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How to block a number on WhatsApp, whether it is in the contacts or not

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There’s an easy way to keep some people at bay on WhatsApp: by blocking them. After blocking a person, they are already can’t get in touch with you nor see personal data such as your profile picture or last connection time.

Blocking someone on WhatsApp is very easy, although the process may be a little different if you have a chat with that person, if they belong to your contacts or if you only know the number but you don’t have it saved. We tell you how to block someone in all these cases.

Block someone on WhatsApp from their chat

The easiest way to block someone is from their chat. If you already have an open chat with the person you want to block, all you need to do is tap the menu button ⋮ at the top and choose Plusthen touch Block.

At that time WhatsApp it will ask you for confirmation whether you really want to block that person, reminding you that by doing so you will no longer be able to send messages or calls. In no case is the other person notified that you have blocked them, although they may know it from certain clues.


Optionally, it is possible to check a box to report the contact to WhatsApp, which sends the latest messages to WhatsApp as proof that this person could be harassing, sending spam or other circumstances that go against the terms of use of the application. This is the summary of the steps to block someone on WhatsApp with whom you already have an open chat:

What if you don’t have an open chat, but that person has made calls to you on WhatsApp? You can also block that person easily and without having to navigate through the menus. Instead, you will need to go to the calls, tap on the corresponding call and, in it, use the context menu to block that person. These are the steps:

  • Tap on the tab calls

  • Tap on the call from that person you want to block

  • Tap the menu button ⋮ at the top

  • tap on Block

  • Press Block

Block a contact on WhatsApp

If you want to block someone you have in your contacts but with whom you do not have an open chat, the process is a little different. Instead, you can block that person without opening a new chat, from the app’s settings.

You must enter the WhatsApp settings and enter the menu Bill and then Privacythen scroll down to the bottom and press blocked contacts. In the upper right corner there is a button to choose contacts from your address book that you want to block on WhatsApp.

Block contact

WhatsApp allows you choose the contacts to block one by one, so if you want to block several people at once you will have to repeat the process a few times. This is the summary of the steps to block a contact with whom you do not have an open chat:

  • In WhatsApp, tap on the menu button ⋮

  • Go into Settings

  • tap on Bill

  • tap on Privacy

  • tap on blocked contacts

  • Click the add contact button at the top

  • Choose the contact you want to block from your phonebook

Block a phone number on WhatsApp

Lastly, there will be people whom you do not want to have neither in WhatsApp nor in your mobile contacts. It should be noted here that if you block someone on WhatsApp and then remove them from your contacts, the block remains, so this is always an option.

However, in cases where want to block a phone number on WhatsApp preventively and without adding to your contacts, there is a clever way to do it, with the trick to open a chat with anyone who is not in your contacts. It’s an old trick that involves in a web browser opening the addresséfonoChangingéfono by the phone number you want to block and including the country code.

block number

The website will only show the button continue to chat, which will open a chat on WhatsApp as long as that number has a registered account. You don’t need to type anything: instead, press the button Block on top. These are the steps:

  • In a web browser, open the addresséfonowith the phone number you want to block and including the country code

  • Press continue to chat

  • Press Block

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