How to block a contact in WhatsApp?

delia25

How do I block someone who is a contact in WhatsApp? It is simple if they are not in my address book, there is a little “block” button, but the person I want to block is in my address book and I don’t want to remove them, just block them on WhatsApp. I’m using the iPhone version of the app, by the way.

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jimlynch
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Here's a link to the WhatsApp support page:

http://www.whatsapp.com/contact/

You can also email WhatsApp support at support@whatsapp.com

jellyfish25
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Here are the following instructions you should follow:

1. Open WhatsApp and click your Chats screen.

2. Open the Menu Button/Settings/account/privacy/blocked contacts and you will see all blocked contacts.

3. Tap the Add blocked contacts icon to the top right.

That's it!

MrsMith
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Go into whatsapp>settings>account>privacy>blocked.Click on the "Add New" button to add a contact to your block list. Source: http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/iphone/20950271 

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