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How to Know If Someone Blocked You on WhatsApp?

In one way or another, we all have experienced being blocked in just about any instant messaging apps or social media services available. There are quite a varied number of reasons why we would end up in some person's "black list." It is either you have said something that is somehow treated to be offensive, or perhaps the blacklister just find your very existence annoying or something that they could live without. Those are just some of the reasons why would you receive the "block" hammer. Despite of the reasons, it is never a good feeling. What if someone has chosen to block you from the ever-popular SMS app, WhatsApp? In today's tutorial, we will be teaching you How to Know If Someone Blocked You on WhatsApp.

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How to Know If Someone Blocked You on WhatsApp?

Well, not many people know this but there is actually an FAQ with regards to the matter of whether someone has blocked you on WhatsApp. But since we are always inclined to be nice, we will bring it to your attention for your convenience. There are actually two strong indicators that will enable you to know if someone from your contact list has blocked you on WhatsApp.

  • First factor is that you will not be able to see the blacklister's  "last seen at.." login information or their "online" indicator in the Chat window. However, this is not actually a foolproof indicator since based on our previous WhatsApp tip, you can easily toggle your "last seen at.." information and set it to OFF.
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  • The second factor, when you send a message to any contact that has blocked you, it will always show one check (indicating that the message has been sent) but the second check mark (indicating that the message has been delivered) will never be displayed. Two check marks mean that the message has been sent and delivered successfully. If you have sent a message and it only shows one check, there is a good chance that you have been blocked. Refer to the image below on how these check marks look.
  • WhatsApp Check Marks

While both of these factors suggests that you have been blocked, they are not 100% guaranteed to be foolproof. The developers of WhatsApp has intentionally made this matter to be ambiguous in order to protect the privacy of anyone who chooses to block someone. Any indicator that will outright tell if a person has blocked you will violate that person's privacy.

So in case you find out that you've been blocked, the golden question is: how do you get unblocked? Well, there is no one in this world that can lift your blacklist status but the person himself / herself. However, I'm sure that you ask nicely, if you could work things out.

Have you experienced being blocked on WhatsApp or any messaging app?

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    Caroline5 years, 11 months ago

    If I’ve been blocked and I call the person on WhatsApp does it still ‘ring’?

    SweetMay5 years, 11 months ago

    I met a guy online. He’s 18 and I’m 16. We talked for some time and he sent me many pics of himself and about his life and I sorta fell in love with him. I liked him but he wasn’t really polite when he texted, he was so rude, petty and stuffs. He got angry easily too. He told me he was pissed several times about me not replying due to my busy schedule. So one day I told him that I hope that I wouldn’t actually get to meet people like him in real life. He blocked me without giving a warning before hand. The second day i found out that my message was not actually sent and i can’t see his profile pic and status anymore. It was a pang. So i text him via Facebook only to know that he has really blocked me (which clarified my doubts), he then blocked me on Facebook without giving me a chance to talk. I texted him via phone and I was happy that he replied my messages, he told me to stop talking to him and hoped the best for me. I was contented and I stopped texting him from then on.
    It was a trauma and I had more pains as I didnt know him in real life and chances of talking or reasoning with him is low. I don’t think i had learnt my mistakes for not talking to strangers as teens like me lack the love of their friends or had no friends or they’re bullied and mistreated in real life so whatever the reason it is they would tend to find someone online to love them. I just WISH whatsapp would change from “blocking a contact without reason” to “blocking a contact with reasons” as it would decrease the chance of cyber bullying this way–or hurt from whoever they chatted with. Sometimes blocking someone without reasons is cruel and horrifying to the blocked party even if you’d not realized it. You could always mute someone or archive a chat but never block someone just my opinion.

    nicole5 years, 12 months ago

    I have a friend on what’s app and it shows me his profile pic and when he was last online but when i send him a message i only get one tick…..what does that mean?

    Pippa6 years ago

    Hi please tell me about the loophole. Ta

    Katie6 years, 1 month ago

    If you can see their “last seen” on whatsapp, does that mean they have not blocked your number on their regular phone?

