How To Know If Someone Blocked You On WhatsApp

Last Updated: October 3, 2018

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.

If you find out that you’ve been blocked then you can Unblock Yourself on WhatsApp without deleting account.

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 Last Seen of that contact. You will not be able to see the person’s Last Seen 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 contact.

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 Unblocks you 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.

We hope that doubt regarding how to know if someone blocked you on WhatsApp is cleared after reading this article and now you can figure out if you have been blocked by someone on WhatsApp. Let us know in case of any further queries.


      • The contact’s last seen is visible, they receive messages with double blue ticks. Picture is visible. But here is the kicker, I send a message lets say at 5pm, there is a grey tick mark till 5 40 and then it turns into double grey and double blue. Then when I send another message it stays single grey for a long time… what could this mean? In other instances when messages are sent, they turn double grey and double blue immediately?
        Is it possible they turned their phone off or they have another device they are using whatsapp from? I am lost.

    • That is because the contact has removed you from their contacts list and set Profile Photo and Last Seen to My Contacts in WhatsApp settings. And your friend obviously is still in that person’s contacts list.

  1. Hi, I can’t see the status and the last seen of one of my WhatsApp contact. Does it mean I’ve been blocked or removed by him/her?
    Thank You

    • Along with Status and Last seen if you are not able to see the profile picture of the contact too, then there is a chance that he/she may have blocked you.
      You can confirm it with sending a message. If the message doesn’t get delivered(2 ticks do not appear) for a week(assuming someone will defnitely use WhatsApp once in a week’s time) then the contact has blocked you. But before proceeding to send the message, check if you can see the profile picture or not.
      If the message is delivered then the contact has not blocked you, instead he/she has deleted your contact and set Status, Last seen to Contacts Only.
      Hope this answers your question.

  2. One of my contacts’ profile pic,status and last seen are the same since 29th of March…. How do I know what has he/she done to my contact in his/her phone? When he/she is already used to changing the status and profile pic very often and when I’m sendin the messages…
    my contact is receiving it but I can’t see the blue ticks at the same time. What are the possibilities for that?

    • You are definitely not blocked as you see the profile picture. There can be many possiblities of the profile picture remaining the same over a long period of time. One of them could be that the contact has started using WhatsApp with another number and is more active on that account. You cannot see the blue ticks for the messages because the contact might have turned off the Read Reciepts or is not opening your chat on their WhatsApp.
      Hope this helps.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. my contact no is not available with my friend, but i have her contact details. Now from last week i cannot see her profile and last seen. i reinstalled my whatsapp with other no, where i can see her profile and last seen status. there after i understood that person has blocked my no. Now if i want to unblock my no from her a/c – please advise any option to unblock my no.

  7. I cant see profile Pic and last seen. Message has one tick. I made WhatsApp call and it’s ringing. Does that mean I’ve been blocked?

  8. I can’t see profile pic, no last seen, no status. My message got 2 ticks, the person messaged me back. Still can’t see any info as I said. Am I blocked ?

  9. 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.

  10. Hey Hemant! Here’s a ‘weird’ on for ya: I’ve got privacy settings switched on, sent a new contact (as in: don’t know whether I’m on her list) a message, get one grey tick, when I swipe on message info, it shows delivered as double grey tick, and read as double *blue* tick (but with no dates). What gives?! Has she read it or what? What d’ you reckon? Possibility it might be a bug? Thaaanks.

  11. Someone has me blocked, I’m sure. They’re status is blank and their photo is gone and I don’t see their last seen. However, I have noticed this person online at times. What does that mean?

    • Hi Nisha,
      If you are able to see online status then you are not blocked. Most probably, the user has removed you from their contact list and has set Privacy settings for Last seen, Status and Profile pic to “My Contacts”.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

        • hi Jerry,

          Based on my experience, Status, profile picture and last seen go away as soon as they block you on WhatsApp.

  14. Have I been blocked in this situation (all of the points together):
    1 – I see the profile picture
    2 – I see a last seen status, but it hans’t been updated for a while. The person used to use whatsapp on a daily basis and the last seen status is a week ago
    3 – I tried calling and it rang
    4 – I sent a message, but I only have 1 grey tick, meaning that it was not received.

