WA Business now Asks For Reasons To Block A Contact

WA Business now Asks For Reasons To Block A Contact

WhatsApp Business now Asks For Reasons To Block A Contact: Ever texting someone online and they seem to abuse the privilege? Some persons can just be scumbags online. They know how to piss someone off without showing any remorse.

Oh, I forgot this is social media, everyone has the right to post or bully anyone they want. But is that right? Of cause NO!

This is why there are options to report a cyberbully or any post promoting hate speech.

But are these features working properly? Well, I would rate it poorly because most times before these apps/websites take action on reported cases, the harm intended must have been effected on the victim.

All thanks to the “block” feature which allows users to manually get rid of anyone getting on their nerves online by blocking them and forgetting that they ever existed.

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A lot of social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, IMO, ZOOM WhatsApp, etc have this feature.

The block feature lets you block anyone who you feel is a disturbance to your peace online.

Recently WhatsApp Business just added new features to its app. Unlike the normal WhatsApp where you can just tap on the block option and the person is gone and moved to your blacklist without giving any reason why you did so.

Now before you block anyone/contact on WhatsApp Business, you will give reasons why you wish to block that person.

I tried this feature on the normal WhatsApp but it’s not yet implemented but I believe it will arrive soon.

But is this really necessary? Well, I think yes. To some extent it’s. Maybe WhatsApp wants to monitor how those who use the app behave towards others to help them tackle cyberbullying.

Though if the contact you want to block is using WhatsApp Business and you try to block them while using the normal WhatsApp, you will notice the new feature too.

But in a situation where the number you wish to block is using the main WhatsApp, and you try to block it using WhatsApp Business, this feature won’t show. This simply means that the feature is only effective for WhatsApp Business users only.

Before I delve in fully to this article, let me quickly give steps on how to block and unblock people on the main WhatsApp app.

How To Block Someone On Main WhatsApp

If you have anyone on your contact list who’s always getting on your nerves and you need a way to get rid of them, follow these steps below to block them for good.

  • Launch WhatsApp
  • Open The Chat Window With The Contact You Wish To Block
  • Tap on the three (3) vertical dots
  • Tap On More
  • Tap on Block

1. Launch WhatsApp

Open the WhatsApp application installed in your smartphone to enable you to access your whole chat and WhatsApp contact lists.

2. Open The Chat Window With The Contact You Wish To Block

Manually look or search for the contact you wish to block. Tap on it to open your chat with them.

3. Tap on the three (3) vertical dots

When you must have opened your chat window with them, look at the top right corner and tap at the three vertical dots close to the video and call button.

This action brings the following options; “View contact, Media, links, and docs, Search, Mute notifications, Wallpaper, More.

4. Tap On More

After clicking on the dots, tap on more. This action brings the following options; Report, Block, Clear Chat, Add shortcut.

5. Tap on Block

After all, is done, tap on “Block”. WhatsApp gives you a prompt notification that reads; “Block (Name or number of the contact?) Blocked contacts will no longer be able to call you or send you messages.” Report and Block, Cancel, Block, Block. Tap on BLOCK.

How To Unblock Someone On Main WhatsApp

What if after blocking a contact and they realized their mistake and called you to ask for forgiveness or maybe you blocked a contact by mistake and now you want to unblock them, how do you do that? Follow these steps below to learn how you can easily unblock someone on the main WhatsApp.

  • Launch WhatsApp
  • Open The Chat Window With The Contact You Wish To Unlock
  • Tap on the three (3) vertical dots
  • Tap On More
  • Tap on Unblock

1. Launch WhatsApp

Open the WhatsApp application installed in your smartphone to enable you to access your whole chat and WhatsApp contact lists.

2. Open The Chat Window With The Contact You Wish To Unlock

Manually look or search for the contact you have blocked by mistake or wish to unblock. Tap on it to open your chat with them.

3. Tap on the three (3) vertical dots

When you must have opened your chat window with them, look at the top right corner and tap at the three vertical dots close to the video and call button.

This action brings the following options; “View contact, Media, links, and docs, Search, Mute notifications, Wallpaper, More.

4. Tap On More

After clicking on the dots, tap on more. This action brings the following options; Report, Block, Clear Chat, Add shortcut.

5. Tap on Unblock

Tap on “Unlock”. Wait for a few seconds and the contact will be unblocked. Now they can call and text you.

Now that you have known this, let us get back to the main topic of this article. New features added to WA Business on how to block someone on your list.

