Many WhatsApp users are wondering if it’s possible to automatically block unknown numbers. Suppose you don’t want to receive inappropriate content or spam messages from specific contacts or numbers. In that case, you can tweak your WhatsApp privacy settings. Spammers often use random numbers to send out their messages. However, things are a bit more complicated when it comes to automatically blocking unknown numbers.
How Do I Block Unknown Numbers Automatically on WhatsApp?
WhatsApp doesn’t automatically block unknown numbers. There’s no option to automatically block messages from unknown numbers. The service doesn’t provide any feature like this.
When you receive a message from an unknown number, Whatsapp will alert you the sender is not in your list of contacts. You have three options at your disposal: Block, Report, and Block, or Add to contacts.
How to Block Unknown Numbers on WhatsApp
When you receive a message from an unknown number, you can simply select the respective chat and tap Block.
First, open the chat, and then select the respective phone number. Select Block Contact, and tap Block or Report Contact. Select Report and Block to report and block that number.
By the way, if you want to block a specific contact, go to WhatsApp Settings, select Account, and tap Privacy. Then select Blocked, tap Add New, and select the contact you want to block.
What Happens When You Block a Number on WhatsApp?
Blocked numbers and contacts can no longer contact you. They won’t be able to send you messages, add you to groups, or call you. At the same time, they won’t be able to access profile-related information such as status updates or changes to your profile photos.
Remember that blocking a number or contact on WhatsApp doesn’t automatically remove them from your contacts. You need to go to your phone’s contacts list and manually delete the respective contact.
You can’t automatically block unknown numbers on WhatsApp. There’s no option to prevent unknown numbers from sending you messages. When you receive a chat message from an unknown number, you can block that number or add it to your contacts list if you know the sender personally.
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