Frequently Asked Questions


How can I tell if someone has blocked me on WhatsApp?

There are a couple of indicators that you may be blocked by one or more of your WhatsApp contacts:

  1. You can no longer see this contact's "last seen at.." or "online" status in the chat window. Learn more about these status indicators here.
  2. You do not see updates to that contact's profile picture.
  3. Any messages sent to a contact who has blocked you will always show one check mark (message sent), and never show a second check mark (message delivered).

For more information on these check marks, read this article.

If you see both of these indicators for a contact, this could mean they are blocking you. However, there are other possibilities. We have made this intentionally ambiguous in order to protect your privacy when you block someone. Thus, we cannot tell you if you are being blocked by someone else, since this is a violation of that person's privacy.

Not sure what blocking someone does? More details can be found here.

Wondering how to block someone? Find out how on: Android | BlackBerry | iPhone | Nokia | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp Support Team