If you are being bothered by Calls from unknown numbers in WhatsApp, you can find below different methods to Block Calls from Unknown Numbers in WhatsApp.
Block Unknown Number Calls in WhatsApp
WhatsApp requires users to provide a phone number during the account creation process, which results in your mobile phone number being associated with WhatsApp.
If you are constantly being bothered by unknown callers on WhatsApp, it is likely that the phone number linked to your WhatsApp account has become accessible to telemarketers.
In such cases, WhatsApp provides the option to mute or silence calls from unknown phone numbers by enabling “Silence Unknown Callers” feature in your WhatsApp Account.
If you are being bothered by a single or particular unknown caller, you can make use of the Call Blocking feature in WhatsApp to block individual callers.
1. Silence Calls from Unknown Numbers in WhatsApp
As mentioned above, WhatsApp provides the option to silence calls from unknown phone numbers by enabling “Silence Unknown Callers” feature.
The good part about this feature is that blocked calls will still be listed on the Calls tab, which can help you ensure that genuine WhatsApp Callers are not being blocked.
1. Open WhatsApp > tap on 3-dots Icon and select Settings in the drop-down menu.
If you are on iPhone, tap on Settings Icon in the bottom menu.
2. From the Settings screen, navigate to Privacy > Calls > move the toggle next to Silence Unknown Callers to ON position.
After this, only people that are listed on your Contacts List will be allowed to call you on WhatsApp and all other callers will be silenced and prevented from ringing or vibrating your device.
2. Block Single or Individual Unknown Caller in WhatsApp
Instead of blocking or silencing all Unknown Callers, you can silence individual unknown callers by going to the Calls Tab in your WhatsApp Account.
1. Open WhatsApp and tap on Calls tab located in bottom menu.
2. On the Calls screen, tap on the “i” icon located next to the Unknown Phone Number.
3. On the next screen, scroll down and tap on the Block option.
This will result in this particular Phone Number being added to the block list on your phone.