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Blocking and unblocking contacts

You can stop receiving WhatsApp messages, calls, and status updates from certain contacts by blocking them. Not sure what happens when you block someone? Learn more here.

To block a contact that is saved in your phone

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked, then tap Add New.
  3. Select the contact you wish to block from the list.

To block a number that is not saved in your phone

  1. Open the chat with the unknown contact.
  2. Tap Block.

If this message is spam, you will also have the option to Report Spam, then tap Report and Block.

To unblock a contact

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked.
  3. Swipe left on the contact's name, then tap Unblock.

Learn how to block or unblock a contact on: Android | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

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WhatsApp Support Team