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

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Open the Application Menu (Swipe down from the top of the screen).
  3. Tap Settings > Privacy Settings > Blocked Contacts. This page displays all contacts that you have blocked.
  4. Tap on the Add Contact icon at the bottom of the screen to select a contact to block.

To block an unknown contact, simply open the chat conversation, scroll to the top, then tap Block.

To unblock a contact

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Open the Application Menu (Swipe down from the top of the screen).
  3. Tap Settings > Privacy Settings > Blocked Contacts.
  4. Long-press the contact in the Blocked Contacts screen and select the Delete icon from the right pane.

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

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team