Will someone know if I block them on WhatsApp?

Answered by Robert Dupre

When you block someone on WhatsApp, certain changes occur in the way they can interact with you. One of the main changes is that the person you’ve blocked will no longer be able to see your “last seen” status, which means they won’t know when you were last online on the app. This can be helpful if you want to maintain your privacy or avoid unnecessary communication with someone you’ve blocked.

Another change that occurs when you block someone on WhatsApp is that their messages will no longer be delivered to you. Instead, they will see a single tick mark next to their sent messages, indicating that the messages were sent but not delivered to you. This can be a clear indication to the person that they have been blocked, especially if they are used to receiving timely replies from you.

However, it’s important to note that WhatsApp does not directly notify someone when they have been blocked by another user. So, unless the person you’ve blocked notices the absence of the “last seen” status and the lack of message delivery, they may not immediately realize that they have been blocked. This can lead to confusion or frustration on their part, as they may wonder why their messages are not getting through or why you are not responding.

It’s worth mentioning that while blocking someone on WhatsApp can limit their access to your profile and messages, it doesn’t completely prevent them from contacting you through other means. They can still try to reach out to you using alternative methods such as calling you, sending you emails, or trying to contact you through other social media platforms. If you want to completely cut off communication with someone, you may need to take additional steps to block them on other platforms as well.

When you block someone on WhatsApp, they will no longer be able to see your “last seen” status and will notice that their messages are sent but not delivered. However, WhatsApp does not explicitly notify someone when they have been blocked, so the person may not immediately realize they have been blocked unless they notice these changes in their interactions with you.