WA Business now Asks For Reasons To Block A Contact

What does this mean? It means that WhatsApp is trying to collect data from users who they feel are bully to others. Because before you block someone, they must have pissed you off or gotten on your nerves.

Now WhatsApp wants to know what these contacts have really done why you wish to block them. Now when you want to block a contact either using the main WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business, hence the contact you wish to block uses WA Business, then the option pops up.

When you tap on the Block button, the following question pops up;

  • No longer needed
  • Didn’t sign up
  • Spam
  • Offensive Message

1. No Longer Needed

This option helps tell WhatsApp that your reason for wanting to block this contact is because you no longer need them on your contact list.

2. Didn’t sign up

Have you ever experienced a situation where you are just on your phone having a nice chat with your loved one and a notification pops up telling you, “Unknown contact just added you to a group chat” or someone you don’t know just started texting you without proper introduction or maybe they are harassing you?

Blocking such people maybe just be the only option on your mind. This is where this option comes in. When you block them tapping this option, it automatically tells WhatsApp that you are blocking them because you did not sign up for such.

3. Spam

People are used to this. Sometimes they are your saved contacts, sometimes they are just numbers you know nothing about. They just add you from nowhere and start spamming your inbox with broadcasts and unwanted links.

When things like this continue to happen, the only option left after serious of warning yet they kept deaf ears is to block them. When you block these people tapping this option, you are automatically telling WhatsApp that you blocked them because they are spamming your inbox.

4. Offensive Message

This covers hate speech, cyberbullying. If you feel someone is sending you texts you don’t find comfortable or they are body shaming you or maybe someone is sending you unconfirmed stories (fake news), and you are tired of it, the best thing to do is to block them without any hesitation.

When you block a contact tapping this option, you are automatically telling WhatsApp, that you are blocking this contact because they are sending you offensive messages.

How To Block Someone On WA Business

  • Launch WA Business
  • Open The Chat Window With The Contact You Wish To Block
  • Tap on the three (3) vertical dots
  • Tap on Block

1. Launch WA Business

Open the WA Business application installed in your smartphone to enable you to access your whole chat and contact lists.

2. Open The Chat Window With The Contact You Wish To Block

Manually look or search for the contact you wish to block. Tap on it to open your chat with them.

3. Tap on the three (3) vertical dots

When you must have opened your chat window with them, look at the top right corner and tap at the three vertical dots close to the video and call button.

This action brings the following options; “Label chat, View contact, Report, Block, Search, Mute notifications, Wallpaper, More.

5. Tap on Block

Tap on “Block”. WB Business gives you a prompt notification that reads; Block (Name or number of the contact?) Blocked contacts will no longer be able to call you or send you messages. Reasons For Blocking:” No Longer Interested, Didn’t sign up, Spam, Offensive messages. Tap on BLOCK.

How To Unblock Someone On WA Business

  • Launch WA Business
  • Open The Chat Window With The Contact You Wish To Unblock
  • Tap on the three (3) vertical dots
  • Tap on Unblock

1. Launch WA Business

Open the WA Business application installed in your smartphone to enable you to access your whole chat and contact lists.

2. Open The Chat Window With The Contact You Wish To Unblock

Manually look or search for the contact you wish to block. Tap on it to open your chat with them.

3. Tap on the three (3) vertical dots

When you must have opened your chat window with them, look at the top right corner and tap at the three vertical dots close to the video and call button.

This action brings the following options; “Label chat, View contact, Report, Block, Search, Mute notifications, Wallpaper, More.

5. Tap on Unblock

Tap on “Unblock”. Wait for a few seconds and the contact will be unblocked. Now they can call and text you.

Watch the short video tutorial below.

How To View All Blocked Numbers/Contacts On WhatsApp or WA Business

Still, wondering how to know if you still have anyone on your WhatsApp or WA Business block list and wish to unblock them? Follow these steps below.

  • Launch WhatsApp or WA Business
  • Tap on the three (3) vertical dots
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap On Account
  • Tap on Privacy
  • Scroll down to “Blocked Contacts”
  • Tap on Blocked Contacts to see the total number of contacts you have blocked

How To Unblock Numbers/Contacts From Your Blocked Contacts List

  • Launch WhatsApp or WA Business
  • Tap on the three (3) vertical dots
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap On Account
  • Tap on Privacy
  • Scroll down to “Blocked Contacts”
  • Tap on Blocked Contacts to see the total number of contacts you have blocked
  • Tap on each number/contact you have blocked and tap on “Unblock”

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