How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

People can be annoying, persistent, and even stalk you on mobile messaging apps. I bet you have someone like that in your WeChat contacts, and you want to do something for your sanity. Been there, done that. Let’s see how you can unfriend, appear invisible, hide moments, mute, or simply block someone on WeChat.

The methods and settings for both Android and iOS smartphones remain the same. So you can follow the same steps for both of them.

1. Mute Someone on WeChat

Blocking someone online is not subtle. It is an unwritten rule of the internet: you don’t block someone unless they cross a line. Let’s start with the Mute feature. Meet Mr. Irritating. He’s the person nobody wants to chat with. Open the chat window and tap the three dots to access the menu. Tap Mute Notifications to activate it. Now, you won’t receive notifications for irrelevant pings. Subtle, right? If you’re muting a group, only the group notifications will be muted, but you’ll still receive notifications from individuals in that group if they message you directly.

2. Hide Moments in WeChat

WeChat handles Moments differently. Your friend’s friends cannot view Moments unless they are also your friends. To prevent someone from seeing your Moments, tap the Me tab at the bottom of the screen, select Settings, and then Privacy. Under Moments and Time Capsule, tap Hide My Posts. Tap the ‘+’ icon and search for the name you want to hide your posts and moments from.

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How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

Once you have selected the name, tap OK and you’re done.

How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOSHow to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

To remove a name in the future, tap the ‘-’ icon. Select the name and tap OK.

Unfriending someone on WeChat is a drastic step, usually with a good enough reason. Launch the WeChat app, open Contacts, and choose the person’s name. Then tap the three-dot menu for more options.

How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOSHow to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

Tap on Delete at the bottom of the menu to remove the person from your friend list. This will unfriend them, and you will no longer receive messages from them.

How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

You can manage Moments and Time Capsule from the contact’s menu.

4. Block Someone on WeChat

This is the last resort. We do this when things become unbearable and go out of hand. Blocking is the only option for people who have no filter and think they can message and share anything.

Open WeChat and tap on the Contacts tab. Select the name of the person you want to block for good. Tap on the menu icon on the upper right like you did previously.

How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOSHow to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

A new menu will appear from the bottom. Tap Block and then OK to confirm.

How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOSHow to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

5. Methods of Finding Me

If someone unknown sends you a friend request on WeChat, you may wonder how they found you. Anyone can search for your name or email and make an educated guess. To prevent this, go to the Me tab, select Settings, and then Privacy.

How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOSHow to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

Tap on Methods of Finding Me here, and you will be amazed at the many ways people can look you up on WeChat.

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How to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOSHow to Block Someone on WeChat on Android and iOS

Sharing QR code images via email or on the web can be risky. Public group chats may result in unsolicited friend requests. A mutual friend/enemy might share your contact card, and obtaining someone’s phone number is relatively easy nowadays. Toggle off any options that you don’t want others to exploit.

WeChat, like all other messaging apps, brings people together and facilitates connections. However, some individuals misuse this platform. Thankfully, there are features such as block, mute, unfriend, and report that can be utilized to safeguard oneself. Use these features wisely.

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