    Hariprasath6 years, 2 months ago

    Ha ha there is a big loop hole in WhatsApp to find if the opposite person blocks you, If you people’s want to know let me know

      Charly6 years ago

      Hi, Hariprasath, I am interested to see if someone blocked me, can you give the loop hole to it?ThanksCharly

      Rick5 years, 11 months ago

      The only way to know for sure is by using an online tool called WhatsBlockAppTry it

        Rick5 years, 11 months ago


      Keran5 years, 10 months ago

      I would really like to know. Please tell me. :)

    Suri6 years, 3 months ago

    Well honestly I don’t care ,, if some one blocked me fine get lost but don’t come back again to be when the butts hit the ground. That sort of people I don’t take as friends. They are list or stat friends. The maniacs who wants to say I have this much of people on this on that. I never block a person. But most of did to me not only on whats app, on other apps as well but for I say go ahead. Completely fine by me. I don’t do it because I find it disrespect. If I cannot cope with some one I would say why I keep silence. May be the person will learn may be not. Blocking does not do any good to any except making more isuues.

    twinkle6 years, 5 months ago

    Lol some of u are hilarious, getting so upset and wasting so much time just because u worry u’ve been blocked? I’ve blocked quite a few people many times, usually because I’m busy for a time period and don’t want them to disturb me. It’s not a big deal.I wish Whatsapp would make it harder for people to figure out they were blocked, make it more ambiguous…based on what I read here, it’s quite easy for people to figure out with 95% accuracy if they’re blocked. Darn it.

    sallina6 years, 6 months ago

    To check ur blocked or not just change ur number to a different number n sign in again. You will come to know. The person will not be knowing u that ur still can see him on9 moreover your not is still shown to him as old number not the new number of which u hav signed in.

      Andrew Mckenna6 years, 3 months ago

      Interesting,  I might try that,  Thank You.   Its usually low life bitches that block lads just for the sake of it 

    Saurabh6 years, 7 months ago

    Why one of my contacts not showing he’s on whatsapp. Others however can see him and also chat with him on his whatdapp. please advise.

    swabrasuleiman6 years, 7 months ago

    If i can see someone’status butvnot his profile and when i send a massages it only keeps one tick and i cant see his last seen does it mean i am blocked by that person??

    doodles6 years, 8 months ago

    I accidently called a random number and I blocked it grom my call log. I also blocked them on whatsapp…will I appear on their whatsapp list? It is just a random number and we Have no messages between us…will I appear?

    Ed6 years, 9 months ago

    Jeez, you all need some serious stuff to worry about because you’re wasting all your angst on social media drama. 

    Ashna bijabahadur6 years, 9 months ago

    How do I get back my friend I unblocked him but I don’t see his contact anymore what do I do? I don’t even know if he will contact me back

      navin kumar6 years, 7 months ago

      Ashna Bijabahadur • 2 months agoHow do I get back my friend I unblocked him but I don’t see his contact anymore what do I do? I don’t even know if he will contact me backReply →

    Anna Jay6 years, 10 months ago

    There is a way to “trick” someone to believe they are blocked. And i know this because someone has done this to me…. Now, what they did was , remove their picture, removed their status and time stamp. I have been blocked once before so i know when u see this… you automatically assume you are blocked. However, being 10 steps ahead, i had a few friends add this person to their contacts… and as i suspected… they show the same on their lists as well. Meaning….. they havent blocked me, because if they did… than they would not show up on their lists as they do on mine. because a long time ago when i was blocked.. i got a friend to add to their contact list and theyre profile pic showed.. and it was black on mine. So if u want to trick someone believe they r blocked, i suggest to do it like my ex boyfriend has who clearly, has spent way too much time trying to get my attention with stupidity like this. 

    abc6 years, 10 months ago

    If I m not able to pay for someone also mean he or she blocked me on whatsup

    steve6 years, 10 months ago

    can two people on your watts apps show up on line everytime at the same time if they are not chatting with each other ?

    Helen6 years, 11 months ago

    Those who did this ambigous are so shitty idiots. It only means, that they’re not humans, but a robots somehow, because it may hurt people, put them to tears or even make them kill themselves, because someone they know and love very much appears to be blocking them, if he/she is not. It just makes people suffer, because you never know, if you’re blocked. If someone is so cruel and cynnical, that doesn’t say, that he is blocking you, why should WhatsApp developers be so cruel and cynnical either?

      Helen6 years, 11 months ago

      Skype shows it, does it violate your privacy, you cynnical and cruel Americans? Let’s judge Skype for making that clear and caring about people.

      Lunar1016 years, 11 months ago

      Good god Helen…..get some help?   People psychologically disturbed enough to break down due to THINKING they are blocked when they aren’t (which they would and could have found out with a bit of patience) need professional help.  You’re describing particularly mentally unwell people here.  If that kind of thing causes someone to kill themselves, then it’s only a matter of time anyway.  Nothing as simple as that has such huge consequences unless that person has severe mental issues.  And wattsap is a service provider…..not a psychiatric hospital.  Stop being so extremely insecure.

