How To Block And Unblock Contacts In WhatsApp Desktop App For Windows


The official WhatsApp desktop app for Windows is useful when managing Whatsapp conversations from the PC without using a browser. (Here is a quick primer on how to use it).

Blocking contacts:

There are a couple of ways to block contacts directly using this desktop app in Windows:

Click on the contact name from the left pane to open the message window.

choosing the contact to be blocked when using WhatsApp desktop app for Windows

Then click the three dots icon from the top right and select Contact info.

accessing contact info options in Whatsapp desktop app for Windows

Scroll down and choose Block.

choosing the block option for contacts in Whatsapp desktop app for Windows

A confirmation pop-up will be displayed. Choose BLOCK.

confirmation pop-up for blocking contacts in Whatsapp desktop app for Windows

The contact will then be blocked. You can immediately undo blocking if needed by clicking on the Undo prompt.

undo blocking of contacts in Whatsapp desktop app for Windows

The other way is through Settings.

In the profile row, click on the three dots icon to select Settings.

accessing Whatsapp desktop app for Windows settings

Then choose the Blocked section.

accessing Blocked section in Whatsapp desktop app for Windows

If there are already blocked contacts, they will be listed here. Click on Add blocked contact.

adding a contact for blocking from settings of Whatsapp desktop app for Windows

Then search for the contact and click on it. It will be added to the blocked list after the confirmation prompt like before.

searching for contacts to be blocked in Whatsapp desktop app for Windows
Unblocking contacts:

To unblock, simply click the cross next to the list of blocked contacts from the Blocked section in Settings. The unblocked contacts will now be visible again the contacts list.

Just like the undo block option before, you can undo unblocking too to put the contacts back to the blocked list. Any changes made here for blocking/unblocking will automatically be synced with the mobile app too.

All done.


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