How to block someone on WhatsApp

The Block button is a really useful tool on WhatsApp to prevent someone bothering you from contacting you.

Whether it’s an ex you don’t want to talk to or a scammer, here’s how to do it in under a minute.

Blocking is a useful tool on WhatsApp


Blocking is a useful tool on WhatsApp

How to block someone on WhatsApp

It’s pretty easy to block WhatsApp by following the steps below.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Select the chat of the person you want to block.
  • Tap on their profile name.
  • Seek block at the bottom.

If you need to block an unknown number, the steps are pretty similar.

Click on the unknown number chat box in the app and repeat the above process.

Don’t forget to report them too.

How to unblock someone on WhatsApp

If you regret your decision or change your mind, you can easily undo a ban.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Beat Ideas.
  • Find privacy.
  • Go to clogged.
  • Here you can see a complete list of all the people you have blocked.
  • Tap the name of the person you want to unblock.
  • Scroll down and tap Unlock.

The ban is unlimited. So if you need to limit someone else’s contact again, you can always easily come back.

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The person you block will not receive a notification.

But always think carefully before constantly blocking and unblocking someone – they might well decide to block you if you continue to do so.

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