How to know if someone blocked you on whatsapp? Answered

Last Updated on August 9, 2022 by Kennedy

When it comes to the world most popular instant messaging apps and services, there is doubt that Whatsapp is among the list.

With whatsapp, you can send pictures, videos, documents of any type, text messages and calls no matter where you found yourself unless you are in a country that banned the use of Whatsapp.

Being a instant messaging app, you can block someone on your whatsapp account and which the person won’t be able to reach you on whatsapp.

This leads us to the question being asked,

How to know lf Someone blocked you on WhatsApp 

To know if someone blocked you on Whatsappp, check if you are able to see the persons profile picture and about. lf you are not able to see the person’s profile picture and about on whatsapp, then it means the person has blocked you on it’s whatsapp account.

These two are the major indication that shows you have been blocked on whatsapp.

Now i will go ahead to explain how to know if someone blocked you on whatsapp.


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1. Your profile picture will be blank to the blocked contact

This is the first major thing you will noticed if you’re blocked by someone on whatsapp unless you especially if the person is always having a profile picture on it’s whatsapp account.

However, you may think that the person removed it’s whatsapp picture even if the person is always having a profile picture on it’s whatsapp account.

But please bear in mind that not because you’re not seeing a friends profile picture doesn’t necessarily mean the person blocked you on whatsapp. Someone might decide to remove it’s whatsapp profile picture and leave it blank.

Now if you’re not able to see a friend’s profile picture on whatsapp as it is blank and you’re suspecting that the person blocked you on whatsapp, here’s what you should do.

Check the person’s about on whatsapp.

2. The person’s about will be hidden from you

To know if someone blocked you on whatsapp, check to see if you will see the person’s about on whatsapp, if you’re not able to see the person’s about on whatsapp then it literally means the person has blocked you on whatsapp.

This is one of the clear indicators that you have been blocked on whatsapp and not just checking the person’s profile picture. Once someone blocks you on whatsapp, the person’s about will be hidden or restricted from your view.

You can only see it unless the person unblock you on it’s whatsapp account.

how to know if someone blocked you on whatsapp

By default, whatsapp will show about on a user’s profile information even if it the default whatsapp about.

how to know if someone blocked you on whatsapp

When there’s no about on whatsapp users information, look no further as you have been blocked by the person.

As there’s no possible means or method to leave about empty on whatsapp, for the fact that you’re not seeing it on someone’s whatsapp shows that the person has indeed blocked you on whatsapp.

Below is a typical example of what I’m talking about.

Blocked on whatsapp

Looking at the above photo you will noticed that about is missing on the given whatsapp profile and that is because the person blocked my number on whatsapp. Normally, about will show up before Media, Links, and Docs like shown on the above picture. 

Also the person’s profile picture is blank and not visible to my view.

Here’s what it looks like when being blocked or not blocked on whatsapp.

how to know if someone blocked you on whatsapp

3. Last seen will no longer be available to the blocked number

Another feature that will be restricted to the blocked number is the last seen. If you block someone on your whatsapp account, the person won’t be able to see your last seen same goes to you being blocked on whatsapp by another whatsapp user. 

However, the blocked number may not neccesarily find out simply because lots of Whatsapp users tends to disable their last seen.

3. Online status will be hidden 

When you block someone on whatsapp or being blocked on whatsapp, the Whatsapp online status will be restricted to the blocked number. This is same as not being able to see the last seen though many whatsapp users don’t get bothered if they don’t see online status of their whatsapp friends.

Once you disabled last seen on your whatsapp account, your online status will be hidden and also you won’t be able your whatsapp contacts online status and last seen. 

5. Whatsapp status update will be restricted to the blocked contact

Whenever a whatsapp user post a status update on it’s whatsapp account, the blocked contact will never see online status of the other user until the blocked whatsapp is unblocked in your whatsapp account.

However, you won’t be able to see the blocked contact status update until you unblock the person on your whatsapp account. 

