How to confirm if you are blocked on WhatsApp – 4 Checklists

How many times you have wondered if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp. Indicators such as no message response, no profile picture visible etc. are there but this can be a result of factors such as network issues or strict user privacy settings.

So how do we know for sure and confirm if the other person has blocked you?
Try these four smart checklists together to know for sure if you are indeed blocked. Check this video for visual explanation. If you would rather read, please see below.

Checklist 1 - Last seen activity

The contacts ‘last seen’ or ‘online’ status in the chat window below their name is missing!
Note: There is an option to turn this feature off and some people may choose not to share their last seen information.

Checklist 2 - profile picture mystery!

Do check the display Picture of the contact. If it is strangely missing, try asking a common friend if they are able to see the picture. If they can see the display picture and you cannot, then it is bad news!

If profile picture is visible in chat window, but you see a green invite button next to the person's name in ‘Contacts’ window, then the person has uninstalled WhatsApp!

Try this, add or change the contact picture in your phone contact list. Exit WhatsApp and restart it. If their WhatsApp profile picture changes to the one that you have saved in your phones contact list, it means you are blocked.

Note: Some people may choose to turn off profile picture sharing option.

Checklist 3 - Read receipts

Let us First understand difference between single grey tick, double grey tick and double blue tick.

Single grey tick = Message Sent
Double grey tick = Message delivered to recipient’s phone
Double blue tick = Message has been read

Now if you are blocked, any message sent to this person will always show one tick.

Note: Some people turn off read receipts. Hence you may not see the blue tick. Also, if the other person is out of network coverage, your message might not get delivered immediately. So, wait for a while before concluding.

Checklist 4 - WhatsApp Group

Try creating a WhatsApp group and adding the contact to the group. If you get some error while trying to add the contact, its certain that you are blocked.

Note: One can only block individual WhatsApp contacts. It means if you both are part of a same group, even if both of you block each other, you can still see and read each other's messages in group.

Press and hold your last send message in group chat - tap on message info. 
If the other person has read your message in group, but your direct messages does not reach them and double grey check mark does not appear, it means you are blocked.

Since most settings can individually be turned off by the other person, confirm all the 4 checklists to conclude that you are indeed blocked
Even If you are blocked, your WhatsApp call will show as if dialing but your call will not reach the other person’s phone!

Extra tip: If the person who blocked you unblocks you later, all the messages you send earlier while you were blocked will always have one tick since those messages will never reached them.

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