5 Simple Tricks to Know Either You Got Blocked on WhatsApp


Got blocked by one of your contacts on WhatsApp? Or perhaps, you are not sure. Well, here are 5 simple tricks to know either you got blocked on WhatsApp or not.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but among all the features that instant messaging app WhatsApp has to offer, one of them is blocking a contact you no longer wish to talk to. OK, so you are suspecting one of your contact to have blocked you, how do you know for sure?

While there is no sure shot way to find this (apart from the contact telling you this, of course) there are a couple of tell-tale signs that can sort of confirm that indeed you have been blocked. So if you are in a situation where you feel that you may have been blocked by someone but are not sure try the following steps:

5 Simple Tricks to Know Either You Got Blocked on WhatsApp

51. Look for the contact’s last seen or online in the chat window

This is the first and the easiest way to check if you have been blocked. While just this is no confirmation as the contact may have just changed their “last seen” settings, but it is definitely among one of the indicators.

42. Look for updates to the contact’s profile photo

In case you are blocked on WhatsApp, a user’s profile picture will never change to you and you will always see the photo that they put when they were chatting with you. If you can’t see the changes, you may have been blocked.

33. Send a message to the contact

Any messages sent to a contact who has blocked you will always show one check mark, which means that the message was sent from your side, but never updated to a double check mark which means the message has been delivered.

24. Call the contact

Any attempts to place a call through WhatsApp to the contact who may have blocked you will will not go through.

15. Create a WhatsApp group with the contact

Of course, WhatsApp won’t allow you to add a number who has already blocked you to a WhatsApp created by you. So trying to create a WhatsApp group, and adding the suspected friend could hint either your friend did block you or not. Try to make WhatsApp group with the contact you feel has blocked you. If you are greeted by a message saying “you are not authorized to add this contact,” then you have been blocked for sure.

In summary, whatever reason that is making you to suspect that someone hit on you, it is important to note that all the steps above are more of trial by error. Nothing really strong to rely on that you’ve been truly blocked, as even simple network hitches could result to any of the above.

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Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.


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