5. Text messages or chats will be blocked

This is where the blocked contact will start to suspect you, after series of tons of failed messages or text messages fails to get delivered to your whatsapp account.

Once you block Someone on Whatsapp, the blocked contact will no longer be able to text you on whatsapp and you won’t be able to text the blocked contact as well. You can only text the blocked number after you must have unblocked its contact in your whatsapp account.

6. Both video calls and voice calls will be prohibited

Another feature that will be restricted when being blocked on whatsapp is video calls and voice calls. Both you and the blocked contact won’t be able to contact each other on whatsapp.

How to block someone on whatsapp

To block someone on whatsapp, simply open the person’s whatsapp profile, scroll down and hit on the block user button.

Let me explain in details how to block someone on whatsapp based on android phone and the iPhone. 

To Block Someone on Android

To block someone on android, first, you need to open whatsapp on your android phone and locate the contact.

When you have done so, tap on the person’s whatsapp name at the top of your screen just like on the picture below.

how to block someone on whatsapp

Once you done that, it will open the person’s whatsapp profile information.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and you will see the block button. Go ahead and tap on the block button to block the whatsapp user.

how to block someone on whatsapp on android

Once you tap on the block button you have blocked the person on your whatsapp account. Now remember that the person won’t be able to contact you on whatsapp, and you won’t be able to contact the person on whatsapp as well.

How to block someone on whatsapp iPhone

To block someone whatsapp for iPhone users, open whatsapp on your phone and locate the whatsapp user.

You can tap on the chat button if you already had a chat with the contact or tap on the edit button to see all of your whatsapp contacts.

Blocked on whatsapp

Now locate the whatsapp user and open the profile information of the user by tapping on the user’s profile name located at the top of your screen. 

Just like on android, scroll all the way down to bottom and hit on the block button. Once you have done that, that is it.

You have blocked the person on your whatsapp account and there’s no way to the person will contact you or you contacting the person on whatsapp.

What happens when you block someone on whatsapp?

When you block someone on whatsapp, you won’t be able to contact the person and the blocked person also won’t be able to contact you on whatsapp.

However, you can view the blocked number whatsapp status, profile picture, etc but Wong be able to send a text message or to call the blocked person on your whatsapp account.

Before you can call the person, you must unblock the number on your whatsapp account.

On the side of the blocked number, the person won’t see your profile picture, whatsapp status, about, last seen, call or message you, etc.

When you block someone on WhatsApp what do they see?

When you block someone on whatsapp, they will see only see your Whatsapp username and phone number. Any other profile information will be restricted on the blocked number. 

And I’m talking about the whatsapp profile picture, status, about, last seen, but previous messages you had with the blocked contact will still be shown on the blocked number chat.

Will phone ring if blocked on WhatsApp?

Phone will never ring if blocked on whatsapp unless the caller uses another means to call other than whatsapp.

As long as you blocked someone on your whatsapp account, there’s no way the person will be able to call your whatsapp number unless the person used another means like using the default cellular phone call, facetime, Skype, telegram, etc, to call you.

If it is whatsapp the call won’t go through but rather will continue to show calling on the screen until it ends on it’s own or the caller decides to end the call.

Does profile picture disappear when blocked on WhatsApp 

The answer is yes. Profile picture will immediately disappear if someone blocked you on whatsapp.

This is the the very first indication of being blocked by someone on whatsapp, and if you don’t happen to see the person’s about just like I stated earlier on in this article of how to know if someone blocked you on whatsapp, then it literally means that you have been blocked by the person on whatsapp.

If i block someone on whatsapp can i see their last seen?

The simple answer is no. If you block someone on whatsapp, you won’t be able to see their last seen until you unblock the person on your whatsapp account.

Before you can be able to see someone’s whatsapp last seen, you must enable the last seen feature on your whatsapp account and didn’t block the person.

Once you hit on the block button for the whatsapp contact, the blocked person won’t be able to see your last seen and you as well won’t be able to see the person’s last seen.

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