    Justinsuvi6 years, 11 months ago

    Can I see the last seen of a person,but he activated the privacy as nobody…It is possible to visible last seen of that person…. Is there any tricks for this???pls tell…

    kkarin6 years, 11 months ago

    i have sent a message to my friend… the friend’s status shows online few minutes ago, and the message sent gives me a different colored check mark…. usually to all my messages i get a grey colored check but for this i get a blue colored check….what does this mean…. am I blocked or something else…..

    Kirsty6 years, 11 months ago

    I sent a few messages to a turkish friend via WhatsApp & there is the one tick only on them & his last seen status is 26/10/14. Could this mean he has blocked me? By some answers I’ve seen if I’m blocked on WhatsApp I can’t see the Last Seen status which I can, but if I see a one tick only by a message then I am blocked?? Any advice please?! :) Thanks, KB

      steven.maina6 years, 11 months ago

      if his/her phone is iphone, perhaps it means that person  has not opened your message.

    shobhit6 years, 11 months ago

    this is a bit urgent …one of my friend had posted a whatsapp message in a group at 10:35 p.m,but when I check his individual chat the last seen is showing at 6:48 p.m.what is the possible reason behind it.

    Iqra khan7 years ago

    Okay this is really urgent.
    I sent someone a message on whatsapp and then blocked him so will he receive my that message or not? Please reply me soon.Ty

    Julie7 years ago

    I dont understand, the person I think has blocked me has been online many times today, his ‘last seen’ has changed many times, I can add him to a group and but the message i sent him yesterday still only got one tick… What does this mean???

    Abir7 years ago

    If i send a message to someone who has blocked me in whatsapp and it shows one tick, and then I delete it. Is there a possibility that later it will be delivered to him/her when he/she unblocks me?

    geet7 years, 1 month ago

    HiI am able to see my contact’s last online but the text messages sent to him have only one single check mark.Does it mean it is not reaching him? Also, does it mean he has blocked me.

    Carol7 years, 2 months ago

    Not sure if I’m blocked or not Shows last time sewn also when they came on line two checks but last text I sent only one ?? Can’t tell if this means he’s read my text or not

    avi7 years, 3 months ago

    simple it will say invite to whatss app period !!!!!!!!!!

    wondering7 years, 5 months ago

    Ok… I’m a bit confused on this.. I get two check marks but don’t see last seen any longer yet I do get the online every so often.. just tried the create new group to add that person but not listed.. so the question still exist Am  I blocked or not blocked… 

    lili7 years, 6 months ago

    I blocked several people on my husband whatsup . I noticed one in particular ,her picture changes constanly is this because his phone refreshes? Or he has unblocked her?

      Kev6 years, 10 months ago

      First off, what the fuck are you doing on your husband’s phone without his knowledge? You stupid housewife, learn how to appreciate and love yourself, and trust the man beside you. Stop thinking about how fucking awesome his co-workers are. Focus on making your man happy. And if he still cheats on you, dump his ass. That’s how things work. Not fucking with your spouse’s phone behind their back. 

        twinkle6 years, 5 months ago

        Damn right Kev. Ffs so many ridiculous comments written by women here. Makes me embarrassed to be female sometimes.

    Melissa7 years, 9 months ago

    Some things to know about WhatsApp that I figured out on my
    own. You register with this application based on your current mobile phone
    number. If you were to change your phone number, the old phone number is still
    active with the app. Another words, let’s say you have your cell phone and you
    change the number. When you change your cell phone number, using the same
    phone, the old cell phone number becomes inactive, meaning you can no longer be
    contacted through this number, this number in essence becomes “disconnected”
    where you are unable to make or receive phone calls or make or receive text
    messages. However, whatsapp is an online app, where with your old phone number
    you can still use whatsapp and have your profile active and make and receive
    texts from this number (with whatsapp only). So, I had two different
    smartphones (they were pay as you go phones where I would buy phone cards for
    them). I created a new whatsapp profile with my new cell phone number and still
    had my old phone number active with the app. This app was recommended to me by
    a long distant boyfriend that I was involved with at the time. I met him in the
    town that I worked in but he eventually moved to a different state. I felt very
    serious about this guy and really wanted to be with him so much that I was
    considering giving up my current life for a new life with him by moving where
    he was. So, we communicated for four months using this app which at first, I
    knew nothing about. There were problems developing in the communication between
    us as time went on. I was questioning whether he had a new girlfriend and was
    she checking the messages I was sending him, I was questioning the “online” and
    “last seen” statuses on this app and what they meant, I was questioning whether
    I was being blocked, I was questioning whether he was receiving my messages.
    So, all these questions got answered after the relationship was ending and when
    I discovered that I could answer my own questions with having two smartphones
    and messaging myself with my old phone number with my new phone number. So….here
    is what I learned….

