How To Block On Whatsapp Without Opening Chat

In this article, I will guide you through the process of blocking someone on WhatsApp without opening the chat. Blocking someone on WhatsApp can be a useful feature when you want to restrict access to your profile and prevent someone from contacting you. However, sometimes you may want to block someone without alerting them or without having to confront them directly. Let’s dive into the steps and explore how to do it.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

To begin, open the WhatsApp application on your smartphone. Make sure you are on the main screen where your chats are displayed.

Step 2: Access the Block List

Next, tap on the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen to open the menu. From the dropdown menu, select “Settings”.

Once the Settings page opens, look for and tap on the “Account” option. Then, navigate to the “Privacy” section.

Within the Privacy settings, scroll down until you find “Blocked contacts” and tap on it.

Step 3: Block Contact

Now, you will see a list of all the contacts you have already blocked on WhatsApp. To add a new contact to the block list without opening the chat, tap on the plus (+) icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Select Contact to Block

A search bar will appear at the top of the screen. Type the name or phone number of the contact you want to block. WhatsApp will suggest contacts based on your input. Once you find the correct contact, tap on it to block them.

Step 5: Confirm Blocking

A confirmation prompt will appear asking if you want to block the selected contact. Tap on “Block” to proceed. Please note that once you block someone, they will no longer be able to see your profile, send you messages, or make calls to you on WhatsApp.

Step 6: Success!

You have successfully blocked the contact without having to open the chat. The blocked contact will not receive any notification or alert about being blocked by you. They will simply be unable to reach you through WhatsApp.

Blocking someone on WhatsApp without opening the chat can be a discreet way to manage your privacy and maintain control over your contacts. Remember, blocking should be used responsibly and only when necessary.


With these simple steps, you can now block someone on WhatsApp without opening the chat. This feature allows for a more discreet way of managing your contacts and protecting your privacy. Use it responsibly and only block contacts when necessary. Happy blocking!