How do I block or unblock a contact?
You can prevent a contact from sending you messages by adding their phone number to your Blocked list. To learn more about the effects of blocking a contact, see this article on blocking contacts in WhatsApp.
On iPhone, there are two ways to block a contact:
- Use the Block button which is displayed when you get a message from somebody who is not in your address book:
- Go to WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked, then tap the Add New button to add contacts from your address book to your Blocked list.
- 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.
To unblock a contact, open the Blocked list with the above steps, slide your finger to the left on the contact you wish to unblock, then tap the Unblock button.
WhatsApp Support Team