WhatsApp is one of the best chat apps out there in the entire world, with two billion users all around the world. However, due to the fact that it is so popular, it is also the best target for scammers and spammers. You can get a lot of messages without your permission. We are here to help you with this matter. This is how to block and unblock someone on WhatsApp.
It is very easy to block a number that suddenly popped up your phone, be them, scammers or strangers. This is the thing with WhatsApp. Even if someone is not in your contact list, they can still send you messages. Some people get the hint and leave you alone. Others will keep trying to get in contact with you, so there is just not another easy way out, just to block their number.
When you get a message from an unknown number, WhatsApp sees that you don’t have that number in your contacts list, so it prompts you to block them or to add them as a contact. If you don’t get that message, here is how to block the number.
How to block someone on WhatsApp?
First, you need to open WhatsApp and open the chat with the person you want to block. Then, tap on the three dots that are placed in the top right, then click on More, then on Block. Then Tap on Report and Block or Block. If you think that the person is a spammer than select Report and Block, thing that will let WhatsApp know that they should not be on this platform. But don’t report anyone, but people who spread fake news, or who are breaking the WhatsApp terms of service. After you block a person, any message from that person will show as sent, with one check, but not delivered, with two checks. They won’t be able to call you, see your profile picture, or see your latest login time.
We figured that out, but what if you want to unblock someone on WhatsApp?
If you have blocked someone by mistake, or if you did it on purpose, but you changed your mind in the meantime, and you want to talk to that person, you can unblock them – it’s very easy.
So here is how to unblock someone on WhatsApp
First of all, you need to open WhatsApp and go to the home screen. From there, tap on the three dots placed in the top right, then go to Settings. Then tap on Account, then Privacy, then on Blocked contacts, that’s placed at the bottom. Then, tap on the name or number that you want to unblock, then tap on Unblock (name/number).
If you want to block many people at once, you can do it by tapping on the plus icon, placed in the top right. Keep in mind that if you unblock someone, you still won’t be able to recover any of the messages they have sent to you after you have blocked them.
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