How to Block or Unblock Someone on WhatsApp

You can block or unblock someone on WhatsApp who is an unsaved number or your contact.

Let’s see how to do these in this post. I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12), Windows 11 PC, and iPhone X.

Note: Check out this guide if you want to know what will happen when you block someone.

Block Contact on WhatsApp

The below steps apply to the unsaved number too.

Android

If you’re using an Android phone, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp app and hit the contact chat you want to block.

If the contact you wish is unavailable in the Chats tab, hit the green icon at the bottom right and select the contact.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and select More.

Tap Block, which is between Report and Clear chat.

You can check “Report contact” in the popup to report the contact.

Hit Block, and that’s it.

Here are some alternative methods you can use to block:

Method #1

Open the chat and hit the name at the top. Scroll down until you see Block (contact name). Hit it.

Hit “Block” on the popup.

Method #2

Note: This method doesn’t apply to the unsaved number.

Open WhatsApp and hit the three vertical dots at the top right.

Select Settings > Account > Privacy.

Between Live location and Fingerprint lock, you can see Blocked contacts. Hit it.

Hit the icon at the top right and select the contact.

That’s it.

iPhone

If you’re using iPhone, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and hit the chat of the contact.

If you don’t see the contact chat in the Chats tab, hit the icon at the top right and select the contact.

Hit the contact name and scroll until you see the “Block (contact name)” option beneath Clear Chat.

Hit it and select Block in the popup.

That’s it.

Here’s an alternative method you can use to block:

Note: This method doesn’t apply to the unsaved number.

Hit the Settings tab at the bottom. Select Account > Privacy.

Between Live Location and Default Message Timer, you can see Blocked. Hit it.

Hit Add New, and you can choose the contact you like to block.

That’s all.

WhatsApp Web or Desktop App

Open the WhatsApp Desktop app or Web.

Hit the chat and click on the name at the top.

On the right sidebar, you can find Block (contact name). Hit it.

Click on the Block in the popup.

That’s it.

Here is an alternative method to do this task:

Note: This way doesn’t apply to the unsaved number.

Open the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app.

Hit the three vertical dots (if you’re on the Web) or three horizontal dots (if you’re on the app) on the left sidebar.

Click Settings > Privacy.

Click on Blocked contacts, and select Add blocked contact.

Choose the one you prefer.

That’s all.

Unblock Contact on WhatsApp

The below steps apply to the unsaved number too.

Android

If you’re using an Android phone, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp app and hit the contact chat you want to block.

If the contact you wish is unavailable in the Chats tab, hit the green icon at the bottom right and select the contact.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and select More.

Tap Unblock, and that’s it.

Here are some alternative methods you can use to unblock:

Method #1

Open the chat and hit the name at the top. Scroll down until you see Unblock (contact name). Hit it.

Method #2

Open WhatsApp and hit the three vertical dots at the top right.

Select Settings > Account > Privacy.

Between Live location and Fingerprint lock, you can see Blocked contacts. Hit it.

Hit the contact and select Unblock (contact name).

That’s it.

iPhone

If you’re using iPhone, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and hit the chat of the contact.

If you don’t see the contact chat in the Chats tab, hit the icon at the top right and select the contact.

Hit the contact name and scroll down until you see the “Unblock (contact name)” option.

Hit it, and that’s it.

Here’s an alternative method you can use to unblock:

Hit the Settings tab at the bottom. Select Account > Privacy.

Between Live Location and Default Message Timer, you can see Blocked. Hit it.

Swipe the contact you like to unblock to the left. Hit Unblock.

That’s all.

WhatsApp Web or Desktop App

Open the WhatsApp Desktop app or Web.

Hit the chat and click on the name at the top.

On the right sidebar, you can find Unblock (contact name). Hit it.

Hit Unblock in the popup.

That’s it.

Here is an alternative method to do this task:

Open the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app.

Hit the three vertical dots (if you’re on the Web) or three horizontal dots (if you’re on the app) on the left sidebar.

Click Settings > Privacy.

Click on Blocked contacts, and hit X beside the one you like to unblock.

Hit Unblock in the popup.

That’s all.

I hope this guide, “How to Block or Unblock Someone on WhatsApp,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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