How to tell if you are blocked on WhatsApp by key signs

IF you are worried that you have been blocked on WhatsApp, there are some clues to look for.

WhatsApp won’t tell you outright if you’ve been blocked – so you have to do a little bit.

There are clues hidden in WhatsApp that can take you to a block


There are clues hidden in WhatsApp that can take you to a blockCredit: WhatsApp

But remember: it’s easy to make mistakes, so don’t read too much into the signs.

First, consider why you are blocked.

If you are harassing or abusing someone, you should stop communicating with that person.

It can also be a hint that you are just annoying WhatsAppso maybe try to clean up your action.

So how can you know if you have been blocked?

WhatsApp says one of the big perks is that you can no longer see a last seen or online contact in the chat window.

You won’t see an update for a contact’s profile picture.

Every message you’ve sent to the person who blocked you will always show a single check mark (sent message) – but never a second check mark (sent message).

And any calls you try to make won’t go through.

“If you see all of the above indicators for a contact, this could mean the user is blocking you,” WhatsApp said.

“However, there are other possibilities.

“We’ve intentionally made this ambiguous to protect your privacy when you block someone.

“So we can’t tell you if you’re being blocked by someone else.”

To block a contact on iPhone, go to Settings > Accounts > Privacy > Blocked > Add New… then select the contact you want to block.

On Android, open WhatsApp, then tap More options (three dots) and then tap Settings.

Then, go to Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts, tap the Add Contact sign, and then select the person you want to block.

If an unknown number is contacting you on either platform, you can open a conversation with them, select their profile, and block them from there.

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