The number neighbor game is a prank which consists of sending WhatsApp message to someone else using your own contact but exchanging the final digit for a number above or below. Users who do not want to participate in the game can take some steps to protect their privacy and avoid receiving messages from strangers. Among the actions, you can hide your photo, scrapbook, and last time you were online to people who are not in your contact list and block your neighbors from number.
In the following tutorial, check out how to avoid messages from strangers on WhatsApp in the neighboring number game. The procedure was performed on a Moto E5 Plus with Android 8.0 Oreo, but the tips also apply to other Android devices and iPhone (iOS) users.
WhatsApp Number Neighbor Game: Learn How the Prank Works
Learn How To Avoid WhatsApp's Number Neighbor Prank Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
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Step 1. By default, WhatsApp displays your profile photo, scrapbook, and last time you opened the app to anyone. To allow only your contacts to see this information, go to messenger settings, tap "Account" and open "Privacy";
Access privacy settings to protect your data on WhatsApp Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Now set the "Last Seen", "Profile Picture" and "Scrap" items to "Nobody" or "My Contacts". That way, contacts you don't have in your phonebook won't be able to see this information.
Change the privacy of designated items to protect yourself on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Block number neighbors
Step 1. If you want to avoid messages from strangers, you can block the numbers of your "neighbors". To do this, open your system's phone app and enter the phone number you want to block. That done, create a new contact with a name of your own;
Add your number neighbors to contacts to block them Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Go back to WhatsApp privacy settings and tap "Blocked Contacts". Now tap on the button located in the upper right corner of the screen to add people block list;
Access the WhatsApp block list Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. Your contact list will be displayed. Tap on the magnifying glass icon and search for the contact name of your number neighbor. Finally, tap on it to lock it. Remember to repeat the procedure to block both the "top neighbor" and the "bottom neighbor".
Blocking Number Neighbors on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of tips to avoid messages from strangers in the neighboring number game on WhatsApp.
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