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How can I restrict other WhatsApp users from messaging me, who are not in my mobile contacts. Me and my friend have given a try by simply deleting my fiend contact number from my mobile, and he's still able to send me message in whatsapp-messenger.

So, is it that, anybody can send messages to anyone in the world, provided if they know the mobile number? If so, where is the privacy? Is there a setting option?

Do I have only one option to block them? I would like to see only people in my contacts list message me.

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Whatsapp allows you to hide your profile photo, status and last seen from strangers if you turn it on as part of there policy.

This can be done by going settings->account->privacy and choose "My contacts" or "Nobody".

If you want stranger can not send you messages, all you can do is block that person.

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    That's a bad solution I think. How many can you block? – srk Sep 25 '14 at 6:02
  • That's the only solution that whatsapp provide. there is no limitations for blocking. – Abhishek Patidar Sep 25 '14 at 6:23
  • Too blooming right. Watsapp has turned into a spam destination. It used to be so nice, private messaging, no idiots. Thanks Facebook. Bloody deleting this crap now. "Imagine receiving spam on Facebook messenger" – Piotr Kula Feb 24 '15 at 12:34
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There's no method of blocking messages

Ex:Let's say you receive a message on what's app from an unknown number not in your contact list.Whatsapp will undoubtedly display that message as it's functionality say's so.

Once you have received the number you are aware that the number is unwanted and you can block it. Note:-Here you are only blocking the number from seeing your last seen,read,display picture,name but it will not refrain/stop the number from sending messages.

There is no feature in what's app to block any number from sending messages.The feature may be added in the upcoming updates

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