How do I block or unblock a contact?

You can stop receiving WhatsApp messages from certain contacts by blocking them. Not sure what happens when you block someone? Learn more here.

To block a contact on your Android phone:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to your Chats screen.
  2. Tap the Menu Button > Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts.
    • This page displays all contacts that you have blocked.
  3. 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.

Learn how to block or unblock a contact on: iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S40 | Nokia S60 | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team