Block someone on WhatsApp: how to do it? This is the doubt of many Brazilians, especially those who are not very familiar with the messaging application. With this audience in mind and aiming to make life easier for users in general, the platform has announced the creation of a new tool. With this unique feature, it will be even easier to block contacts with apps.
When you block someone on WhatsApp, the contact in question is prevented from sending messages, checking their photo and seeing all other profile information, such as their online status and last seen. Remember that, in the privacy settings of the app, you can also define which contacts have access to this information. With that in mind, see below everything you need to know about the new WhatsApp tool!
WhatsApp is the third most popular social network in Brazil
Did you know that WhatsApp is currently the third most popular social network in Brazil? The application is essential for the lives of countless Brazilians, whether to chat with friends, get in touch with family or even to work.
Among the most popular apps in Brazil, WhatsApp is second only to Facebook and YouTube. The app thus surpasses platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Twitter with an advantage of millions of users.
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Blocking someone will be easier with the new WhatsApp tool
Currently, WhatsApp is preparing to launch a unprecedented functionality that appears with the aim of making life easier for users who want to block contacts with the app.
The novelty was revealed for the first time by the WABetaInfo website, a technological platform specialized in first-person dissemination, the main news of WhatsApp.
This shortcut to block contacts is already active Beta (experimental) release of the 184.108.40.206 application template.
Apparently, the tool will be implemented through a link in the menu in the upper right corner of the application. With this it will be possible to block contacts without accessing the “Contact information” section, as is currently the case.
Contact blocking is definitely not new to WhatsApp. All versions of the application have this tool, and with the creation of the link, the goal of the platform is simply to simplify the blocking process.
So far, the menu that appears at the top right of the WhatsApp screen It only has the following functions:
- Add shortcut to conversation;
- See contact;
- Mark as read;
- Select all.
THE lock buttonas such, it appears only when users select a contact on the Conversations screen and click on the menu that also appears in the upper right corner of the screen.
Will the new tool allow simultaneous blocking of contacts?
With the release of the novelty, many WhatsApp users began to wonder: will the new function allow simultaneous blocking of contacts? That is: block more than one person at the same time.
So far we don’t know if the new feature will allow you to block more than one person at the same time. This feature is highly requested by users and, therefore, may be implemented in upcoming app updates (although the possibility has not been confirmed by app representatives.
Is there a new tool to block contacts on WhatsApp now?
Currently, the shortcut to block contacts in WhatsApp only appears in Beta (under development) versions of the app.
Therefore, the novelty is not yet available to the general public of the application. More often than not, WhatsApp tests its new features gradually, making them available to a specific group of users before rolling out the updates to all subscribers.
So, when will the WhatsApp lock shortcut be rolled out to all users? According to WABetaInfo, the new feature does not yet have a date to be implemented.
Soon, users will have to wait for the official announcement from the META company to block contacts more easily.
How to block someone on WhatsApp these days? Step by step
As mentioned above, WhatsApp should soon roll out a special tool that it will make life easier for those who want to block contacts with the application.
However, as you can already see, the unprecedented functionality is not yet available to all users. In reverse: the tool appears only in the 220.127.116.11 template of the trial version of the app.
In this way, until the effective implementation of the blocking tool, WhatsApp users must follow the old step by step to block contacts.
We show below the complete tutorial to block someone on WhatsApp; to watch!
- Enter WhatsApp on your smartphone;
- Click on the message box icon (located at the bottom right of the screen);
- At that point, you will see your complete list of contacts;
- Find the contact you want to block;
- Click on the contact (as if you were about to start a conversation with him);
- Touch the three dots located at the top right of the screen;
- In the menu that appears next, click on “more”;
- In the next menu, click on “block” (or block, if you use the app in English);
- Confirm the block by clicking on “block” in the message that appears on the screen;
- Ready! From that moment on, the blocked contact will no longer be able to send you messages on WhatsApp.
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Is it possible to unblock a contact on WhatsApp?
Yup! Just as it is possible to block someone on WhatsApp, users of the messaging app can also unblock previously blocked contacts.
For this, the step by step is very simple. See below how to do this:
- Log in to WhatsApp on your smartphone;
- Tap the message box icon (located at the bottom right of the screen);
- With this, you will see your complete list of contacts;
- Find the contact you want to unblock;
- At that moment, you will see the phone number, name and photo of the blocked contact appear in gray;
- Click on the contact;
- In the message that appears on the screen, click on “unblock”;
- Ready! From there, you can chat with the contact in the normal way.
straight! It is important to remember that only the person who blocked can unblock the blocked contact. That is: if you have been blocked by someone, it is not possible to reverse the blocking individually.
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