The Internet incidence of cyber attack is changing with more and more people. We keep hearing about incidents where hackers hack into WhatsApp accounts and steal data and money. The recently announced PM took care of the relief fund which led to a lot of scams on WhatsApp where scammers tricked users into stealing money from users by sending them malicious messages. The best way to ignore someone trying to bully you online via WhatsApp or some other means is to block them so that they do not reach out again and get upset.
Most social media platforms come with platforms ‘block’ option that helps users to blacklist people. If someone blocks you, you will not be able to reconnect with them or send messages or call them. But how do you know who blocked you on whatsapp.
Here are some simple tips that can be used to find out if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp.
No profile picture
The profile photo will suddenly disappear if someone blocks you on WhatsApp. Till yesterday you could see the profile photo but it suddenly disappeared? Well, one reason for this may be that the contact blocked you. It may also be possible that the contact removed the display picture. Check with a mutual friend, if your friend can see the profile photo but you won’t be blocked.
No status or other details
With a profile picture, if you block someone on WhatsApp, you will not be able to see details like status, las dekha. Another reason for not being able to see the status, photos and other details can be a change in settings. WhatsApp allows users to limit status, profile photos, last seen, and themselves. Your contact can only reset the “me only” privacy settings. Again, check with a mutual friend if your friend can see the account details but you won’t be blocked.
Message not given
If someone blocks you then it is clear that you will not be able to send messages on WhatsApp. To find out if someone has sent you a message and if the message has the same gray tick, it means you are blocked. It should be noted that even if the contact later unblock the message you sent, the blocked message will not be delivered.
Call not going through
If you suspect that a contact has blocked you on WhatsApp then just try to call him. If the call does not go through you then you are blocked. Another reason may be internet connectivity. Try to make a call after the internet works well and even when the call does not go through the contact, you are definitely blocked.
How to block someone on whatsapp
– Open WhatsApp App
– Open the chat of the contact you want to block
– Click to view account
– Click on cross down and block contact option.
– Similarly, you can unblock someone on WhatsApp.