How to Block Someone On WhatsApp

WhatsApp has really grown to become one of the most used apps on earth. Although the messaging service started with only a few users, it now has an overwhelming number of users with the actual number of users on the platform running into millions.

There are several features incorporated into the platform and one such feature is the block feature that allows you to prevent others from seeing whatever you do on the platform. However, these people might have their numbers saved in your phone’s directory.

In this article, we will be taking a look at how you can carry out a block feature on WhatsApp without any ‘wahala’.

About WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger, or simply WhatsApp, is a freeware, cross-platform centralized instant messaging (IM) and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service owned by the American company Meta Platforms that is available worldwide (formerly Facebook).

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Users can send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other content. WhatsApp’s client application is available on mobile devices as well as computers.

WhatsApp Inc. of Mountain View, California, created the client application, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US$19.3 billion.

By 2015, it had become the world’s most popular messaging app, with more than 2 billion users worldwide by February 2020.

By 2016, it had surpassed email as the primary mode of Internet communication in Latin America, the Indian subcontinent, and large parts of Europe and Africa.

About WhatsApp Block Feature

As earlier indicated, WhatsApp has a block feature and this allows you to prevent people from seeing any activity that you perform on the platform.

Blocking someone on WhatsApp is something that can be done within a few seconds with just a few clicks on your WhatsApp account through your WhatsApp settings.

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How to block someone on WhatsApp

To block someone on WhatsApp, navigate to the chat with the person. Click on the person’s name or profile located on the top part of your screen.

This will open the person’s profile showing his or her display photo and all that you will have to do now is to scroll to the bottom of the page where you will locate ‘BLOCK THIS NUMBER’.

Click on the ‘BLOCK THIS NUMBER’ and you will be asked if you are sure of the action that you want to take. You can proceed by clicking ‘YES’ to get the number blocked.

Once you block a number on WhatsApp, the number cannot send you messages, the number will not be able to see your WhatsApp display photo as well as your status. Additionally, the person can never make video and voice calls via WhatsApp with you.

Why People Block others on WhatsApp

There are several reasons why people tend to block others on WhatsApp. One of the major reasons is that you might feel that someone is spying on you so you would want to prevent him or her from knowing your activities. At a point, you might feel that someone is becoming a nuisance in your life so you would want to cut contact with such a person on every platform so you might block him or her on WhatsApp as well.

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