How to Block/Unblock and Delete Contacts in WhatsApp

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Are you tired of someone who is constantly nagging you on WhatsApp? Or maybe you don’t want to chat with someone for some reason, perhaps because of a headache. You have the right to keep your peace of mind. In this post, you’ll learn how you can prevent your WhatsApp contact from buzzing up your iPhone.

The blocking feature is available in most social networks because companies are diligently prioritizing Privacy first for their customers. It’s another thing that the companies consider themselves rightful for handling your data to whomever it wants – which is not always bad considering illegal practices can also take place on the platforms. But, companies have given us the ability to block any user from contacting or messaging us and viewing our profile. It’s a great measure to stop harassment and trolling online.

You can also delete your WhatsApp contact, and/or clear chats.

So, here’s how to block/unblock, delete contacts, and clear chats on your iPhone.

How to Block/Unblock Contacts in WhatsApp on iPhone

  1. Goto WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the chats tab below.
Tap on chats tab
  1. Tap on the new chat button. On the top right corner.
Tap on new chat icon
  1. Tap the person you want to block.
  2. Now Tap their name at the top.
Tap on the contacts name
  1. Next, scroll down and tap Block Contact.
Tap on Block Contact 1
  1. Tap Block Contact.

If you feel like you want to unblock your contact, it’s simple too; Just follow the above steps, and on the 6th step; Tap Unblock.

How to Clear Chats on WhatsApp

Perhaps you don’t wish to delete the contact, instead just the chat history from your iPhone. Then you can easily do it as well, here’s how:

  1. Goto WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the chats tab below.
Tap on chats tab
  1. Tap the chat you want to clear.
  2. Tap their name at the top.
Tap on the contacts name
  1. Next, scroll down and tap Clear Chat.
Tap on Clear Chat
Tap on Clear Chat
  1. Tap Delete All Messages.

How to Delete Contacts in WhatsApp

  1. Goto WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the chats tab below.
Tap on chats tab
  1. Tap on new chat button.
Tap on new chat icon 1
  1. Tap the contact you want to delete.
  2. Now Tap their name at the top.
Tap on the contacts name
  1. Tap on Edit Button. It’s on the top right corner.
Tap on Edit button
  1. Now, Tap Delete Contact.
Tap on Delete Contact
  1. Tap Delete Contact.
Tap Delete contact

Note: Deleting a WhatsApp contact will also delete it from your iPhone’s contacts, and vice versa. It’s because that’s how WhatsApp works.

Deleting the contact would remove them from your directory but you can still see them in the chats tab. To remove it, simply long-press your blocked contact’s chat and tap Delete chat in the pop-up menu.

After you have blocked your contact, their messages won’t be sent to you. And your blocked contact will see a single tick on their attempted messages. Regular WhatsApp users won’t take long to realize the literal meaning of that tick.

The steps above are not for iPhones only and are the same on Android as well. You just have to tap the three dots icon on the top right of the screen to access settings.

So there it is, now you can easily block, clear chat, and delete any contact, whenever you wish on your iPhone.

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