Instant messaging is now the new trend and messaging apps have replaced the regular text messaging feature on our mobile phones. One of the most popular messaging apps of all time is Viber application which is a great tool for instant messaging as well as VoIP calls. One of the most handy features that almost all messaging apps offer is the ability to block users and Viber is no exception. Do you want to find out how you can easily block someone on Viber app? In this article, I will give you a step-by-step guide on how you can block Viber users or unblock them.
Why you would need to block someone on Viber?
There is no doubt that messaging apps such as Viber have made our lives a lot simpler before, but they have created some issues with regard to our privacy. As there are always annoying people in the society, you can always be bothered by other people on messaging apps. But messaging apps have thought of the solution for this and it is the blocking feature. If you don’t want someone to be able to text you on Viber, you can always use the blocking feature on this application to stop them from texting or calling you. So, if you don’t want a particular phone number or contact to disturb you while using Viber application, you can block someone on Viber by taking a few simple steps.
Block a contact on Viber
As mentioned before, you can always block someone on Viber if they are disturbing you. You can take the steps below to block a contact on Viber application.
- Run Viber application on your mobile phone.
- Open your contacts list and find the contact that you would want to block
- Tap on the three dots icon on the top right corner of the screen and tap Block.
By taking these three simple steps, you can easily block one of your contacts on Viber. Once blocked, the contact will not be able to text you or call you on Viber.
Block a phone number on viber
If someone happens to have your phone number, they will be able to text you on Viber even if you don’t have their number. This can of course cause you a lot of trouble, but you can always block phone numbers on Viber as well. In order to do so, you will need to take the following steps:
- Run Viber application on your phone.
- Navigate to Settings > Privacy > Block List.
- Tap the “+ Block Number” option on the bottom of the screen to define the phone number that you’d want to block.
These steps will allow you to block someone on Viber if you don’t have their phone number.
Report someone on Viber
If someone is sending too many messages to you on Viber, you can always report them as spammer on Viber. To do so, what you will need to do is to visit Viber technical support page on your web browser and open a ticket. What you will need to do next is to tell Viber that you are receiving spam messages from that particular user. Don’t forget to specify spammers info such as their phone number.
How to unblock someone on Viber
Now that you have found out how you can block someone on Viber, you may want to know how you can unblock them. The steps to unblock someone on Viber is as simple as blocking them. All you’ll need to do is to take the following steps:
- Launch Viber application on your phone.
- Go to Settings > Privacy > Block List.
- You can see a list of contacts and phone numbers that you have blocked. Tap the Unblock button for any of them that you’d want.
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