Do you suspect that someone might have blocked you on WhatsApp? It’s not a pleasant feeling, but knowing how to confirm your suspicion can help bring some clarity. WhatsApp has implemented features that make it tricky to figure out if you’ve been blocked. However, there are several telltale signs you can look out for. Here is a detailed guide to help you identify if you have been blocked on WhatsApp.
Look Out for these Signs
WhatsApp employs certain signals to maintain privacy for its users, including those who choose to block others. If you’re wondering whether someone has blocked you, check for these signals.
The Profile Picture Disappears
When a WhatsApp user blocks you, one of the most apparent signs is that their profile picture will no longer be visible to you. This includes the small icon in your recent conversations list, and also in the larger profile view if you tap on their name.
Activity Status Turns Offline
WhatsApp displays a user’s activity status under their profile picture. This feature tells you whether the user is online, typing, or when they were last seen. However, if a user blocks you, their activity status will no longer be visible, and it will seem as though they are always offline.
Status Becomes Invisible
WhatsApp users can share images, videos, and text updates that disappear after 24 hours. This is known as their ‘Status’. If you’ve been blocked, you will no longer be able to view any Status updates that the person posts.
Absence of the ‘About’ Section
You might have noticed texts like “Hey! I’m on WhatsApp,” or “busy,” underneath a contact’s profile picture. This is their ‘About’ section. When a user blocks you, you will no longer be able to view this section.
Single Tick on Sent Messages
WhatsApp employs a system of ticks to indicate the status of a message. One tick means it has been sent, two ticks denote delivery, and two blue ticks indicate the message has been read. If you are blocked, your messages to the person will perpetually show one tick, meaning they have been sent but not delivered.
WhatsApp Calls Don’t Connect
When you make a voice or video call on WhatsApp, the screen shows ‘Calling’ then ‘Ringing’, and then the call connects. If the person has blocked you, the calls will perpetually show ‘Calling’, and they will not get connected.
If you spot these signs, it’s quite likely that you’ve been blocked by the person on WhatsApp.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To further your understanding, let’s go through a couple of common questions:
What Happens if Someone Blocks You on WhatsApp?
Being blocked on WhatsApp means you lose virtually all contact with the person who blocked you. You can’t send them messages or make voice or video calls. You also won’t see their profile picture, activity status, status updates, or about section.
How Do I Block or Unblock a Number on WhatsApp?
If you are troubled by any contact or receive unwanted messages, you can block that user. Follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp and find the contact you want to block.
- Open your chat with them.
- Tap on their name at the top to open their profile.
- Scroll down to find the ‘Block Contact’ option and tap on it.
To unblock a contact, navigate to WhatsApp Settings -> Account -> Privacy -> Blocked contacts. From this list, you can choose to unblock the contact.
Remember, it’s essential to respect each other’s privacy and personal space while using any platform, including WhatsApp. If you’ve been blocked by someone, it’s probably best to give them some space and avoid trying to contact them.