How to Block WhatsApp Calls on Android
WhatsApp call feature is slowly growing in popularity among WhatsApp users. People are using WhatsApp calls to make free video and audio calls to their friends and family from anywhere in the world. All that is required is a stable internet connection to make the calls seamless.
However, some people tend to misuse the WhatsApp call feature to make inappropriate calls to others. This trend can be annoying especially if someone decides to call you at odd hours and for no particular reason.As a solution to avoid receiving unwanted WhatsApp calls, you can decide to block incoming WhatsApp calls. There is no direct way to block WhatsApp calls but there are some workarounds that will ensure that you don’t get WhatsApp calls from certain people. In a previous related article, we highlighted how you could make WhatsApp calls from a PC. This piece highlights how you can block WhatsApp calls on Android.
Blocking a Contact
You can use WhatsApp’s block function to block a particular contact. The block function bars people from contacting you on WhatsApp. This means that the blocked contact will not only be able to send you WhatsApp messages, but they will not also be able to make WhatsApp calls to you.
To block a contact on WhatsApp:
- Launch WhatsApp by tapping on its icon
- While on the CHATS tab, tap the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen
- On the menu that appears, tap Settings
- While on the settings page, find Privacy settings and tap on it
- Scroll through the page to find Blocked contacts. Tap on it
- On the page that appears, tap on the contact icon located at the top right side of the page
- Select from the list of contacts the contact that you wish to block.
Using Third-party apps
Certain third-party apps integrate with WhatsApp and help WhatsApp users to control some functions including blocking calls. One recommended app that allows WhatsApp users to easily block calls is Tools for WhatsApp.
Tools for WhatsApp is an app that offers additional tools for the WhatsApp app. Among the tools offered is the Disable Calls function which allows users to disable incoming calls.
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