Are you fed up of receiving strange messages from unknown numbers on WhatsApp?
If you have received a message from people you don’t know and the same keeps happening, you can stop this by blocking these annoying people from contacting you again on WhatsApp.
There are number of methods you can put to use, as far as blocking WhatsApp contacts is concerned. However, remember that after blocking someone, you will not be able to receive any message from this number unless you change the settings and unblock the blocked number.
One way of getting rid of these strangers is by simply blocking them. Another way you can use to go around this problem is to change the settings in your account such that you are only visible to people you know.
How to block strangers on WhatsApp
Blocking unknown numbers on WhatsApp is not a hard task. In fact, it is one of the easiest undertakings that only require a few seconds or perhaps a minute. Once you block a contact on WhatsApp, s/he will not be able to see any of your last seen details. Furthermore, the blocked person will not be able to see your avatar and when they try sending you a message, only a single tick will appear on their messages, which indicates that the message has not even been delivered to the device holding the number in question.
To block a nagging unknown contact on WhatsApp, use the following steps:
- Launch your WhatsApp app and navigate to the specific contact that you want to block. Tap on the “Options” menu and from there, tap on “More”. The menu that pops up will let you block this contact.
- Alternatively, open WhatsApp and tap on “Options”. Follow this by tapping on “Settings>Account>Privacy>Blocked contacts” and when in there, you can easily add contacts to this list of blocked contacts by tapping on the “+” icon located at the top right corner of the app. However, this method will only work if the contact you want to block is in your phonebook.
If you are having any problems with strangers harassing you in one way or the other, you can use the above method to keep them off your account. Other security measures to take include allowing your contacts only to view your profile picture as well as “Last seen” status. This will ensure that only people whose contacts are in your phonebook can interact with you using WhatsApp.
You can always change this setting and remove some of the contacts you added to the Blocked contacts list so that they can be able to contact you. But before you do, none of them will be able to send you a message or call you on WhatsApp. The good part of it all is that no person will be notified that you have blocked them. This action stays anonymous and it’s only you that knows about the blocking procedure.