With billions and millions of monthly active users, WhatsApp is no doubt one of the most popular and most used messaging platforms. Much like the other messaging platforms, WhatsApp also has some of the user privacy options like blocking a particular contact on the WhatsApp. There are times you, too, wanted to know if someone has really blocked you or are just ignoring your messages. However, there’s no foolproof method for this. Here are some things you may do to find out if you have been blocked.
Want to Know if Someone Has really Blocked You on WhatsApp
1. Check their Last Seen
When someone blocks you on WhatsApp, you won’t be able to see their last seen. If you don’t see a particular contact last seen time, you can take it to consider that he/she might have blocked you. However, WhatsApp has this feature to hide last seen, so this is not a surety that the particular contact has blocked you.
2. Send Messages
You can also try sending that contact a message, you think they might have blocked you on WhatsApp, and if the messages you sent shows a single tick instead of double-ticks, you might have been blocked by them. The problem with the method is that there’s a trick to see messages, which shows a single tick, so you can’t be sure about this. If the messages get double ticks, it means that the message has been delivered to the recipient’s device, and you are not blocked.
3. Look for changes in their Profile
If you see one of your contacts with a non-changing status or the same old profile picture, which hasn’t changed for a long time, he/she might have blocked you. That’s because when someone blocks you, you won’t be able to see changes in their profile picture or new statuses. Keep in mind that WhatsApp lets people hide profile pictures and statuses as well, so you cannot be sure if they’ve hidden it or blocked you.
4. Make a Call
This is one substantial evidence that someone might have blocked you. If you call someone on the WhatsApp and they never reply to your call, you might have been blocked because they will not get your call or message notifications. Again, you may give it a couple of tries before jumping into a conclusion here, as the person may genuinely be busy.
5. Add that Contact to a Whatsapp Group
If you feel that a person might have blocked you, you can check it out by adding them to a group. You can create a faux group to test this and try adding the contact to the group. If the particular contact has blocked you, you will get a message saying, “Couldn’t add the contact.”
6. Make an account with another number
There’s one more way, You can ask your mutual friend to have a look if they are available on their WhatsApp, and if they are, it’s evident that you have been blocked and if you don’t want to ask anyone and want to look into it, you can do that by creating a second WhatsApp account. Most smartphone users have dual-SIM devices. Use that number to create your second account and see if the contact is showing details or not. If you see the profile photo and can send messages to them, it means they have blocked your that number.
Did You Find Out Who Has Blocked You on WhatsApp?
The best way to know that is by trying out all the methods as mentioned above. So, if you can’t see someone’s profile picture, last seen time & status changes or make a call to them and add them to a group or so, then my friend you are indeed blocked. If there is another sure shot method that we are not aware of, Do mention it in the comments section below.