Have I been blocked on What’s app?!?

JimmyMac97 Posts 3 Registration date Wednesday November 9, 2022 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2022 - Updated on Nov 9, 2022 at 05:03 PM
 NC - Nov 15, 2022 at 12:20 AM

So about a month ago I fell out with a friend. 
Thry blocked me on insta after a while now I believe im blocked from Whats app. I’m curious to know if they really have or not? As of yesterday I could see when they were last seen but today the last seen status has disappeared. 

Is there anyway I could test the waters to see if they blocked me without them realising? I know all the usual steps such as adding to a group or messaging them and one tick appears etc, but then they’ll be aware if I’m not blocked and I’ll come if as creepy. What if I delete the app and re-install it? 

Any advice would be great!

3 replies

Same thing happened to two of my contacts on November 9th. I used to be able to see their last seen up until around 3 pm that day before both their last seen disappeared. Their last seen was removed both at the same time. I’m positive that they didn’t block me or delete me as a contact or change their settings both at the same time. That would be extremely rare. I’m sure it has to do with the new privacy settings put in place by WhatsApp. The common factor between the two contacts is that I had sent them both a message around 1-2 months ago but neither had responded to me. I think WhatsApp is removing the ability to see last seen for contacts who have their last seen visible to  “only contacts” and who you have never had 2 way communication with in the past. With that said, can you let me know if you ever contacted your contact in the past, and if so, did they ever reply? 

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evelinchamplin Posts 8 Registration date Friday November 4, 2022 Status Member Last seen November 14, 2022
Nov 10, 2022 at 02:11 AM

It is a disaster with their security and unreliable, I think you have to id manually to see if you really got blocked, for instance: 
you cannot see their last seen or chat window, I also think that their profile picture is not updated. Oh and I think one factor that will confirm everything if your voice calls don't go through. It took me a while though but yeah check those factors. 


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JimmyMac97 Posts 3 Registration date Wednesday November 9, 2022 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2022
Nov 10, 2022 at 04:41 AM

When they block you doesn’t there profile picture go blank?? I can still see there picture

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HelpiOS Posts 13027 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen November 27, 2022 1,864
Nov 10, 2022 at 08:14 AM

Hi,

If you've been blocked by someone on WhatsApp, you'll no longer be able to see their last seen or online status. Calls and messages may not work also.

What @evelinchamplin tried to explain is that you'll continue to see their profile picture, but if they decide to change it, you'll not see the new one.


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JimmyMac97 Posts 3 Registration date Wednesday November 9, 2022 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2022
Nov 10, 2022 at 08:56 AM

I see, not looking good then lol, can’t see their last seen or online status.

I can still see that they are “available” when I click onto the number, does that mean anything? 
Don’t wanna text or add them to a group without being sure that I’ve probably been blocked.

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HelpiOS Posts 13027 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen November 27, 2022 1,864 > JimmyMac97 Posts 3 Registration date Wednesday November 9, 2022 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2022
Nov 10, 2022 at 07:01 PM

I'm not sure if the "available" note change something. Status can help to find out if we've been blocked, but WhatsApp made it voluntarily ambiguous for privacy. We can't only trust that. It is possible that the person has just turned off their online/last seen status finally.


To have a better idea if you've been blocked, you should try to call them or send a message. If you can't reach them even after several weeks, then you may consider that you've been blocked.


I know that this is the last thing you want to do, so you can ask someone you know who has that person in their contacts to see if they're hiding their status or not, or if they're still using WhatsApp. Alternatively, you can try creating another WhatsApp account with a different number, and adding that person then.


Good luck.

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