    1. Blocking on this app: You will know if you are being
    blocked when the “online” and “last seen” status of the person you are talking
    to is NO LONGER VISIBLE .Note…you may still be able to see their profile
    picture and status and phone number. Even if you reinstall the app on your
    phone, but in most cases of reinstalling the app on your phone you will see
    their profile picture and status removed (meaning you may no longer be able to
    see that information as well). You will also know if you are being blocked if
    you try to add this person to a group chat, a message will pop up on your
    screen when adding this person to your group chat the message will say that you
    are not authorized to add this person to that particular group chat you are
    trying to create. Also, if blocked, the message you send will ALWAYS have one
    check to it. If a person unblocks you the message will NEVER be sent to that
    person. If you want them to know what you are saying, you will have to wait
    until they unblock you. If you are blocked and then the person decides to
    remove you from their address book on their phone you will remain blocked. So,
    no matter how many times you try to contact this person on whatsapp, they have
    you blocked and they will NEVER receive your messages you send during this
    blocked period.

    2. What “online” and “last seen” means: “online” means that
    the person has clicked on the whatspp icon on their screen and the whatsapp is
    OPEN. It does not mean that they are reading your message or have even opened
    (i.e. on facebook or check their gmail). THE ONLINE STATUS IS TIED TO BEING ON
    WHATSAPP ONLY. So, when you open the whatsapp icon on your screen from your
    phone the first thing you see is the list of your contacts. If someone has
    wrote you a message you will see them on the top of your contact list and the
    message with be in bold with a number and arrow next to it, the number
    indicating how many messages you wrote. When this person is “online” it means
    they have opened their whatsapp contact list in front of them, and then they
    can CHOOSE to open and read your message but don’t necessarily have to.  Once they see that you wrote the message and
    it is in bold, right then and there they can click and highlight you and your
    message and delete it.  “Last seen” means
    simply showing when they exited whatsapp, meaning when they closed the whatsapp
    window on their phone.

    3. One check mark vs. two and what it means: One check means
    your message was sent but NOT RECEIVED. So, if you are blocked, the message on your
    phone will always show ONE CHECK. Two checks means that the message was sent
    DOES NOT MEAN THEY HAVE READ THE MESSAGE. What if the phone is turned off? Say
    you send someone a message and you see one check on your message. More than
    likely that the person’s phone is off or they do not have wifi or 3G/4G
    connection (with these connections is how we get internet connection and that’s
    how whatsapp works). Once the person turns on their phone and gets connection
    then your message will show two checks. When the person opens the whatsapp on
    their phone (like stated before) it will then show them “online” and then they
    will see you wrote them, you will be towards the top of the list with your
    message on their contacts list, your message and you being bold and they then can
    click on your message where it will be opened and read and then they can choose
    to respond as they wish.

    4. What if my phone number was deleted from their phone? For
    different reasons someone we were once close to can become distant and decide
    they want to remove our phone number from their phone. Here’s what happens. He
    deletes your phone number from his ADDRESS BOOK on his phone you will no long
    appear on his contacts list for whatsapp. If he deletes you ONLY on whatsapp
    and not on his address book in his phone….then you will still appear on his
    contacts list on whatsapp but he would have to click on the upper right icon on
    the contact list on whatsapp to see you listed there .REMEMBER…IF HE DELETES
    HIS PHONE NUMBER IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.  If you contact him and your number is deleted
    HE WILL RECEIVE YOUR MESSAGE. Again, same situation as before, there is no guarantee
    that he will actually OPEN AND READ your message. When he opens his whatsapp he
    will see your message with your profile picture and YOUR PHONE NUMBER (because
    he has deleted you from his address book so you are no longer stored in his
    phone…..another words if you are Sara with phone number 900 455 5566…he will
    store you as “Sara” or “Honey” or whatever (even a fake name if he is hiding
    something….with your number 9004555566 in his phone. So when you were in his
    phone and you wrote him on whatsapp you would appear as whatever he saved you
    under like “Sara” or “Honey” or even a fake name. When he deletes you in his
    address book you are no longer there. So you message him on whatsapp you and
    will show up as your profile pic and your number 9004555566. Obviously, if he
    has something to hide….or a new girlfriend….he can open whatsapp (appear
    online), see that you wrote him from looking at his contacts list, with you
    showing up and your phone number, then he can CHOOSE right then and there to
    click on you and your message and DELETE it right away EVEN WITHOUT ACTUALLY
    OPENING THE MESSAGE AND READING THE WHOLE THING….meanwhile appearing online the

      Shy7 years, 3 months ago

      Melissa I started a new group and put in some names and then added the one I thought I was blocked from and he went on the list, will you only know if they can’t be added once you send the message or when you try and add him to your group will it automatically come up as saying you’re not authorised.  I’m not in his phone list but he’s in mine, does that make a difference?

