What does it mean when you call someone on Messenger and it says no answer

Considering how hectic today’s world is, people rarely have time to attend normal phone calls, let alone messenger calls. So, in this article, considering people’s concerns, we’ll take the “You call someone on messenger, and it says no answer!” issue into account.

But before that, we shall introduce you to what actually the issue is. So, whenever you try to contact someone by calling them on messenger, this issue rises, & it says no answer. Getting blocked is the most ubiquitous reason for it.

So, without devoting much of our time on its introduction, let’s quickly know the causes & effective solutions for the issue.


What does it mean when you call someone on messenger, and it says no answer?

Reason 1: Not Logged In

If you are trying to call someone on messenger & it says no answer, it could simply mean either they are not on messenger or they haven’t logged in yet.

Because without being on messenger, the call won’t show up to them. So, just wait for a while and try calling them back & you’re sorted.


Reason 2: Ignored Your Call

A busy person often ignores. If you’re trying to call someone on messenger &, they don’t revert. So, either they are busy with their respective work & declined your call or just deliberately ignoring you

Try to call them twice or thrice. If the issue persists, drop a message to them asking to pick up your call (if it’s urgent), or you can just buzz them normally.


Reason 3: Notification Turned Off

Despite being aware of your call, there is a good chance that they do not see it because they have turned off the messenger notification. So, there’s nothing to worry about, the next time they’ll log in, you’ll definitely get a callback.


Reason 4: Slow Internet Connection

If there’s a connectivity, server, or settings issue at your or your friend’s place, you can’t make a call. As messenger doesn’t require a fast internet connection. At least make sure you have a stable & reliable internet connection at your place.

Turn off the Wi-Fi or cellular data & turn it on again. If the issue persists, reinstall Facebook (Play/App store > Search Messenger > Uninstall > Install)  & then restart ( Hold & press Volume & Start buttons simultaneously) your device.


Reason 5: You Got Blocked

As we mentioned earlier, getting blocked is the most ubiquitous reason for this issue. There are a few reasons I chose to mention this aspect at the very end.

Firstly, we’ll discuss how you will get to know if someone blocked you on messenger, & secondly, nobody likes to get blocked by anyone, as it’s desolating.


How do you know if you are blocked or ignored on Messenger?

Method 1: Check Message Status 

Check the status of the messages you have sent till nowIf the message is read by that person but hasn’t replied yet, they may have decided to ignore it. 

All you have to do is Log in to the Messenger App > Search the Id of the concerned person.

Check the symbol beside the messages. If you see a blue tick on the circle, it means that your message has been sent to the concerned person.

filled blue circle including a tick indicates the message has been delivered to the recipient.

When you notice the recipient’s profile picture next to your message, it indicates that the recipient has successfully read your message but not replying at the moment. 

If the person has read the message through their notification bar then you won’t notice any read receipt there. You can check upon them through other sources if there’s any urgency.

How to check status
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Method 2: Check The Last login to Messenger

Log in to Messenger > Search the Id of the concerned person.

Open the chat & look above for their activity status.

Note: If either have you turned off their activity status, then you both won’t be able to check the activity status of each other.

If the activity status is easily accessible to you, you should immediately see it under the name of the user at the top of the screen.

You will see the word Active now or Active X min ago, and if the last access was made after sending your message, the user may have deliberately ignored your communication.

How to check activity status
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Method 3: Check The Person’s Display Picture & Name

If you can see the concerned person’s display picture and name at the top of the chat, the user might have deliberately blocked you for some reason & not deactivated or deleted their account.

But if their display picture is a gray outline of a person instead of their old photo, the chances of deactivating is more.


Method 4: Check For Any Warning Or Notice

If you see a message like “This person is unavailable on Messenger”, then you are probably not blocked—the person has either deactivated their account, or the account was deleted by Facebook. For some reason not explained by Facebook, this text doesn’t appear at the bottom of all deactivated accounts.


Final Words

In this article, we tried our utmost best to make you familiar with the issue & know whether you have been blocked or ignored by someone or not.

I would like to sum up the important aspects in a nutshell here. You will find various causes & effective methods to encounter the problem fearlessly. Such as, Checking their activity status, or their Last login, or checking up on their Display picture, etc.

You should go through all the above-mentioned procedure thoroughly to get best & instant results. In the end, I would like to say that, just reach out the person anyhow, in urgency, or if the person matters. Sit & sort things out.

Do share the causes & methods to someone who you think are in need. I hope it felt insightful & valuable to you all. Do good, Be good & spread positive vibes all around. Make this world a little better place to live.

Thank You so much guys for lending your eyes to this one!

Have A Mesmerizing Day Y’all Ahead!


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