It’s aggravating to be blocked, particularly if you have no idea why or believe the reasons are unfair.
Is it feasible to make contact with your contact again? What’s more, how can you know whether your friend has been blocked on WhatsApp?
How to Tell if your friend has been blocked on WhatsApp?
WhatsApp does not notify a banned user of the change in status, as is common on social networking and communication applications. There’s a solid reason for this: sending such a message may put the person who has banned a WhatsApp contact in danger.
It is possible to determine whether or not your friend have been blocked . There are a few minor indications that will alert you to the fact that your friend have been blocked.
The following are some signs that your friend might have been blocked on WhatsApp
Your contact’s profile picture hasn’t been updated in a while. If your contact’s photo is usually updated on a regular basis, but their profile image has remained the same for an extended length of time, they may have blocked you. You won’t be able to view new pictures in your copy of the app if you’re banned.
Updates to a contact’s information, such as when they were last seen online, are no longer visible. The “Last Seen Online” function shows you when your contacts last used WhatsApp or were last online. However, being banned by the user isn’t the only reason you can’t know when a contact was last online. There are a few other factors as well. They may have altered their privacy settings to conceal this information, or you may have set your privacy settings to keep your ‘Last Seen’ information private. You won’t be able to view the same data in your other contacts if you set this information to private on your end.
After sending a message, you only see one checkmark. When you send a message on WhatsApp, you’ll usually see two checkmarks when a contact has received and read it. If you are banned, however, you will only get one checkmark to indicate that the message was delivered, not two to indicate that it was read.
You are unable to make a phone call. Any calls you try to make will not go through if someone bans your friends on WhatsApp.
How to Chat with blocked friend on WhatsApp?
With that disclaimer out of the way, there are three main ways to send a message to someone who has blocked you on social media. None of these ways are failsafe, and if the individual really does not want to hear from you, they may also block these methods, but at the very least, you’ll get to send your one message.
1. Using SMS to Send a Message
The first technique is a no-brainer, but it’s one that many people overlook. While millions of individuals across the globe have abandoned SMS as a means of communicating with friends and family, every smartphone still has the capacity to send SMS messages.
Because WhatsApp contacts depend on your device’s phone number to add and store people, switching to your device’s SMS app and sending a text to the contact who banned you is very easy. You have their phone number if you have them as a WhatsApp contact. While you’re likely to be banned completely, both on and off WhatsApp, it’s still worth attempting to send a simple text to the person you’re trying to reach.
Of course, if the individual has banned you on both their SMS and WhatsApp messaging apps, that’s a good indication of whether they want you to keep trying or not. There are always other kinds of social media message, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others, if you want to keep trying.
2. Messaging in a Group
The second option is to utilize WhatsApp’s group messaging feature. Because there is no way to ban a person who is contacting you in a group chat, this is arguably the most stable of the three methods for contacting a blocked user on WhatsApp.
While you may simply block an individual, thereby ending all contact with that person, there is no method to ban a user in a WhatsApp group conversation. This seems to be a strange omission on WhatsApp’s side, but it’s something you can take advantage of.
To utilize this workaround, you’ll need a buddy who is ready to join a group chat with you and this other person, who is in touch with the individual who banned you. (You may also do this using the new account you created under the third method, which is described further below.) You’ll be able to interact with the other users after you’ve been brought into a group chat.
The person who banned you may quit the group and turn off alerts from the group chat, but you’ll be allowed to send at least one message once more. It’s odd that group messages still enable banned users and the contacts who blocked them to communicate with one another, but it’s a viable method to make a last-ditch attempt at communication.
3. Getting Started with a New Account
Create a new WhatsApp account is the third option. When it comes to adding and messaging contacts on WhatsApp, the program depends on your phone number. WhatsApp also gets access to contacts from your smartphone’s contacts list, regardless of whether your device and account share the same phone number.
The first thing you’ll need is a backup phone number. One of the most popular apps that may provide you with new or temporary phone numbers is Google Voice. You’ll be issued a new phone number depending on your location when you join up with your Google account. Unfortunately, at the time being, Google Voice can only be registered from the United States.
There are instructions available that can help you get Google Voice numbers outside of the United States, as well as popular alternative number providers located in your own country. If you live outside of the United States and don’t have access to a VPN or IP masking to sign up for Google Voice, you may utilize any trustworthy website to get a backup number provider. There are many.
Once you have your new phone number, you may start creating a new WhatsApp account. We’ll be testing this service on the Android version of WhatsApp, so your results may differ whether you’re using iOS or another operating system.
Begin by fully logging out of your WhatsApp account. You may also remove the program and reinstall it from the App Store or Play Store to start again with a clean slate. When you go to the WhatsApp login page, it will ask for your phone number in order to register your account and authenticate your device. Enter the secondary phone number you established via Google Voice or whichever app provider you selected instead of your existing phone number.
When you press the “Next” button, WhatsApp will notify you of the number that will be verified. Check to see whether you typed your phone number properly. After you’ve double-checked that you’ve input the right number into your device, press “OK” to go on to the next stage.
Following that, WhatsApp will urge you to use SMS messages to automatically detect your verification code. Allowing WhatsApp to do this is usually a simple way to avoid it, but don’t let it. Because the text is sent to your Google Voice number rather than your device’s SMS inbox, WhatsApp won’t be able to identify the code.
To transmit the code, instead click “Not Now.” Enter the six numbers into the form on your device after you’ve received it in your alternative inbox. The number should be immediately verified by your device. You’ll be prompted to give your WhatsApp account a name (which you may change later; it’s not a username), and then you’ll be sent to your new inbox.
You may still see your contacts from inside the device even if you’re using your alternative number; however, they won’t see your name in your account until you give them your other number or start texting them via the service. When you get to this stage, you may start messaging the person who banned you.
It’s worth remembering, though, that if that person discovers you’ve made a new account, you may be banned again quickly, so pick your words carefully before contacting them. You may also utilize this secondary account to establish a group chat with your main account, the person you want to contact, and the secondary account.
We cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to utilize the following methods only in an emergency. If someone has banned you on WhatsApp, there’s almost definitely a reason for it, and you should be cautious about contacting them in any way.