How to block admins and Manage Annoyance in WhatsApp Groups


We’ve all found ourselves trapped in a WhatsApp group where the authority of one admin threatens to transform the conversation into a toxic environment. But what if leaving the group is not an option? Is it possible to block a group admin without exiting or escalating the drama further? Fortunately, the answer is yes. While you can’t directly strip them of their admin status, you can effectively block them as a user, thereby limiting their direct interaction with you. Blocking an entire group is currently not an option, but you can exit the group and individually block the group admin. Recently WhatsApp has introduced the “Secret Code” feature. This enhancement proves particularly valuable in scenarios where others might gain access to your phone or when sharing your device.

Additionally, you can control who can add you to groups by adjusting your group privacy settings, but that’s a discussion for another time. Here, we’ll guide you through the steps to block group admins, and there are a couple of methods to achieve this.

How to block an admin in a WhatsApp group whose number isn’t stored in your phone’s address book

  1. Access the WhatsApp group chat and tap or click on the group subject.
  2. Tap or click on the phone number of the admin you wish to block.
  3. If prompted, tap or click on “Message [phone number]” or “Send Message.”
  4. A blank chat with the admin will open; tap or click on the phone number at the top.
  5. Tap or click on “Block” > “Block.”

Also Read: WhatsApp Introduces Email Linking Feature for Enhanced Security and Functionality

How to Block an Admin Whose Number Is Stored in Your Phone’s Address Book

On Android:

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap on “More options.”
  2. Go to “Settings” and then “Account.”
  3. Navigate to “Privacy” and head to “Blocked contacts.”
  4. Tap the “+” sign.
  5. Select the name of the admin from the contact list.

Also Read: How to Block Unwanted Numbers and Silence Unknown Callers on WhatsApp

On iPhone:

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap on “Settings.”
  2. Tap on “Privacy” and then “Blocked.”
  3. Tap “Add New.”
  4. Choose the name of the admin from the contact list.

WhatsApp recently released multiple features like Sharing Screens on WhatsAppSharing HD Photos on WhatsApp, a Video Messaging Feature for iPhone Users and Group video calls using WhatsApp on Mac.

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About the Author: Ranjit Ranjan

More than 15 years of experience in web development projects in countries such as US, UK and India. Blogger by passion and SEO expert by profession.

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