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How to easily block and unblock contacts on Whatsapp

With more than one billion users, actively using WhatsApp Messenger making it the most popular messaging application in the world. The Facebook owned instant messaging app to send messages to contacts using your phone’s internet connection, unlike the usual SMS dilemma. Even though, OTT tax was implemented on this particular app and you either choose to pay or opt for a VPN, Nagging spammers are always on the hunt for new victims be it in groups.

Since not everyone is relevant in your phone, several peeps may halt your privacy for unrelaistic intentions. More so many may deserve a slot on your block list as we explore the whole process to grant them free transport off chatting with you. Afterall Whatsapp is free to download and use, blocking serval contacts is as well free and Lets dive into the broad options available.

Blocking an already saved contact

Android:

1. Open the WhatsApp app on your phone
2. Tap the menu icon ( ⁝ )at the top right corner of your screen.
3. Go to Settings , then Account, then Privacy, then select Blocked Contacts
4. Tap the add contact icon (–) a small icon the shape of a person with a plus sign at the top right corner.
5. A list will appear. Choose the contact you wish to block.

IOS:
1. Open the WhatsApp app on your phone
2. If you have a chat open, navigate back to the main Chats screen
3. Select the Settings icon at the bottom right of the screen, then Account , then Privacy, then Blocked
4. Tap Add New and choose the contact you wish to block

Windows Phone:
1. Open the WhatsApp app on your phone
2. Select More (⁝) then
Settings , then Contacts , then Blocked contacts
3. Select the plus icon at the bottom of the screen
4. Select the contact you wish to block.

Blocking an unknown or new number 

 

On Android:
1. Open the message from the unknown contact
2. Tap the Menu icon (⁝) , then Block
If the message is spam, you can report it. When you receive the first message from a number not in your phone, choose Report Spam.

IOS:
1. Open the message from the unknown contact
2. Tap the unknown number at the top of the screen
3. Select Block
If the message is spam, you can tap Report Spam and then Report and Block.

Windows Phone:
1. Open the message from the unknown contact
2. Select More (the three dot icon), then block and block again to confirm
If the message is spam, you can report it. When you receive the first message you can select Block and Report Spam . Select Block and then Block again to confirm.

Unblocking a number from your Whatsapp blacklist

We may all change our minds or make mistakes – so if you’ve blocked someone on WhatsApp and then have a change of heart, luckily, you can unblock them and resume the long missed chat. More so, you may wish to only block a friend for only a small portion of time.

Here’s how to unblock a contact, as per your operating system.

Android:
1. Open the WhatsApp app
2. Tap the Menu icon ⁝
3. Go to Settings , then Account, then Privacy, then select Blocked Contacts
4. Select and hold the name of the contact you want to unblock
5. A menu will pop up. Select Unblock

IOS:
1. Open the WhatsApp app
2. If you have a chat open, navigate back to the main Chats screen
3. Select the Settings icon at the bottom right of the screen, then Account , then Privacy, then Blocked
4. Swipe left on the name of the contact you want to unblock
5. Select Unblock

Windows Phone:
1. Open the WhatsApp app
2. Select More (the three dot icon), then
Settings , then Contacts , then Blocked contacts
3. Press and hold on the contact you wish to unblock until some options appear
4. Select Unblock.

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