How to Block Someone on WhatsApp (and Unblock) on Android

Block & Unblock Someone on WhatsApp on a Android Phone

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

And also how to block an unknown number (number that's not in your contacts list / not saved in your phone).

This tutorial should work for all Android smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Huawei, Lenovo, Motorola Moto, OnePlus X, Google Nexus, HTC, LG, and many other smartphones running Android.

But first:

When you block someone on WhatsApp you will no longer receive any messages and calls from this person.

Blocked contacts will not be able to start a chat with you.

And:

Your status, last seen and online information will also no longer be visible to this person.

And now:

How to Block Someone on WhatsApp (Android)

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the menu button.

For most Android devices the WhatsApp menu button is a physical button on your smartphone located at the bottom left or bottom right and for some devices the menu button is located in the top right corner of the screen. The icon for the menu button will look different on different phones.

whatsapp menu buttons on android

3. Tap on "Settings".

4. Tap on "Account".

5. Tap on "Privacy".

6. Tap on "Blocked Contacts".

7. Tap on the "+ contact" (add contact) icon located at the top right of the app.

8. Tap on the contact you wish to block.

This contact is now blocked.

How to Block an Unknown Number on WhatsApp (Android)

1. Open the chat with the unknown number (unknown person).

2. Tap on "Block".

This number is now blocked.

When you receive the first message from an unknown number (a number that's not stored on your phone), you will also have the "Report Spam" option. When using this option, the number will be reported and blocked

How to Unblock Someone on WhatsApp (Android)

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the menu button.

For most Android devices the WhatsApp menu button is a physical button on your smartphone located at the bottom left or bottom right and for some devices the menu button is located in the top right corner of the screen. The icon for the menu button will look different on different phones.

whatsapp menu buttons on android

3. Tap on "Settings".

4. Tap on "Account".

5. Tap on "Privacy".

6. Tap on "Blocked Contacts".

7. Long press (tap and hold) on the contact's name.

8. Tap on "Unblock" from the pop up menu.

This contact is now unblocked.

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