Whatsapp has this amazing feature that let’s its user block unwanted messages from random contacts. But it can be concerning if one of your contacts or to make it more accurate, if one of your friends has blocked you on Whatsapp. The app does not send any notifications for that. So how would you know if your friend has blocked you onWhatsapp? Luckily, there are some ways to know if you have been blocked. Find them out right here.
In order to protect user privacy, WhatsApp team has made it quite difficult to find out if someone has blocked ou. However, if the four signs mentioned below relate to you, you might have been blocked.
Check their Profile Picture:
If your contact frequently changes his/her profile picture on WhatsApp and you notice that they haven’t been doing so in a while, this might be a sign that he/she has blocked you. If a contact blocks you, you will no longer be able to see their latest picture updates. A way to find this out is grabbing the phone of a mutual contact and checking their picture through their phones. However, this is not just the right thing to do. And problem also lies if your contact never really bother to change their profile picture in the first place.
So, let’s move on to the next sign then.
Check their ‘Last Seen’:
Whatsapp displays the ‘last seen’ time of your contacts to make it easy for you. ‘Last Seen’ is usually displayed on the top of the chat window under contact’s name. If you notice that you are not able to see your contact’s ‘last seen’ time, you might have been blocked and that is why. However, in some cases, the ‘last seen’ does not appear even if you have not been blocked. Check for the next sign.
Check if your messages are being received:
An amazing feature Whatsapp bring to the curious you is to notify you about your sent messages status. In any Whatsapp conversation, a small Tick mark is displayed on the messages you send. Shortly after, another tick mark appears which means that your message has been received. To make it more precise, the double tick turns blue once your contact has read your message.
If you notice that your messages are not being received since quite a while and the tick mark appears single, this can be a sign that your contact has blocked you and is no longer receiving your messages. However, be sure that your contact has been having an active internet connection or you might just have been paranoid and nothing else wrong.
Try Calling Your contact:
Another way to find out if your contact has blocked you is by simply calling them through Whatsapp. If your calls are unable to connect or go through, this indicates that you have been blocked. So check for this sign combined with the other sign mentioned here to see who no longer wants to connect with you on Whatsapp.
If you are still unsure, your last resort might be to just walk up to them and ask about it. Sometimes, things just get mixed up and the signs you see do not display the real picture.