How to Block Someone on WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is a fun way to keep in touch with your friends, but it can become really annoying when someone you don’t know or like keeps trying to talk to you. Sometimes you may also want to keep business associates from contacting you via the messaging app. Here’s how to block people on WhatsApp in a few simple steps.

1. Go to Settings.

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2. Tap Chat Settings

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3. Select Block or Blocked if you’ve already somehow blocked someone. 

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4. Tap Add New. 

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5.  Scroll through your contacts and select the person you wish to block

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And you’re done. That person will be added to a list of blocked contacts, and you can see who has been blocked at Step 4. To unblock someone, repeat steps 1 to 4, then tap the edit button at the top right.

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Hit the red badge that shows up next to your friend’s name.

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Tap Unblock.

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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