How do you know if someone restricted you on Messenger?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Well, to be honest, I’ve been in a situation where I suspected someone had restricted me on Messenger. It was a bit disheartening, but I wanted to find out for sure. So, I did a little bit of research and talked to some friends who were more tech-savvy than me. Here’s what I found out:

1. No more chats: One of the first signs that someone may have restricted you on Messenger is that you’ll stop seeing your chats with them. It’s like they’ve disappeared from your inbox. This can be a bit confusing at first, especially if you were used to chatting with them regularly.

2. No notifications: Another clue is that you won’t receive any notifications from the person who may have restricted you. Normally, when someone sends you a message on Messenger, you’ll get a notification on your device. But if you’ve been restricted, those notifications will no longer come through. It’s like you’ve been cut off from their virtual world.

3. No Active status: If you’ve ever noticed that you can see when your friends are active on Messenger, well, that won’t be the case if you’ve been restricted. The person who restricted you won’t see your Active status, and likewise, you won’t see theirs. It’s like you’re both invisible to each other in terms of online presence.

4. No read receipts: This one can be a bit frustrating, especially if you’re used to seeing if someone has seen your messages or not. When you’ve been restricted, the person won’t be able to tell if you’ve seen their texts or not. So, they won’t have any confirmation that you’ve read their messages. On the flip side, you won’t be able to see if they’ve seen your messages either.

5. No calls or texts: One of the most obvious signs of being restricted on Messenger is that you won’t be able to call or text the person who restricted you. The call and message buttons will be grayed out, and you won’t be able to initiate any form of communication with them through the app. It’s like they’ve blocked you from reaching out to them.

So, those are some of the indicators that someone may have restricted you on Messenger. It can be a bit disheartening and confusing, especially if you were close with that person before. However, it’s important to remember that people have their reasons for making such decisions, and it’s best to respect their choice. If you suspect that you’ve been restricted, it might be worth reaching out to the person directly and having an open and honest conversation about it. Communication is key, even in the virtual world.