How to Block Someone on WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is a messaging platform that has revolutionized the way we used to communicate. It has actually bridged the communication gap between two or more people. These days it’s damn easy to WhatsApp someone rather than talking in front.

Though it is quite a great platform, it also let’s other people message inappropriate stuff and texts which can cause severe irritation.

So, in that case, you might want to know how to block someone on WhatsApp? And in this article, we will be telling you about the same. So, let’s get started:

What Does Blocking Someone on WhatsApp Mean?

Before proceeding further, you should know what blocking someone on WhatsApp does?

1: If you have blocked someone on WhatsApp then you won’t be able to message or call the contact until you unblock them. Also, the blocked contact will not be able to message or call you through WhatsApp.

2: Though, the blocked contact won’t be able to see the changes you made to your profile picture section. Additionally, your status changes will also be not visible to the blocked contacts.

3: The timestamp, last seen and online details will not be visible to them, but you will not be removed from their contact list.

4: Once you unblock the contact, you will not be able to receive the messages sent during the blocked time span.

5: If you are associated with the blocked contacts through any WhatsApp group then you may be able to receive or send messages because they will appear in your group window.

How to Block Someone on WhatsApp?

Step #1: As the very first step, you will have to launch your WhatsApp application. You can do so by location the WhatsApp icon and then tap on it. This activity of yours will let you open the Whatsapp application on your device. Once you are done with this, then you are good to go to the next step.


Step #2: In this step, you need to open the menu. For this, you will have to tap on the three vertical dots like an icon, and this will open a menu for you. From the options which will appear as a result of your recent activity, you have to select the “settings” option. This will open the settings screen with some options in it.


Step #3: After successfully completing step #2, you need to tap on the “account” option which is positioned just below the “Profile” option. After this, you have to tap on “Privacy” which appears to be the very first option in the subsequent window.


Step #4: You are now just a few steps away from blocking contacts on WhatsApp. Once you are on the “Privacy” window, you will have to scroll down a bit to reach for the “Blocked Contacts” option which falls under the “Messaging” section. Once found, all that you have to do is to tap on it. This will land you to the next window and for further instructions; you will have to check the next steps.


Step #5: If you have blocked some contacts previously then they will appear on your screen and if you have not then you will have some instructions about blocking someone on WhatsApp.


In order to block a contact, all that you have to do is to tap on the icon which appears at the top right corner of the window, and this will open your contact list.

All that you require is to tap on the contact, and this will ultimately block the selected contact.

Always remember that you must have internet access for this else you will not be able to block anyone of WhatsApp.
You can revert your action by tapping on the contact appearing at the “Blocked Contacts” section and tapping on the dialog box which follows. This will unblock the contact from WhatsApp.

If you want to block an unknown number which is not in your contact list, then it’s damn easy to block such a number. For this, all that you have to do is to tap on the “Block” button which appears when an unknown number messages you on WhatsApp.

[Additional Information] How to Know If Someone Has Blocked You on WhatsApp or Not?

You might be interested to know how you will get to know if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp or not. Well, WhatsApp officially doesn’t have any such feature. However, there are some indications from which we can conclude that we have been blocked by someone. Here are some of those indications with which you can conclude the same:

1: If you are doubtful that someone has blocked you on WhatsApp then you should consider looking for the last seen timestamp. If ever, the person has blocked you then you might not be able to see the last seen timestamp.

2: If the display picture of the suspected person never changes for you then this is also one of the indications that you might have been blocked by the person.

3: If you have messaged the person and you are not able to see the double tick sign ever then probably you have been blocked by that contact.

If most of the above indications imply for you, then you have certainly been blocked by the user, and that’s certainly bad news. You cannot do anything until the user unblocks you.

Final words.

This final words section brings us to the end of this tutorial cum guide on “how to block someone on WhatsApp?” We hope that we were efficient enough to satisfy your curiosity about this topic.

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Arun Singh is a experienced server management geek and he has more than 8 years of experienced handling hosting server and he do sometimes share his knowledge in digital marketing. He currently with private company in Mumbai, India and he handles server management at

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