Whatsapp is one of the most popular messaging apps with over 1 billion active monthly users. The messaging app comes with the amazing feature allowing users to communicate via chat, audio, and videos. That is not all. We as a user have the ability to share all types of documents, videos, photos, GIF and even your location among others. Today we will not gonna discuss the utilities of WhatsApp, instead, we will focus on the topic of How to find if Someone Blocked You on WhatsApp
How to find if Someone Blocked You on WhatsApp
With more than a billion active users, there is a need for some privacy options for users and WhatsApp does include some features aimed at user privacy. WhatsApp provides us the ability to hide last seen, status and even your profile picture. You can even block a contact if you wish to.
Indications of Getting Blocked
Have you ever blocked someone or being blocked by anyone ??? Has someone ignored your text messages for days ???
If you’re facing difficulty while contacting someone over WhatsApp, there might be a possibility that user may have blocked you. WhatsApp has purposefully made it complicated to evaluate the difference between being ignored and being blocked. As there is no such way to tell if you’ve been blocked by someone. Then how can one able to identify whether he/she is blocked or not ??
Be patient! I will let you know all possible ways or methods, which will surely gonna help you out in identifying whether you are currently blocked or not. So to unlock your smartphone, open WhatsApp and follow the steps below :
(1) Check their last seen time
When you are blocked by someone on WhatsApp, you will not be able to see their last seen time. So, first what you need to do is to check the user’s “last seen” status. I hope you all must aware about how to check your contact’s last seen over WhatsApp. And if you are not, then there is nothing to bother about. Simply find and open your chat with the suspected contact. If you don’t have any chat with the user, then create a new one and the top of the chat window you will find a text, like- “last seen today at 13:26”. If you do not find any text over there, then it might be possible that you have been blocked by the user.
It does not provide surety about this, as WhatsApp includes feature through which you can easily hide your last seen. So just be patient, and let’s move onto next step.
2. Look for their profile changes
When you are blocked by someone, you lose accessibility to see their profile changes or new statuses. In other words, you won’t be able to see their updated profile picture and statuses. However, WhatsApp allows their users to hide profile picture and statuses as well. There also might be a possibility that your WhatsApp friend has never updated his profile picture, as there are many who never updated their profile picture or rarely updated their profiles.
So you can’t be decisive right now, to be decisive let’s move onto the next step that is to check messages delivery status.
(3) Check messages delivery status
WhatsApp provides us the ability to check whether our messages are delivered and seen by the recipient or not. We can easily check the status of messages. Here single check mark means that the message has been sent to the server. Two grey check marks indicate, your message has been delivered and is received by the recipient. The two blue check marks indicate that your message has been read by the user.
If the message you’ve sent shows a single check mark, then you might have been blocked, as your message is sent to the WhatsApp server but WhatsApp won’t deliver it to the contact. But still, we cannot justify exactly that you are being blocked or not, because it might be possible that your friend has no active internet connection. So let’s move onto the step below.
(4) Check through Mutual friends Profile
If you’ve got some mutual contacts with the suspected user, then you can easily find out whether you are blocked or not. If the contact’s last seen, profile picture, statuses etc are available on your friend’s account while not on yours, then the contact would have blocked you.
(5) Try WhatsApp Calling
If you call someone on WhatsApp and they never pick up, you might have been blocked. Because if someone has blocked you, they will not receive your call notification. So start by finding the user in your contact list and try to make a voice call. If the call is not connecting, this is not a good news. Either the user has blocked you or they don’t have wifi or mobile data to receive a call.
So far we’ve only gathered confidential evidence. Now its time to bring it all together by following the last step mentioned below.
(6) Create a WhatsApp group
Try creating a new group chat and add a couple of friends to it. If you feel that a contact might have blocked you, you can check it out by adding the suspected contact to the group. If you have been blocked by the particular contact, you will get an error message saying that you don’t have the authorization to add them or couldn’t add a contact. Then it is almost certain that you have been blocked.
As mentioned on the official website of WhatsApp, if you see all of the above indicators for a contact, this could mean that the user is blocking you. However, there are other possibilities. WhatsApp made this intentionally ambiguous in order to protect your privacy when you block someone.
That’s all from our side. I hope this article about How to find If Someone Blocked You on WhatsApp, helped you a lot and you will not find any difficulty in reading this article and following the steps accordingly.