Block calls from WhatsApp on Android

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Block calls from WhatsApp on Android
Block calls from WhatsApp on Android
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This article will show you how to block calls from specific WhatsApp users and how to turn off new call notifications on your Android. There is no way to block all calls from WhatsApp, but blocking users and/or notifications can have the same result.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Block a contact

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your Android

It's a green icon with a white speech bubble and a phone inside. It's usually on your home screen.

  • By blocking a contact you prevent them from calling you or sending messages via WhatsApp.
  • It is not possible to block the person's calls and still receive his or her messages.
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Step #2. Press the CHATS tab at the top of the screen

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Step 3. Tap on the person you wish to block

This will open the conversation.

If you don't see a conversation with this person, tap the New Chat icon (bottom right of the screen) and then select the contact from the list

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Step 4. Tap the person's name at the top of the chat

This opens that person's profile.

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Step 5. Scroll down and hit Block at the bottom of the menu

A confirmation message will appear.

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Step 6. Press BLOCK to confirm

All calls and messages from this user are now blocked.

Method 2 of 4: Turn off WhatsApp notifications for a specific person

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your Android

This is the green icon with a white speech bubble and a phone inside. It's usually on your home screen.

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Step #2. Press the CHATS tab at the top of the screen

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Step 3. Tap on the person whose notifications you want to block

If you don't see this person, tap the New Chat icon at the bottom right of the screen and then select the name from the list.

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Step 4. Tap the person's name at the top of the chat

This will open their profile.

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Step 5. Slide the "Mute Notifications" switch to On

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A pop-up will appear.

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Step 6. Select a duration and press OK

This is how long the notifications will be blocked.

If you'd like to see this person's notifications and new calls on the screen but would rather not hear anything, check the 'Show notifications' box

Method 3 of 4: Disable all WhatsApp call notifications

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your Android

This is the green icon with a white speech bubble and a phone inside. It's usually on your home screen.

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Step #2. Press ⁝ at the top right corner of WhatsApp

A menu will appear.

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Step #3. Press Settings

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Step #4. Press Notifications

This option has a bell icon.

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Step 5. Scroll down and tap on Ringtone under the 'Call notifications' heading

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Step 6. Select None and press OK.

New calls from WhatsApp will no longer have an audible ringtone.

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Step 7. Press the Back button

This will take you back to the Notifications settings.

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Step 8. Scroll down and press Vibrate

This is also under the "Call Notifications" heading.

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Step 9. Select Off

This will block vibrating alarms for new calls from WhatsApp. Calls will still come through, but inaudibly.

Method 4 of 4: Disabling all notifications from WhatsApp

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Step 1. Open the Settings

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from your Android.

This is usually listed among your other apps. The icon can also be found by pulling down the notification bar from the top of the screen.

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Step #2. Press Notifications

This is usually under the "Device" heading.

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Step 3. Scroll down and press WhatsApp

This is the green icon with a white speech bubble and a phone inside.

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Step 4. Slide the 'Block All' switch to On

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WhatsApp will no longer announce new calls or messages from now on.

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