WhatsApp is currently the most popular instant messaging service. Due to its simple yet vital features, easy-to-use interface, and fast registration process, it has become extremely popular.
WhatsApp has been used by over one billion people worldwide. This article discusses how to find out if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp.
What is blocking WhatsApp?
A contact on WhatsApp who blocks you, as in any other app, stops all types of communication with you via WhatsApp. You will not be able to send messages to this individual and you will not be able to view any information about him/her on WhatsApp.
After being blocked from WhatsApp, you are still able to communicate with the individual through other channels, such as SMS, Messenger, or even by telephone. But you will not be able to communicate with them in any way through WhatsApp.
Signs that someone is blocking you on WhatsApp.
A person who blocks you from WhatsApp will not send you any notification or message to notify you of the blocking. It’s your responsibility to make sure it’s true. So first let’s see some noticeable things which you should look further to see if you are being blocked by someone.
Check your “viewed by” list for your stories.
WhatsApp shows stories to people who have each other’s contacts. You can both see your friends’ stories if you have their contact info and they have yours.
Check to see who’s seen your story, even if you can limit the audience. You should look further to see if you are being blocked if someone used to view your story often and now isn’t.
You can check your friends’ stories.
The stories panel in WhatsApp lets you see the stories that your friends have uploaded. It may be a sign that you have been blocked by someone if you used to see their story and now you are not seeing them.
You need to do some digging to find out what’s going on if you notice these two things.
How to check if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp
If you think someone has blocked you on WhatsApp, check it. Check for the following signs if you think you’ve been blocked. To open your chatbox, go to your WhatsApp contact list and click on the contact you need to check.
1. Look for the profile picture.
Look at the profile picture of the person you want to check. When you can’t see any profile pictures, you might have been blocked by that contact.
2. Look for last seen information.
Now if you can’t see the profile pic, open the chatbox and see if you can see when the person last saw you. The last time that person saw you is displayed under their name in the chatbox. It’s another sign you’re getting blocked if you can’t see the last seen.
3.Check the status of the contact.
When you open a contact’s chat, you can go to their details page by clicking on their name. Go to the contact information page and scroll down to ‘About and phone number’. There should be a WhatsApp status here. If you don’t see one, then the contact has blocked you.
How to check if someone blocked you on WhatsApp.
You can conclude that you’ve been blocked after following the previous steps. This isn’t 100% guaranteed, so do these things to make sure you’re being blocked.
Send a message
You can send them a message and see if they get it. If your WhatsApp message gets delivered, you’ll see two ticks when you send it.
These two ticks appear most often when the receiver receives the message, so if the receiver isn’t connected to the internet, they won’t appear. You’ve got to wait some time (about 24 hours) to see if it shows up. If it doesn’t, the contact is blocking you.
Take a call
If you prefer, you can use a video call to discuss the matter with the contact. It is possible that the contact has blocked you if the call is not placed and disconnected with the message “Unavailable”.
How to unblock someone on WhatsApp
It is not possible for you to unblock yourself if you have been blocked by someone. The person who blocked you should do it through their WhatsApp account. In this case, you should contact the person through another method and ask them to unblock you.