settings.
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    Click on Blocked > Add Blocked Contact option.
Blocked option on whatsapp web
Add blocked contact
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    A popup with the contact should be opened now.
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    Click on the contact that you want to block.
Add blocked contact option on whatsapp web

Unblock Blocked Contact on WhatsApp Web

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    Click on Overflow menu > Settings > Blocked.
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    Now you can see the blocked contact.
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    Click on X beside the contact.
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    Click Unblock in the confirmation popup.

Block and Unblock Number on WhatsApp Without Adding as Contact

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    Open the chat for the contact using the steps in this guide.
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    After you opened the chat, tap Block at the top.
Block number on whatsapp without adding as contact
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    Tap Block on the confirmation popup.

Here are the steps to unblock it:

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    Tap Overflow menu on WhatsApp.
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    Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked contacts.
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    Long press the number and then select “Unblock (number).”

Block and Unblock Number on WhatsApp Web Without Adding as Contact

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    Open chat on the WhatsApp Web for the number you want using the steps in this post.
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    Now tap the Overflow menu and select Contact info.
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    Scroll down until you find the option “Block Contact.” Click it.
Blocking number on whatsapp web without adding as contact
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    Click on Block in the confirmation popup.

Here are the steps to unblock it:

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    Go to Settings on WhatsApp Web. Click on Blocked option.
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    Now you can see the number that you have blocked.
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    Tap X beside the number.
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    Click Unblock in the confirmation popup.

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