    Blondi8 years, 1 month ago

    Another way that worked for me..I deleted the number from my phone contacts and after added it again. The status of the person who blocked me on whats app after updating appeared as “status unknown”. Checked it twice after with my friend-the same result. Good luck.

      arnav8 years, 1 month ago

      yes ita working thanks a ton,

      but earlier it was not working its working on the latest whats app version only

      btw thanks
      best regards

    TechReek8 years, 2 months ago

    Very nice trick!

    sue8 years, 2 months ago

    see when people delete each other out there phones how dose the other person still show up on watsapp . dose that mean one person hasnt deleted the person in the first place ???

    tracy8 years, 2 months ago

    One of my contact in my phone just starting showing as number instead of name an no matter how I add back the number in the msg box it still don’t change to the person name. Soes it means I’m being blocked?

    thakur8 years, 3 months ago

    If anyone block me then in absence of my online can this person read my message and again block me ?

    Aysel8 years, 4 months ago

    I forgot to say if i change my profil picture and my status in everyday,the man who has blocked me can see my changes? .please,tell me about it

      Maria7 years, 8 months ago

      Yes, the person can still see status and profile picture changes ;-)

    Aysel8 years, 4 months ago

    If i’m blocked,then the man who has blocked me can see my statusand my profil picture?

    jojn8 years, 5 months ago

    and if this person has unistall the app?so how i can understand the difference from been blpcked?

    Kris8 years, 5 months ago

    I can see a contacts “last Seen”, but my Messages are not being delivered, only with one checkmark, have i been blocked? Or its not that at all, the contact has not been online for days now..

    nicole8 years, 5 months ago

    I can’t see one of my contacts “last seen at” or that they’re “online” but I’ve seen they’re profile pic update.. does this mean I’m blocked? I also don’t thick this person has my new number I changed it and updated my whatsapp with the new number…

      steven.maina6 years, 11 months ago

      they have removed the time stamp on their phone. so you will never see when the were online or last seen. This will apply to all who view their whatsapp.

    doesnt matter8 years, 6 months ago

    I had block someone cos he was stealing and lying to my face.

    casey8 years, 6 months ago

    I tried to block someone I suspected of blocking me and it kept failing…perhaps another method to confirm you’ve been blocked??

    Actually Advice Millard8 years, 8 months ago

    Here is the one and only proof:
    Create a new group and add the person who maybe blocked you.
    If they can’t join, then you are blocked.
    Otherwise he joins.

      imran imran8 years, 7 months ago

      you are dead right, just tried this too right!!

      imran imran8 years, 7 months ago

      good advice by the way.

      Maria8 years, 4 months ago

      Hi there. I thought someone blocked me as I didn’t see them online anymore that day when usually they are and when I sent a msg it only had 1 tick beside it.. I tried creating a new group and added the person and straight away it said “(NAME) joined” and it shows him as a participant..What does this mean??

      Frank Zillian8 years, 4 months ago

      This is the best way, ever. I’m getting a popup after adding someone to a group (new group) that said: “… cannot be added”. And now my friend told me he blocked me, just to test. Amazing advice!

    Paul8 years, 9 months ago

    How can we hide the profile pic from the one we blocked coz they can still see it

      udu8 years, 9 months ago

      you cant

    dan8 years, 9 months ago

    I could see the persons “last seen….” but there is only one tick. Is this a block or just that its lagging?

      omegahanggara8 years, 7 months ago

      He/She is offline all day, perhaps His/Her WhatsApp is deleted.

    mario balotelli8 years, 10 months ago

    You can check if the person has updated their status.I think when you change your status, it is for everyone to see who has your number.

    Felippe8 years, 11 months ago

    Its name is Whatsapp blocker

    Arnav9 years, 1 month ago

    Ar9avv  Well u can check if someone blocked you by seeing on top of of window and if last seen messge is not there then he/she had blocked you … Iam sure of this thing about iphone but not about other phone –     ar9avv  ????