What Happens When You Block Someone On WhatsApp? The Facts You Need To Know

Blocking someone on WhatsApp is easy, but it’s useful to know what people see when you block them.

Before blocking somebody on WhatsApp it’s important that you understand what happens when you take this action. Let’s look at how you can get this done, and what the other person will see.

Overview of Blocking on WhatsApp

Blocking on WhatsApp is an important feature of the popular messaging app that allows users to control who they interact with.

This feature gives users the power to restrict or block anyone from sending them messages, making calls, and seeing their profile photo or status updates.

When a user blocks someone else, all interactions between the two are immediately halted and neither can exchange any content.

It’s also possible for blocked contacts to be completely removed from your contact list altogether if desired, and you can block someone without them knowing too.

Why Should I Block Someone?

There are many reasons why people choose to block someone on WhatsApp.

In some cases, it may be due to harassment or abuse such as receiving unwanted messages from strangers or online trolls.

Other times it may simply be because you no longer wish to keep in touch with a particular person – perhaps an ex-partner after a break up.

Whatever your reason for wanting to block someone, this feature offers much needed protection against undesired communication.

How Do I Block Someone?

To get started blocking someone on WhatsApp follow these steps:

  1. Open the chat window of the contact you want to block by tapping their name at the top of your chats list.
  2. Tap “More” (the three dots icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Select “Block Contact”; confirm your selection by tapping “Block” again when prompted.
  4. Finally, hit OK once more when asked if you would like notifications about new messages sent by this individual.

The process of blocking another person on WhatsApp is simple enough, and it’s worth doing if you want to stop them from messaging you.

What Happens When You Block Someone on WhatsApp

When you block someone on WhatsApp, you are essentially cutting off all communication with them.

This means that the person won’t be able to see any messages that you send or receive in any group chats that you’re both members of.

Additionally, they will not be able to view your profile information or call/video call you via WhatsApp.

This can make it difficult for the blocked user to keep up with conversations and stay connected with their friends who are still in the group chat.

What You Can No Longer See

The other side of blocking someone is what happens when you, as the blocker, lose access to certain features and conversations related to the blocked user.

For instance, if a message from this person appears in a group chat after they’ve been blocked, then it will no longer appear on your end.

If there was an ongoing conversation between yourself and this person before they were blocked (in either one-on-one or group chats) then this conversation will disappear from your chat list altogether once they’ve been blocked.

Privacy Concerns

Blocking someone on WhatsApp can be a useful tool for those who are dealing with cyberbullying or unwanted contact.

While it is an effective way to limit communication and keep your personal information safe, there is still potential for privacy concerns.

When you block someone on WhatsApp, they cannot see any of your profile information such as status updates, profile pictures, or even whether you’re online or not.

However, they may still be able to view group conversations that you’re both part of if the settings allow them to do so.

This could potentially reveal other private details about yourself that would otherwise have been kept hidden if the person was blocked in the first place.

Alternatives to Blocking Contacts in WhatsApp

Muting Conversations and Chats

WhatsApp offers another way to control notifications from contacts without having to block them.

Mute is a powerful feature that allows users to mute conversations or chats for various time intervals.

This prevents the user from receiving any future notifications about these conversations until it’s unmuted again, allowing them some peace of mind without having to completely block someone out of their life.

The great thing about this feature is that it can be used on individual or group chats so you can tailor your notification preferences accordingly.

To use this, just tap the conversation name at the top of the chat and select ‘Mute’ from the list of options available.

Custom Notifications

Another alternative which provides a bit more control over how you interact with certain contacts is custom notifications.

With this option, users can customize sound alerts as well as vibration patterns for specific people in their contact list; they are given complete freedom over what kind of alert they receive when communication takes place between themselves and those particular individuals.

To access this feature, once again press down on a conversation name at the top of its respective chat page before selecting ‘Custom Notifications’ in order to begin setting up personalised preferences for each contact involved in that conversation thread.

Archiving Conversation Threads

Lastly we have archiving conversations, which essentially moves threads away from our main view but does not delete them entirely like blocking does.

When archived, messages remain accessible via search if needed but no longer appear within our actual WhatsApp homepage.

This means that users simply need swipe left on an individual message or click/press down onto a conversation title at the top and then hit “archive” afterward in order to achieve such results.

Archived items will appear inside an Archive folder located towards bottom-right corner instead henceforth afterwards.

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By day he's an engineer and by night (well, evening or very early morning but night sounds way cooler) Alex runs the Apps UK ship. He has a keen interest in language, fitness & especially social media - he is always on the lookout for the next hot platform.

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