How do I block or unblock a contact?
You can stop receiving WhatsApp messages and calls 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:
- Open WhatsApp and go to your Chats screen.
- Tap the Menu Button > Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts.
- This page displays all contacts that you have blocked.
- Tap the Add blocked contacts icon in the top right.
When you receive an initial message from an unknown contact, you will have the option to Report Spam and Block. This will report the user and add the user to your Blocked list. If you just want to block the contact, simply tap on Menu Button > More > Block.
If you would like to unblock someone, simply long-press the contact in the Blocked Contacts screen and select Unblock.
WhatsApp Support Team