Amazon, unlike any corrupt politician, is keeping its promises made earlier. When this e-commerce giant launched Alexa calling feature in May this year, many users were censorious of the absence of call blocking feature as they were not able to block some unwanted calls or block contacts for Alexa calling and Messaging. This made users disappointed as they were not able to block some unwanted calls as anyone could call the Amazon Echo device or Amazon app. However, Amazon promised that this glitch would be taken care of in the next few weeks, and the brand has kept its word and resolved the issue in mid-June. Now you can block phone calls with Alexa from Amazon Echo.
While you are learning to block contacts for Alexa calling and Messaging, you should also know how to make a phone call and send message with Alexa using Amazon Echo. Yes, you can also send message with Alexa. Remember that you can make phone calls and send messages to a contact who owns Amazon Echo device or Alexa app on their smartphones. Your mobile carrier won’t charge anything as this entire process takes place via Wi-Fi network or your cellular data. Let’s now see how you can block calls with Alexa from Amazon Echo
How to Block Phone Calls and Messages with Alexa from Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show and Echo Spot
Step #1: Launch Alexa app on your device and tap on conversation.
Step #2: Next, go to the contacts list.
Step #3: Now you need to swipe down and choose the block contacts .
Step #4: Choose the contact to block and tap on on block.
Step #5: Tap on Block once again to confirm your action.
From the above steps, it is clear that the person you want to block has to be in your contact list first. But then the person cannot call or message you on your Amazon Echo or Amazon Alexa app unless they have your phone number.
How to Unblock Contacts for Alexa Calling and Messaging
Step #1: Open Amazon Alexa app your smartphone.
Step #2: Tap on Conversations icon (looks like a speech bubble) from the bottom of the screen.
Step #3: Now, tap on Contacts icon from the top right corner of the screen.
Step #4: Next, Scroll down and tap on Block Contacts.
Step #5: Simply, tap on Unblock.
Step #6: Once again tap on Unblock to confirm.
Note: You can use Do Not Disturb feature if you don’t want to block a contact permanently.
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