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Block a Phone Number on Whatsapp

Whatsapp is the most the most widely used instant messaging app at the moment and it has permeated into every fabric of our social, academic and business life. It allows you to communicate with your friends, family and colleagues online without at no extra cost. In fact, you don’t pay any SMS charge or fee.

As it stands, Whatsapp is free and readily available for every type of platform in existence; i.e android, iPhone and windows. It is FREE and you can download it online, from the particular app stores and use it. Recently, Facebook inc. and it keeps on updating so oftenly with new features and emojis.

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With Whatsapp, you can share messages, photos and even videos with your friends. However, what happens when that guy keeps pestering you with chats at ungodly hours of the night? You want to block him right? You don’t want to receive his/her pictures again? Have you ever thought of that ? what happens when you block someone on whatsapp or somebody blocks you ?

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Don’t worry in this tutorial we will show you how to Block an Unwanted Phone Number and Know If Someone Has Blocked You.

How to Block a Contact On Whatsapp

To block a contact that is saved in your phone
  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the Menu Button > Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts. This page displays all contacts that you have blocked.
  3. Tap the Add in the top right.
  4. Select the contact you wish to block from the list.

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To block a number that is not saved in your phone
  1. Open the chat with the unknown contact.
  2. Tap Block.

When you receive an initial message from an unknown contact, you will also have the option to Report Spam. This will report the user and add the user to your Blocked list.

To unblock a contact
  • Tap the Menu Button > Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts.
  • Tap and hold on the contact’s name.
  • Select Unblock from the pop up menu.

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Alternatively, you can simply send a message to the contact you blocked and you will be prompted to unblock the contact.

How to Know If Someone Blocked You (3 Ways)

  • Check whatsapp profile pic

If someone has blocked you on whatsapp, you won’t be able to see his/her profile pic. This is one simple way

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  • Look last seen time-stamp

If the last seen feature of whatsapp is active in your account, then you will be able to see the person last seen. But if she has blocked you on whatsapp then you won’t be able to see his/her last seen status.

  • Check message delivery (double tick mark)

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Seriously, if you were blocked, you will certainly have undelivered messages. You won’t see the double tick mark sign on messages. You already know double tick mark (read receipts)/ blue ticks is the acknowledgement that the messages is being delivered. So if your messages are not being delivered it simply means that it may be if the person is not in internet range or you’re blocked.

I will like to know about some other tricks to blocking and knowing when someone blocks you on whatsapp. Leave a Reply for me in the comments below.

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