    Thanks for the help

  15. Hi.
    I can see profile pic, last seen and status but message only have one tick. Its been a couple days with the one tick only. Am I blocked? Thanks

    • You are not blocked. It is clear from this information provided by you. This may be the case of user switching to another WhatsApp account with a different number or they haven’t used WhatsApp for a couple of days.

  16. I don’t understand what can be the problem. Have I been blocked? She has never had profile pic, I can see “last seen” some times and some times I cant (but then I can’t see “last seen” from 2 family members either and I know they haven’t blocked me), I can see the status. When I send a message, I used to get double ticks and blue ticks but last 2 days I get only one tick that after several hours becomes double tick. Why can it be?

  17. 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.

  18. 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?

  19. Hi using WhatsApp I messaged my partner who’s profile picture had disappeared but last seen was still there and I messaged the contact but received just 1 tick (check mark) in grey. So I called them through WhatsApp 3 times and the call just rang with no answer so I called through normal voice call and they answered does it mean that I have been blocked in WhatsApp by this person.

  20. A few days ago I could see other person’s pic and online/last seen info. My messages would go through straight away as delivered with 2 gray ticks and eventually when he got on they would be read and become blue ticks. Just yesterday morning I noticed his pic and last seen were missing. I thought perhaps I was blocked although there would be no reason for it so I thought nothing of it other than maybe he changed settings for some reason. Later that day I check my phone and he has left me a lovely voice message from an hour earlier and he happens to be online at that precise moment I’m listening to his message. At this point, his photo and online status are visible to me again so I send a voice recording back and it goes through straight away and he listens to it and I get 2 blue ticks. Later I’m online again and notice his pic and last seen are missing again. I send him a pic but it’s now the next morning and the message I sent is still sitting there with only 1 gray tick still. What could be going on here, I’m confused?

  21. 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.

  22. Hi, I am only able to see his profile picture and status updates.
    no online no last seen. Whether I am blocked by that person or not?

  23. Hi – the person has no profile pic I can see “last seen” status (yesterday). Message sent today has one tick.
    I presume I’m not blocked as I can see “last seen”?

  24. 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 ??

  25. Hi, I can see the profile picture, status and last seen from where I can see the person has used Whats App within the last 30 minutes or so. But the profile picture and status have not been changed for the past 4 weeks. Person used to change profile picture and status more often. I understand from your replies to previous posts that I have not been blocked. Is it possible to block somebody from seeing updated profile pictures and status? Hope this makes sense. Thank you for your reply…

    • Hi Katharina, I understand your point. It is only possible to hide status and profile picture completely. But in your case, it seems you are able to see something for both status and profile photo which means they have not hidden it from you.
      I hope this helps.

  26. I have sent several messages and they have 2 grey ticks and the last seen comes up after I have sent the messages. What does this mean?

    • Hi Nicola, This simply means that you are not blocked and can chat as usual with that contact on WhatsApp if they are not ignoring you.

  27. 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?

  28. My friend has no status last seen, profile photo went to no phone and only one tick. I tried to call and only a few rings. Does this mean I’m blocked?

  29. Hi,
    I think I may have been blocked but I’m not sure…? Before I could see their profile pic and I would chat with the person normally messages would go through with two gray ticks (neve blue), would never be able to see last seen. Now, I don’t see the person’s profile pic, messages go through with one gray tick and when I place a WhatsApp call the call goes through but it just keeps ringing? Could it be that the person has disabled Internet, has put the phone on airplane mode, or has maybe stopped using WhatsApp? I’m really not sure..hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!

    • These signs suggest that you have been blocked. When you are blocked on WhatsApp you can make the call but the receiver won’t get the call.

  30. 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.


  31. Hi. Quick question. If blocked on WhatsApp can you still see the media shared between you in the view contact section? The person who I think has blocked me, has no profile pic, no last seen and no status anymore, but when I go to the view contact section of this person I can still see all of the media files that were sent to me and vice versa. What does that mean? Can you still see all the media shared in the view contact section when you have been blocked on WhatsApp? Thanks.

    • Hi Gurv,

      Yes, when blocked you can still view all the media files that were shared between you and the contact before blocking.


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