Block a WhatsApp contact on Android
If you use a smartphone Android and you want block a WhatsApp contact, the first step you need to take is to start the official app of the service on your device and then go to the tab Chat. Then select the name of the person you want to block by pressing on it, tap on the symbol of three dots located at the top right, select the item Block from the menu that appears and presses on the item Block per confermare l'operazione.
Alternatively, you can also act from the main WhatsApp screen: after pressing the tab Chat, presses on the symbol of three dots located at the top right, go to Settings> Accounts> Privacy> Blocked contacts and presses the icon oflittle man with the symbol capacitor positive (+) lead opposite located at the top right, to select the contact to block.
Users blocked on WhatsApp do not receive a notification that warns them of their status, however they can easily notice what happened as they are unable to send messages or make calls to users who have imposed the block (as I have already explained to you in another tutorial ).
If you do not want to be disturbed by a user but at the same time you want to avoid blocking him, you can "silence" his conversations by going to the tab Chat of WhatsApp, by making a long tap on his name and then pressing the icon ofcrossed out loudspeaker at the top right. In the box that opens, choose whether to "mute" the conversation for 8 hours, 1 weeks o Everlasting I awarded OK to save the changes. If in addition to the sounds you want to delete the notifications for the conversation, uncheck the item Show notification.
In case of second thoughts, you can reactivate his "silenced" chat by repeating the above steps and tapping on thespeaker always placed at the top right.
If, on the other hand, you want to unblock a contact previously blocked on WhatsApp, go back to the home screen of the app, press the button with the three dots at the top right and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, select the items Account> Privacy> Blocked contacts, presses on the name of the user to unlock and press Unblock [name] but I will complete the operation.
Block a WhatsApp contact on iPhone
You have a iPhone and would like to know how to block a contact on WhatsApp? The steps you need to perform on your "iPhone by" are not so different from those I described in the chapter dedicated to the version of WhatsApp for Android devices.
The first step you need to take is to start the famous messaging app and go to the tab Chat, pressing the icon of two comics at the bottom right. Then you have to select the name of the contact you want to block, press on name of the person that appears at the top of the screen and then select the option Block contact from the menu that opens. You will be asked to confirm the operation: press on Block and the game will be done.
Alternatively, you can go to the section Settings of WhatsApp, select the items Account> Privacy> Blocked from the menu that opens and press the button Aggiungi ... to “manually” select the contacts to block.
If you do not want to permanently block a person but simply want to "silence" them temporarily, go to the section again Chat of WhatsApp, select the conversation to be silenced and press the name of the other person at the top of the screen.
At this point, press on the option silent, choose whether to "silence" the chat for 8 hours, 1 weeks o Everlasting And that's it. This procedure can also be used for group chats. Unfortunately you cannot cancel the text notifications of individual contacts as it happens on Android.
In case of second thoughts, you can reactivate the audio of a chat by returning to the menu with the contact information, by pressing the option again silent and choosing the voice Turn on audio give the menu to compare.
If, on the other hand, you want to unblock a previously blocked contact, go to the menu Settings of WhatsApp, select the items Account> Privacy from the screen that opens and presses on the option Blocked. At this point, swipe from right to left on the name to be unlocked, press the red button Unlock that appears sideways and the changes will take effect immediately.
Block a WhatsApp contact on a computer
If you wish block a contact from your computer, know that you can do it using the client of the service or its Web version (if you remember, I told you about both solutions in the guide dedicated to the operation of WhatsApp on PC).
To proceed, then, access WhatsApp through its official client or by connecting to WhatsApp Web, press the button depicting the three dots or the symbol (⌵) at the top and select the item Settings give the menu check if you press.
Next, press on the voice Blocked located on the sidebar located on the left, click on the button Add contact to block and select the contact you intend to act on from the menu that opens. Once this operation is completed, the contact you have selected will be effectively blocked.
In case of any second thoughts, you can revoke the block by performing the reverse procedure to the one I just showed you. Then go to the menu Settings> Blocked and click on (X) which is located in correspondence with the name of the contact you had previously blocked and confirm the operation by pressing the button Unlock.
Instead of blocking a contact, you want mute a contact or group which are you a part of? I guarantee you that even performing this operation is not complicated at all. In this case, all you have to do is turn off sounds and notifications from the contact or group you are interested in "silence", so as not to receive notifications from messages from the latter.
To succeed in your intent, click on the symbol (⌵) that appears when the mouse passes over the name of the contact or group in question, then presses on the item silent and choose the time frame in which you want to disable his and notifications from the contact or group in question (eg. 8 hours, 1 weeks o Everlasting).
To cancel the change made, click again on the symbol (⌵) that appears when you hover over the name of the contact or group you have previously silenced and then presses on the item Silent cancel give the menu check if you press.