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How to block a person on WhatsApp

Do you have contacts that are a little too “active” on WhatsApp and your smartphone rings dozens of times a day? Perhaps it is the case to block or at least silence some of them. Do you agree? Well, then let's find out how to do it right away. Below you will find step-by-step instructions on how to block a person on WhatsApp and how to "silence" conversations.

In the first case, the contacts are completely blocked, this means that they can no longer view your online status and cannot communicate with you via chat or calls. By silencing a conversation, on the other hand, you can disable its notifications without preventing interactions by the users who are involved in them.



These are two extremely different solutions, so consider their adoption well and carefully choose the situations in which to adopt them. In both cases, however, there is the possibility to retrace one's steps and remove the previously imposed block. How? Find everything explained below. The indications are valid for all the main platforms of the mobile world: Android, iOS (iPhone) and Windows Phone, on the other hand the functions and menus of the app are almost the same on all operating systems.

Block a contact in WhatsApp for Android

The first step you need to take for block a person on WhatsApp on Android is to start the application, press the button (...) and select the item Settings give the menu to compare.

At this point, go on Account> Privacy, select the item Contacts blocked from the screen that opens and presses the icon oflittle man located at the top right to select the name of the person to block.


An alternative procedure to achieve the same result is to go to the tab Chat or in the tab Contacts of WhatsApp, select the name of the person to be blocked and first press the button (...) placed at the top right and then on the items More> Block present in the menu that opens.


To confirm the block of the selected contact, press the button OK that appears on the screen and the change will take effect immediately. People blocked on WhatsApp do not receive a direct notification of the event, however they can easily notice their status due to the fact that they can no longer send messages (or call) the people who blocked them.

Block a contact in WhatsApp for iPhone

If you have an iPhone, you can block unwanted contacts in WhatsApp by selecting the tab Settings which is at the bottom right and moving up Account> Privacy. At this point, "tap" on the item Blocked, pigia sul pulsating Aggiungi ... and select the contact to block.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can block a person on WhatsApp also through the cards Add to Wishlist e Chat application. All you have to do is select the person to block, press his name located at the top of the screen that opens and select the item Block this contact at the bottom of the page displayed next.

Then press on the button Block to confirm the operation and the selected user will be blocked in all WhatsApp conversations (except group ones).


Block a contact in WhatsApp for Windows Phone

WhatsApp is also available for Windows Phone, and also on Windows Phone it allows you to block unwanted contacts in an incredibly easy and fast way.

If you have a Lumia (or any other smartphone equipped with Microsoft's mobile operating system), to block a person on WhatsApp all you have to do is start the application, press the button (...) at the bottom and select the item settings give the menu to compare.

In the screen that opens, go to Contacts, Then Contacts blocked e pulsing sul pulsating capacitor positive (+) lead located at the bottom of the screen to select the name you want to block. The changes will take effect immediately.


Another procedure that allows you to obtain the same result is to select a contact from the card favorite of WhatsApp, press the button (...) located at the top right and choose the item info from the menu that appears. Then you have to press the button (...) located at the bottom right, you must select the item Block from the menu that appears and that's it.

Unblock a contact in WhatsApp

If after blocking a contact in WhatsApp you have second thoughts, don't worry, you can go back in a very simple way. All you have to do is go to the application settings and remove the desired names from the list of blocked contacts. Here are all the steps to take on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.


  • If you use Android, pigia sul pulsating (...) which is located in the upper right corner e select the item Settings from the menu that opens. Then go up Account> Privacy > Contacts blocked, "tap" on the name of the person to be unlocked and press the button Unblock [name] which appears in the center of the screen.

  • If you use an iPhone, select the scheda Settings of WhatsApp, go to Account> Privacy> Blocked, swipe from right to left on the contact to be unlocked and press the button Unlock that appears from the side.
  • If you use Windows Phone, presses the button (...) which is located at the bottom of the main WhatsApp screen and select the item settings from the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, go to contacts> blocked contacts, keep your finger pressed on the name you want to unlock and select the entry unlocks give the menu to compare.

The change will take effect immediately. The user you have unlocked will be able to see your online status again and will be able to interact with you via chat or voice calls.


How to "silence" a contact (or a group)

Se block a person on WhatsApp it seems too drastic an action, you can adopt a softer solution and silence the conversations that make your smartphone ring or vibrate more often. By silencing a contact, or rather, a conversation you will not hear the notifications relating to the latter but you will not block the other person who will therefore continue to view your status and can freely send you new messages.

To "silence" a person in WhatsApp, go to the tab Chat application and select the conversation that bothers you the most. Then press on the name of the other person you see in the top bar, choose the option silent and choose whether to silence the chat for 8 hours, 1 weeks or even Everlasting.

If you use an Android terminal you can also disable text notifications (as well as audio and vibrations). Just remove the check mark from the item Show notification. Unfortunately this option is not yet available in WhatsApp for iPhone.

Furthermore, please note that following the same procedure for group conversations you can also silence group notifications. Convenient, right? If you have second thoughts, don't worry, even in this case there are no problems retracing your steps. You can restore the sound and text notifications of a conversation by simply selecting the latter, pressing the name located at the top of the screen and moving to OFF the levetta silent (just swipe from right to left).

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