How To Know If Someone Blocked You On WhatsApp

You might be aware of the blocking feature in WhatsApp wherein users can block contacts or other users. Are you curious to know if someone blocked you on WhatsApp? If that is the case then definitely this WhatsApp block checker list at TechUntold will answer most of your questions. We will help you figure out if you have been blocked on WhatsApp.

Check If Someone Blocked You On WhatsApp

If for a particular WhatsApp contact you observe the following things mentioned below then it signals that you have been blocked by that contact on WhatsApp.

1. Firstly, go to that contact on WhatsApp whom you suspect has blocked you on WhatsApp. Try viewing the time that comes below the name of that contact at the top of the conversation as shown in the screenshot below.

WhatsApp time Information

You will not be able to see this person’s time information if the contact is not online at that moment. Also, the ‘Online’ status won’t be visible even if the contact is online at that particular time.

2. You won’t be able to see that WhatsApp contact’s profile picture if he/she has blocked you.

3. Moreover, you will also not be able to view the ‘About‘ of that WhatsApp contacts.

4. You can’t see any changes in the profile of that person. The 24-hour status or WhatsApp stories will be visible to you only if they uploaded it before blocking you. Their new statuses won’t be visible to you.

5. If someone has blocked you on WhatsApp then the messages you send won’t be delivered to that contact. This means that any message you send will have only one grey tick forever. You won’t see double or blue ticks for newly sent messages.

Note: The messages you sent to that contact in the period when you were blocked by that contact won’t be delivered even if that WhatsApp contact removes you from their blocked list in future.

6. You will not be able to make WhatsApp calls or video calls to that contact. It will say ‘Calling‘ when you place the call from your WhatsApp account and will never switch to ‘Ringing‘. The user who has blocked you will never receive any call at their end.

How Do You Know If Someone Blocked You On WhatsApp Or It’s Just Privacy Settings?

All the things in the above points are possible even if they haven’t blocked you. They might have uninstalled their WhatsApp after applying all the privacy. So, you can try adding them to a new group or a group that already exists. If the person has really blocked you, then you will not be able to add them. When you try, the pop-up says ‘Couldn’t add XYZ’.

How to know if someone blocked you on WhatsApp

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If you notice all of the above for a particular WhatsApp contact then there is a high possibility that WhatsApp contact has blocked you. There is no way to check directly which contacts have blocked you.

WhatsApp has implemented it like this on purpose keeping in mind your privacy when you block someone. Having said that if all of the above qualifies then you can almost be sure that WhatsApp contact has blocked you.

Bonus Tip: Know If Someone Deleted Your Number On WhatsApp (Android/iPhone)

This procedure does not require any third party apps. We will use the broadcast feature of WhatsApp to find if somebody has your contact number saved on WhatsApp or not. This tweak works for Android as well as for iPhone.

1) Open WhatsApp and create a Broadcast list.

2) Add the contact in the broadcast list whom you want to check if they have saved your number or not. You have to select at least a couple of numbers to create a broadcast list. Add any of your friends to create the list.

3) Now send any message, could be a funny message or any other in the list.

4) Next, come out of the broadcast list and send a message separately to that particular contact whom you want to check if he/she has saved your number on WhatsApp contact list or not.

5) Now see if the message sent by you through broadcast is having a single tick and the message sent separately is having a double tick. If this is the case, then your contact has deleted you on WhatsApp.

If the broadcast message and the message sent by you separately are both having double tick then the contact has your number already stored on their WhatsApp contact list.

6) If both the messages are having a single tick, then wait for few hours as he/she might have turned off the internet connection.

7) Checking after long hours still if you see the single tick for the message sent separately(without broadcast), then you need to check if the contact has blocked you on WhatsApp or not.

NOTE: The broadcast messages are sent to only those who have saved your contact on their WhatsApp contact list. By this, you can easily figure out if someone has deleted you on WhatsApp or not.

We hope that you’re able to figure out if someone blocked you on WhatsApp or not after reading this article. Let us know in case of any further queries.

Hemant Mendiratta
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103 COMMENTS

  1. Have I been blocked if I can view the persons profile pic, but a message has only one grey tick? Also when I ring them, it does ring, just no-one answers. Thanks!

  2. I can see the person online and the status but not profile picture. But my friend can see a profile picture does that mean i’m blocked

    • If you can see the WhatsApp status then you are not blocked for sure. It might be possible that the person has removed you from their contact list and set the Privacy of Profile Picture to My Contacts and kept the Status to Everyone.
      Hope this helps

    • Hi Julius,
      That is a good question. Surprisingly as of now, you as well as the blocked person can see each others messages and reply to them in a group.
      Hope this answers your question.

  3. Hi,
    I can see status…
    No profile pic..
    And can’t see online… at the same time from other phone i can see that number showing online..

    What does it means…..

    If i can see status.. for sure i’m not blocked…
    Profile pic can’t seen.. assuming, I’m not in his / her contact list.

    But can’t understand, when he/she online (i can see from other phone), its not shown online on my phone.

  4. In my case, I delivered a message and 2 ticks came but her profile and when she was online didn’t show but her status show.
    what happened in my case?

    • Hi Joe,
      If you are able to see Online then you are not blocked for sure. The user has removed you from their contact list and has set Privacy Setting to only contacts. The messages you send to the contact will still be delivered.

      Hope this helps.

  5. What happein if a person block me and uninstall his whatapp?will i be a able to send him a msg and he still will gets it,will i remain still block after a uninstall it?please Hemant i need your help

  6. So if someone blocked me does it mean I wont be able to see profile picture at all or just when person changes it?
    Also, you said ” in first place you cannot place WhatsApp call if blocked.” but on the top it says “It will ring when you place the call from your WhatsApp account but the user who has blocked you will never receive any call.”.
    Im confused?

    • Yes, if someone blocks you cannot view their profile picture. Thank you for bringing your confusion into notice. I will update the comment. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. When you are blocked, even though you place a WhatsApp call, it won’t ring at the recipient’s end who has blocked you.

      Hope this clears out your confusion.

      • Are you sure? I read on Whatsapp that if they block you, you will still be able to see the picture and the status they had when you were contacts, but you won’t see if they update their picture or update their status.

  7. This is how I found out whether someone was blocking me; I switched a simcard(another number to the phone) and added my contacts number. If the information match from the other number of the persons Whatsapp then you have not been blocked.If the info is different for example the photo is suddenly visible. Then you have been blocked.

  8. I can still see the persons profile picture and status but the message wont deliver there is only still one tick and it has been a few days since ive sent the message. I can see the person has been on other social media apps on their phone so they have signal, how come my message still has one tick. Have i been blocked?

  9. Hi I have a question I can see the persons profile picture and status but I can’t see when was the last time they read my message and when I message him it only shows one tick what does it mean I’m I blocked ?

    • Hi Stephanie, most probably they disabled read receipt or are not using WhatsApp anymore with that number. I can definitely say that you are not blocked if you can see the profile picture.

      I hope this helps.

  10. Ok here is my question. I can see the pic but not last online time. But when my contact is online I can see that they are online. Additionally when I have tried calling it rings only one ring and the call gets canceled. Does that mean I have been blocked ??

  11. What can be the case if the person has not kept his/her DP (also verified by the other phone no.) and suddenly past 2 days my msgs are not being delivered to the person. But I can see the person online through my WhatsApp.Also, I highly doubt the connectivity issue at my side as I am able to talk to other WhatsApp contacts. So am I blocked?

  12. I can call the person on phone and send him text message. But I can’t see his profile pic on WhatsApp, just one tick and I can’t see what her he is online.

    Thanks

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