When someone who was in touch with you goes silent and does not respond to messages, you may start wondering whether this person has blocked you. You can find below the steps to tell/figure out whether or not Someone Has Blocked You On WhatsApp.
Has Someone Blocked You on WhatsApp?
In order to maintain the privacy of its users, WhatsApp does not provide an official way to find out whether someone has blocked you on WhatsApp.
However, there are certainly some indicators that can tell/suggest whether or not someone has indeed Blocked you on WhatsApp.
Without further delay, let us take a look at some of the ways to see or find out If Someone Has Blocked You On WhatsApp.
1. Check WhatsApp “Last Seen” of Your Contact
As you can see in the image below, WhatsApp “Last Seen” indicates the last time your Contact was active or online on WhatsApp.
If you find that your Contact is active on WhatsApp and still not responding to your Messages, it provides a clue or indication that your Contact is trying to avoid you.
1. Open WhatsApp > tap on Chats tab located in bottom menu (in case of iPhone) and the top menu (in case of Android Phone)
2. On Chats Screen, open the Chat of the Contact that you believe has blocked you on WhatsApp by tapping on it.
3. On the Contact’s Chat screen, the Last Seen Time will be available right under the Name of your Contact.
This Contact of yours may have blocked you on WhatsApp, if you are quite used to seeing the Last Seen Time for this Contact and now this information has suddenly gone missing.
However, you need to be aware that WhatsApp provides an option to Hide WhatsApp Last Seen information. It is quite possible that this Person has decided to Hide WhatsApp Last Seen stamp due to privacy concerns.
Note: You won’t be able to see WhatsApp “Last Seen” status of others, in case you have disabled WhatsApp Last seen in your WhatsApp Account.
2. Take a Look At Profile Picture of Your WhatsApp Contact
The second method of finding if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp is to take a look at WhatsApp Profile Picture of the person that you suspect has blocked you.
If the Profile Picture of the person has suddenly been replaced by WhatsApp’s stock Profile Icon, it provides a reason to suspect that this person may have blocked you on WhatsApp.
A good way to confirm this would be to find someone who is a Common Friend of yourself and the person that you believe has blocked you on WhatsApp.
If this common friend agrees, take a look at the Profile Picture of the person that you believe has blocked you in WhatsApp on your friend’s phone.
If you can see the Profile Picture of this Contact on your Friend’s Phone, it provides a good reason to believe that this Contact has blocked you on WhatsApp.
3. Send WhatsApp Message
Another way to check whether Someone has blocked you on WhatsApp is to send a WhatsApp Message to the person that you believe has blocked you in WhatsApp and observe the Check Marks on the Sent Message.
1. Send a WhatsApp Text Message to the person that you believe has blocked you on WhatsApp.
2. After the Message is sent, start watching for the Check Marks on the Sent Message (See image below).
When you see the first Check Mark, it just means that the Message has been sent from your device. The second Check Mark informs that the Message has been delivered to Recipient’s phone, which confirms that you have not been blocked by this Contact.
3. Keep an eye on the Check Marks. When those Check Marks turn Blue, it confirms that your Contact has seen your Message.
Once you see the two Check Marks turning Blue, you can safely assume that your Contact has not blocked you.
However, if you see One Check Mark on the sent Message and you do not see the second Check Mark, it is a good indication that this Contact of yours has blocked you on WhatsApp.
4. ADD Contact To WhatsApp Group
A fairly reliable way to check If someone has indeed blocked you on WhatsApp is to Add the suspected person to a WhatsApp Group.
For this purpose, you can create a New WhatsApp Group on your phone and try to Add this person to the newly created WhatsApp Group.
If this Contact has blocked you on WhatsApp, you won’t be able to add this person to WhatsApp Group and you will see “Could Not Add Contact” Error Message on your Phone.
5. Make A WhatsApp Call to Your Contact
Now that you do have a fairly good sense of whether or not you have been blocked on WhatsApp, it is time to confirm this by making a WhatsApp Call to this Contact of yours.
Make a WhatsApp Call to the Person that you suspect has blocked you in WhatsApp and closely observe as to what is happening when you are trying to Call this person.
Do you feel that your Calls are not going through to this Contact of yours? This is another good signal that you may have been blocked on WhatsApp.
At this stage, the only benefit of doubt that you can give to this Contact of yours is that his/her phone might be broken.
When viewed in isolation, none of the above methods can confirm for sure that Someone has indeed Blocked you on WhatsApp.
However, you should be able to use a combination of above methods to reach a conclusion about whether or not you have been Blocked On WhatsApp.
For example, sent Message having one Tick Mark, WhatsApp Calls not going through and inability to add the Person to WhatsApp Group is a strong indication of being Blocked By Someone on WhatsApp.