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Restrict contacts from sending you messages
What for: To keep out spam.
Any WhatsApp user who knows your phone number can send you a message. If you have been targeted by fraudsters or spammers, you can block the unwanted users. You can also block users from whom you do not want to receive messages for any other reason.
Blocked users will not know you’ve blacklisted them. They will not be able to call you or view your status updates, and any messages they send will be marked as undelivered. You will not see those messages at all.
To block a user:
- Open the chat with the contact you want to block;
- Tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen;
- Select Contact info;
- In the window that opens, click Block in the list at the bottom and confirm your selection.
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Protect WhatsApp against hacking
What would have happened if you had chosen another privacy level?
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