HOW TO BLOCK A WHATSAPP CONTACT : How to block whatsapp contact has been a challenge to a lot of people most especially when they want to get rid of some annoying friend’s chat. Before the end of this article, all unwanted contact must have been blocked.
Just a lil intro…
Whatsapp has been a safe haven for almost everyone since it was created around 2009, it has also been a successful move from mobile texting with no smileys or pictures to a huge digital shift by bringing all of mobile texting difficulties to one platform with ease.
Before its inception we hear people go:
M: I’m sorry I couldn’t reply your text because of credit balance issues
H: Don’t you have Whatsapp?
Most likely ‘M’ won’t have a defense over that why? Almost all mobile network carriers now give you free access to Whatsapp conversations (depending on your tariff/plan) which I’m sure is as a result of less data consumption on the applications side. Definitely a plus from all indications.
Remember the title of this article? Yes, we are now faced with the question of ‘why would anybody want to block some other individual in such a sweet app that saves the day?’ well, quick response will be:
“Humans will always be humans”
HOW TO BLOCK A WHATSAPP CONTACT
BLOCKING A WHATSAPP CONTACT
As easy as it goes:
Tap on the said contact
The options button
And the “Block” option is right there
Go through settings
Tap on account
Tap on privacy
Tap on blocked
Then “Add new”
And voila! You got it right… Simple right?
You should also know you can do same for when you want to unblock that contact later.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BLOCK A WHATSAPP CONTACT
An equivalent to telling people “I don’t want to ever see you again” most times these same persons still come lurking. This applies to Whatsapp such that when you BLOCK a contact they can’t text you anymore. If at some point you decide to UNBLOCK them, the messages they left you during their lurking times won’t be delivered to you. That’s a plus I’ll say, or – not? Depending on the situation.
The account you blocked on Whatsapp can’t see anything you post on your Whatsapp page hey! I mean your last seen, status, stories, profile pictures will all be hidden from said blocked contact. Bliss!
Whatsapp has incorporated audio and video calls to their platform, it’s been a success and a life saver for most of its users. The contact you blocked on your Whatsapp world won’t have the access to audio or video call you. It goes both ways anyway.
You should also know that the message(s) they left you during that “Lurking” stage won’t be blue ticked, I mean as long as they are concerned you haven’t received them. And truthfully you haven’t received them.
There might also arise the need to unblock a Whatsapp contact, whatever be the reason hey, you should also know you can block that contact again should the need ever arise.
PLUS SIDES ON HOW TO BLOCK A WHATSAPP CONTACT
Who would have guessed there’s a plus side to using this feature from Whatsapp? Well here we go with the listing, as much as I can remember anyway.
- When you block a Whatsapp contact the contact doesn’t entirely leave your list of contacts. The only way to get rid of that contact is by deleting it from your phonebook.
- If you have a common group with the blocked Whatsapp contact, you and the said individual(s) can still have a conversation and share files through that group.
- Last but not the least, all conversations from both parties will still be intact.
Well, if I ever find myself in a group where I don’t need anyone contacting me personally *Hits Block Option* on all the contacts from that group and still interact with them normally from the group. Yaaay!
With the issue on HOW TO BLOCK A WHATSAPP CONTACT, I guess this article must have gone a long way to resolve that