Undoubtedly, WhatsApp is my favorite messaging app. Whenever I have to communicate with my friends or loved ones instantly; it’s my go-to the app just like most people. Indeed, messaging experience had never been so effortless before, had it?
There are a number of user-friendly features which have been readied to enhance user-experience. Besides, there is an option to block/unblock a contact if you no longer want to communicate with him/her.
Personally, I have had to block a number of WhatsApp users with whom I just didn’t want to communicate anymore due to personal reasons.
There have been quite a few occasions when I received a message from unknown persons. Fortunately, I was able to block them easily in order to prevent them from sending the anymore message to me.
How to Block a WhatsApp User on Android
Step #1. If you ever receive any message from an unknown person whom you want to block so that he/she won’t be able to send you an anymore message, tap on the Menu icon (three dots) from the top right corner.
Step #2. Next up, you will have to tap on More.
Step #3. Tap on Block.
Step #4. You will be asked to confirm. Tap on OK in the popup.
That’s it! You have successfully blocked this contact.
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How to Unblock a Number or Contact a WhatsApp User on Android
There have been several occasions in past when I had to unblock a WhatsApp user. Once, I had blocked one of my classmates with whom I just didn’t wish to communicate. Later, we became friends again and thought it would be better to bury all hatchets.
Step #1. First off, you will have to launch WhatsApp on your Android device.
Step #2. Tap the menu icon from the top right corner.
Step #3. Tap on Settings.
Step #4. Next up, you have to tap on Account.
Step #5. Tap on Privacy.
Step #6. Tap on Blocked Contacts in order to see all the blocked numbers and contacts.
Step #7. Tap on the Contact number which you wish to unblock. Tap on Unblock.
(Alternately, you can open the Contacts, search the person you have blocked, tap and hold the contact name and then tap on Unblock.)