How to block someone on WhatsApp (and unblock) on Android

This tutorial will show you step by step how to block and unblock someone on WhatsApp on an Android phone.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei, OnePlus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

How to block someone on WhatsApp without opening the message

1. Open the WhatsApp app.

2. Tap on the menu button.

How the menu button looks like, differs per smartphone. The image below shows a few examples of menu buttons.

WhatsApp menu buttons on Android phones

3. Tap on Settings.

WhatsApp settings

4. Tap on Account.

WhatsApp account settings

5. Tap on Privacy.

WhatsApp privacy settings

6. Under Messaging, you tap on Blocked contacts.

WhatsApp blocked contacts

7. Tap on the “+ contact” icon.

Add someone to the blocked contacts list in WhatsApp

8. Tap on the contact you want to block.

This contact is now blocked.

How to block someone on WhatsApp (method 2)

1. Open the WhatsApp app.

2. Open a chat with the contact you want to block. You don't need to type anything.

3. Tap on the menu button.

How the menu button looks like, differs per smartphone. The image below shows a few examples of menu buttons.

WhatsApp menu buttons on Android phones

4. Tap on More.

WhatsApp chat more options

5. Tap on Block.

Block someone on WhatsApp

A small confirmation popup window will appear.

6. Tap on BLOCK.

Block someone on WhatsApp

This contact is now blocked.

How to block someone on WhatsApp (method 3)

1. Open the WhatsApp app.

2. Open a chat with the contact you want to block. You don't need to type anything.

3. Tap on the name of the contact.

WhatsApp contact

You will be brought to a screen with information about the contact.

4. Tap on Block.

Block someone on WhatsApp

5. Tap on BLOCK.

Block someone on WhatsApp

This contact is now blocked.

How to unblock someone on WhatsApp

1. Open the WhatsApp app.

2. Tap on the menu button.

How the menu button looks like, differs per smartphone. The image below shows a few examples of menu buttons.

WhatsApp menu buttons on Android phones

3. Tap on Settings.

WhatsApp settings

4. Tap on Account.

WhatsApp account settings

5. Tap on Privacy.

WhatsApp privacy settings

6. Under Messaging, you tap on Blocked contacts.

WhatsApp blocked contacts

7. Long press on the contact you want to unblock.

8. Tap on Unblock ....

Unblock someone on WhatsApp

This contact is now unblocked.


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Reference:

WhatsApp.com