WhatsApp: Here’s How to Block a Contact

Stop someone from interacting with you

Did you know that WhatsApp allows you to block contacts, preventing them from sending you messages or calls within the application? You also won’t see Status updates from users you’ve blocked. Our guide will show you how to block a contact in the WhatsApp app.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the WhatsApp app on iOS. Also note, this process is slightly different on iOS and Android.

Step 1: On iOS, tap “Settings” in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Note: On Android, tap the Menu button, and then tap “Settings.”

Step 2: Tap “Account.”

Step 3: Tap “Privacy.”

Step 4: On iOS, tap “Blocked.” On Android, tap “Blocked contacts.”

Step 5: On iOS, tap “Add New…” On Android, tap the “Add” button.

Step 6: Tap the contact you wish to block.

If you ever want to unblock a contact later on, first repeat Steps 1-4 above. On iOS, swipe from right to left on the contact you wish to unblock, and then tap “Unblock.” On Android, tap the contact you wish to unblock, and then tap “Unblock [Name].”