How To Block Someone On WhatsApp
If someone is annoying you on WhatsApp, and you want to get rid of him/her, you can block that contact on WhatsApp. There is no need to use any third-party service since WhatsApp has this functionality by default. However, you cannot do that on WhatsApp for Desktop or on the WhatsApp Web, which is known as web.whatsapp.com. For your information, you can block someone on WhatsApp on Android as well as iOS mobile app.
WhatsApp is a great instant messaging platform for people to do various tasks. No matter whether you want to chat with someone or send some photos/videos/audios etc. to your friend, you can use this medium to get it done. No matter how many images or videos you want to send to someone, you can do that for free. Although there are some restrictions on the size limit, you can perform most of the tasks without any problem.
Although it has so many advantages, some people might use it to spam your inbox. If a person is sending you a lot of messages unnecessarily and you do you like to get those messages from that person, you can block him/her instantly. This article shows the exact steps to get it done.
What Happens When You Block Someone On WhatsApp
These are things that happen when you block a person on WhatsApp-
When you block someone on WhatsApp, that person cannot send messages anymore. He/she won’t notice anything except a single tick for every message. The single tick defines that the message has been delivered to the server, but it has not been delivered to the recipient’s phone. Therefore, your sender cannot get any notification from you or WhatsApp since the message won’t reach your phone.
The blocked person cannot call you. No matter whether it is an audio or video call, the person cannot reach you for obvious reasons. If he/she calls you, he/she won’t find anything except the usual ringing sound. On the flip side, your phone won’t show any notification.
The blocked person cannot view your status. No matter how often you upload status on WhatsApp, if you block someone, he/she can no longer view your status. All the existing status uploads would disappear.
The best thing is that WhatsApp doesn’t notify the person whom you blocked on the app. Hence, you can block anybody silently and unblock him/her at times whenever you want.
Like said earlier, you can block someone on WhatsApp irrespective of the mobile platform you are using. However, the process and location are a bit different on Android and iOS. We have shown both, and you can follow the steps as per your mobile.
How To Block Someone On WhatsApp For Android
To block someone on WhatsApp for Android, follow these steps-
- Open the contact on WhatsApp.
- Tap on the three-dotted icon.
- Select More > Block.
- Select Block on the popup window.
Let’s delve into the steps in detail.
At first, open your WhatsApp application on your mobile and select the contact you want to block. You can open up the chat interface for that. After that, tap on the three-dotted icon visible on the top-right corner of your screen and select More option. On the next screen, you can find an option called Block.
You need to tap on this option. Then, it will ask you whether you want to block him/her or report and block him/her. If you think that your contact is spam, it is better to use the REPORT AND BLOCK option. On the other hand, if you think that you need to block someone temporarily, you can use the BLOCK option.
WhatsApp blocks the contact immediately. If you want to check all the blocked contacts on your Android phone, you need to open up the WhatsApp Settings page first. After that, go to Account > Privacy. Here you can find an option called Blocked Contacts.
If you need to unblock someone, you can tap on the contact and select Unblock [contact_name] button.
However, if you are using an iOS mobile and you want to block someone on WhatsApp, you can follow this guide. Although options are almost the same, the locations are different. That’s why you may have a tiny problem finding the options.
How To Block Someone On WhatsApp For iOS
To block someone on WhatsApp for iOS, follow these steps-
- Select and open a contact’s chat window.
- Tap on the contact name.
- Select the Block Contact button.
- Tap on Block or Report and Block option.
At first, open the WhatsApp application on your iPhone and select a contact that you want to block. After that, open the respective chat window and tap on the contact name on the top menu bar. On the next screen, you can find an option called Blocked Contact.
You need to tap on this option. Then, you can find two options – Block, Report, and Block. As usual, if the person is spamming a lot of people, it is better to use the second option. Otherwise, you can make use of the Block option only.
If you want to find all the blocked contacts and unblock a specific person, you need to go to Settings > Account > Privacy. Here you can find an option named Blocked. Tap on it to see all the blocked contacts.
Now select a contact that you want to unblock. Following that, select the Unblock Contact option once.
That’s all! We hope this simple tutorial will help you a lot.