What happens when I block someone?

When you block people on WhatsApp, you will no longer receive WhatsApp messages, calls or status updates from them.

In more detail, here is what happens when you block someone

  • WhatsApp messages and status updates sent by a blocked contact will not show up on your phone and will never be delivered to you. Learn how to block/unblock a contact on: Android | iPhone | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10
    • Your last seen and online information will no longer be visible to contacts you have blocked. More details about last seen and online can be found here.
    • Your status updates will not be visible to any blocked contacts. Learn more about the status feature on: Android | iPhone | Windows Phone
    • Any changes made to your profile photo will no longer be visible to contacts you have blocked.
    • You will not be able to call, send messages or status updates to blocked contacts until you unblock them.

However, there is one important feature blocking does not change

  • Blocking someone will not remove this contact from your WhatsApp list, nor will it remove you from the list on this contact's phone. To delete a contact in WhatsApp, you must delete the contact from your phone's address book.

If you unblock a contact, you will not receive any calls or messages that person sent you during the time they were blocked.

If you are concerned whether a blocked contact will know if you are blocking them, please see this article.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team