1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Morning all, and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there...

    Does anyone know how to remove certain contacts from the WhatsApp app on an Android device? It is rather easy on an iOS device, but seems rather impossible on an Android.

    Thanks in advance


    Ivan
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    06-17-2012 10:37 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    From the Contact list, hit the name and select complete task using WhatsApp. Then click on the little icon to the right of the phone icon. Hit More. Hit Menu on the phone tray. Hit block.

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    06-17-2012 11:10 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Thanks.

    Sorry, but I must simply be doing this all wrong. From Contacts inside WhatsApp or Contacts itself?
    06-17-2012 11:19 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Thanks.

    Sorry, but I must simply be doing this all wrong. From Contacts inside WhatsApp or Contacts itself?
    From Contact itself.
    Go tl the name, then hit the ligle messaging icon. It will prompt you "complete using...." so hit WhatsApp.
    Then hit More.
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    06-17-2012 11:57 AM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Simply blocking a Contact in WhatsApp doesn't 'remove' it from your view when you're creating a new chat conversation. It does on iOS devices...
    06-17-2012 01:58 PM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Simply blocking a Contact in WhatsApp doesn't 'remove' it from your view when you're creating a new chat conversation. It does on iOS devices...
    Oh sorry Navi.

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    06-17-2012 03:37 PM
  7. PrincetonEbanks's Avatar
    To remove a WhatsApp contanct on Android:

    1. First remove the person from your phone contacts

    2. Go to settings > apps > WhatsApp

    3. Select "Clear data"

    This essentially removes all the data WhatsApp used to initially configure itself. The next time you start it up you will be required to put in your initial info again (phone number, country, etc). Your WhatsApp contacts will once again ONLY be the people you have in your phone contacts who have a WhatsApp account.
    01-06-2013 07:00 AM
  8. Nada94's Avatar
    If I do this, would it delete all my chats? And would it hide blocked contacts from settings? My blocked contacts are people that I don't have on my contact list on the phone. I don't want to see my blocked contacts on my settings anymore.
    04-03-2013 01:57 PM
  9. sgdrive's Avatar
    04-15-2013 08:57 PM
  10. sandra1tym's Avatar
    where is clear data?
    i am having the same problem as well. i'm using an htc one phone.
    04-24-2013 02:15 PM
  11. A Waseem Akram's Avatar
    settings
    chat settings
    clear data
    05-11-2013 05:41 AM
  12. Kostas Papadopoulos1's Avatar
    To remove a WhatsApp contanct on Android:

    1. First remove the person from your phone contacts

    2. Go to settings > apps > WhatsApp

    3. Select "Clear data"

    This essentially removes all the data WhatsApp used to initially configure itself. The next time you start it up you will be required to put in your initial info again (phone number, country, etc). Your WhatsApp contacts will once again ONLY be the people you have in your phone contacts who have a WhatsApp account.
    Even after I cleared the data and re-entered my details, the blocked people are still there (not removed, only hidden)... Isnt there a way to completely delete these people from my app besides blocking / hiding them?
    06-06-2013 08:03 PM
  13. Rise1992's Avatar
    Hi morning to all u ppl
    Few days back i have installed whatsapp+ which icon seems to be in blue color.....n i have note 2 mobile 3 months old my whatsapp is very slow in my mobile after msging when i go back it show some white sorts of screen....can anyone help me how do i solve my problem...
    06-15-2013 09:32 PM
  14. Jericho77's Avatar
    Can someone please tell me how to block a contact on whatsapp? I have a Samsung S3 Mini . Thanks
    08-13-2013 11:10 PM
  15. venuemages's Avatar
    Step 1: Delete the contact from your contact list
    Step 2: If the number still exists on your WhatsApp contacts, touch and hold down the contact till you get options to "Delete Chat".
    Step 3: Touch delete chat and you are done!
    03-18-2014 11:52 PM
  16. debrasian's Avatar
    I don't want to clear all my other chats, I just want to delete a person from my whatsapp. I have deleted him from my phone contacts but he is still in my whatsapp contact. Is there anyway to get shot of him without clearing data?

    Thanks
    04-29-2014 01:59 PM
  17. Renaldo Matadeen's Avatar
    If you just hold down on the contact, 'delete conversation' appears and removes them
    09-13-2014 07:43 PM
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