Can you call someone on WhatsApp if they Blocked you

WhatsApp’s ‘block this chat’ feature allows users to completely disable the other person from contacting them. This is part of their privacy tools and is employed by several people!

If you have been blocked by someone or at least suspect of being blocked, you can read this article to get a clearer picture.

Here, we provide answers to some common questions related to the result of blocking a chat on WhatsApp.

Can you call someone on WhatsApp if they blocked you?

Short Answer: No, You can not place a call if someone has blocked you. 

Any efforts to place a WhatsApp call to a contact who has blocked you will be unsuccessful.

What happens when you call someone who blocked you on WhatsApp

Short Answer: The phone call doesn’t go through, and it simply keeps ringing at your side. And on the screen it shows ‘Calling’ followed by the contact’s number and the calling status doesn’t change to ‘Ringing’.

What happens when you call someone who blocked you on WhatsApp

It might seem that the phone is ringing but in actuality, the receiver doesn’t get any notification from his/her application. And if you try calling someone who hasn’t blocked your contact, you will see ‘Ringing’ and their phone number. But, be advised, you cannot use this parameter to check if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp.

You will also see ‘Calling’ status instead of ‘Ringing’ if the contact is not connected to internet while you are calling them..

How do you know if someone blocked you on WhatsApp or iPhone?

There are some hints that you can catch if you want to confirm that a specific contact has blocked you on WhatsApp.

These are mentioned below

1. Try creating a WhatsApp group with the contact

Make a WhatsApp group with the person you believe has blocked you. If the message “you are not authorized to add this contact,” appears, then most likely you have been blocked.

2. You cannot view a new profile picture of the contact

If the person who has blocked you has changed their profile picture to a new one, 

you cannot see this new image. You will only be able to see the old image as their profile picture that was set when you were not blocked.

If you can view an updated profile picture from a mutual friend’s device, or you just know that the profile picture has been updated, then this is a definitive sign that you have been blocked by this person. 

3. Your messages have only a single checkmark

WhatsApp uses checkmark symbols to track your messages. A single checkmark symbol next to your message indicates that it has been sent, while two checkmarks indicate that it has been received.

That second checkmark will never appear if you have texted someone has blocked you. If your internet connection is strong, but your message isn’t being delivered, you’re probably blocked.

4. Your call won’t get through

Similarly, you will be unable to place a WhatsApp call to anyone who has blocked you.

5. The ‘last seen’ status of contact won’t be visible.

You can open the contact’s chat and see the last seen status. If you are unable to see anything there, maybe you have been blocked by this person.

However, before drawing some bold conclusions, ensure that you haven’t disabled your own ‘last seen’ settings in WhatsApp.

I was blocked by someone on WhatsApp, but I can still see her “online” status. How is that possible?

Short Answer: You have not been blocked by the contact as It’s not possible to see the ‘online status’ in case you were.

Once, a contact has blocked you then WhatsApp doesn’t allow you to view their ‘last seen’ or ‘online status. 

However, if you are able to see it, then the only conclusion that can be drawn is that they have unblocked you or perhaps never blocked you at all in the first place.


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Final Words

The feature of blocking a chat is obviously helpful for the one blocking someone and hurtful for the one being blocked!

We hope that if you are the one who has been blocked, you’ve found answers to your questions in this article! 

Further Reading:

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Will Blocked Contacts Get Notified If I Change WhatsApp Number

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