How to Add or Remove People from “Blocked contacts” in WhatsApp

Add or remove people from blocked contacts in WhatsApp

This article provides a walkthrough on how to add or remove contacts from WhatsApp’s “Blocked contacts” list on mobile devices. Using this feature can protect users from receiving unwanted messages or calls. The process involves accessing the settings option within the app and modifying the “Blocked contacts” settings under Privacy.

This article explains how to add or remove people from “Blocked contacts” in WhatsApp on mobile devices.

WhatsApp is a popular cross-platform messaging app that allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share files, and more.

One can configure many settings with the WhatsApp app in Windows, including starting the WhatsApp app at loginturning read receipts on or offturning notifications on or offturning automatic downloads on or offclearing and deleting chats, and more.

On mobile devices, you can turn the fingerprint lock feature on or offturn disappearing messages on or offturn last seen and online status on or off, silence unknown callers, and more, which are unavailable on the desktop.

Another setting on the mobile version unavailable on the desktop version of WhatsApp is a “Blocked contacts” list. People on the blocked contacts list cannot call or send you messages on WhatsApp.

There could be various reasons why someone would want to add or remove people from WhatsApp’s “Blocked contacts” list. For instance, if someone is bothering you or sending unwanted messages, you can block that person from receiving messages or calls from them.

Similarly, if you have previously blocked someone but want to unblock them, you can remove them from the “Blocked contacts” list.

Add or remove people from “Blocked contacts” in WhatsApp

As mentioned above, users can add or remove people from WhatsApp’s “Blocked contacts” list. This is useful to stop unwanted messages or calls.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open and launch the WhatsApp app on your mobile device.

Turn Last seen and online status on or off in WhatsApp

When the app opens, click the Settings and More button (vertical dots) at the top right corner.

Then click Settings on the context menu.

WhatsApp settings and more button

On the Settings screen, select Privacy to expand it.

Turn Last seen and online status on or off in WhatsApp

Select “Blocked contacts” on the Privacy screen to open the settings.

WhatsApp blocked contacts

On the Blocked contacts setting page, click the People Add button to add someone to your Blocked contacts.

Add or remove people from Blocked contacts WhatsApp

On the list, select the person to block. To unblock a person, return to Privacy -> Blocked contacts.” Then, select the person and click Unlock.

That should do it!


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