WhatsApp is a popular messenger. It has many features that users are not even aware of. One of these is the ability to block contacts. It helps to get rid of annoying interlocutors. And how to remove a contact from "Vatsap" and how to block it? You can perform these actions in different ways.
In general, WhatsApp is intended for use on smartphones running Windows, Android and iPhone operating systems. But the popularity of this messenger has grown so much that the developers have developed a version for computers running Windows and MAC. The principle of operation of the application on all devices is identical and the procedure for deleting, blocking unwanted subscribers is the same.
And how to remove a contact from "Vatsap", what is needed for this? You can remove a contact from the messengeronly if the subscriber's number is deleted from the address book. The numbers stored in it are associated with the contacts of "Vatsap". If you want to remove the interlocutor from the application, you will have to delete his number completely.
If suddenly you want the subscriber to not be able to write to you in the messenger, but you don’t want to delete the number, then the developers provide the ability to block unwanted subscribers. So how to delete a contact from "Vatsap" on different devices, how to block an unwanted interlocutor?
Block on Android
To rid yourself of an unwanted caller on Android devices, you must do the following:
- In the application itself, you should open the menu, which looks like three vertical dots. It is located in the upper right corner of the main screen.
- In the window that appears, select the "Settings" item.
- Then you should select "Account" - "Privacy" - "Blocked".
Here the application shows which contacts are on the blocked list. To add unwanted contacts to this black list, you must click on the add contacts icon (looks like a man with a plus, located in the upper right corner). After that, a list of subscribers will appear, among which it remains to select unwanted ones and add them to the black list. After adding, neither you nor the subscriber will be able to send messages to each other, call.
And how to block a contact in WhatsApp directly fromchat? To do this, you need to go to the messenger chat page with an unwanted interlocutor and call the menu item. In it, select "More" - "Block". After that, it remains only to confirm this action in the window that appears.
After these actions, the number that you are tired of will not be able to disturb you, write and call. If advertising messages are constantly coming from this number, then it can be added to exceptions, i.e. to spam. After that, the subscriber will never be able to write or call you.
If someone in your WhatsApp contact list is sending ads and other types of spam, you can do the following:
- open the menu in the chat, select "View contact";
- in the window that opens, select "Report Spam".
After clicking this button, the contact information will be received by the developers, they will check and block the subscriber. This procedure will help save not only you, but also other users from those who bother with their mailing lists.
Do not flag regular users as spammers as this may result in your account being banned.
Lock on iPhone
And how to delete a contact from "Vatsap" on an iPhone? The steps to remove unwanted contacts are identical on all devices, as well as blocking unwanted callers. To prevent annoying interlocutors from getting messages, calls, you must:
- enter "Settings"messenger and select "Accounts" - "Privacy";
- this section has a "Blocked" item to select;
- add all unwanted subscribers to this section, but only from your contacts list.
If the annoying interlocutor is not in your contacts list, i.e. the number is not saved in the phone book, then you can add the subscriber to the black list from the chat page. To do this, open a chat with the number that you would like to add to the blocked ones. Then, on the chat menu page, choose to block a contact. Contacts on Android are blocked in the same way.
List of blocked subscribers
And how to remove a contact in "Vatsap" on the phone from the black list? Sometimes it happens that you need to contact the subscriber who is on this list. To do this, open the page with blocked contacts. From the list that appears, select the subscriber you want to unblock and click on it. Then the messenger will clarify whether you want to unblock the number or not. By confirming your action, the subscriber will be unblocked and will be able to send you messages, call.
You can also remove a subscriber from the blocked list via chat. This procedure is the same as blacklisting, but in reverse.