WhatsApp is increasingly popular in many countries to this day despite the emergence of other messaging apps such as Messenger and Twitter.
In some cases, someone you know might be intentionally blocking you, but you wouldn’t see them at first glance.
The platform can be friendly to others, but some have said that a person can silently block someone. There would be no notification that would alert you that you have been blocked by someone.
According to the messaging app, you can’t directly tell when you’re stuck, but there are signs you need to check to confirm it.
How to know if someone is blocking you in WhatsApp
According to a report updated by News18 on Tuesday, August 3, here are the clear signs that you are being blocked by someone in WhatsApp:
If you don’t see any traces of the person anymore (for example the last time online), it is a sign that you have been blocked by someone.
Some users prefer to disable this feature for privacy reasons.
If you are unable to see a person’s profile picture, you may have been banned from interacting with someone.
Your messages and other multimedia attachments fail to deliver
You can only see one check mark next to the text in the chat window. In some cases, it appears when someone loses their internet connection.
If you can’t call someone, you’re clearly blocked from texting them.
Facebook warns users against third-party apps
According to Ohio News Time, the signs mentioned above would indicate that someone has been blocked in WhatsApp, but there are other explanations for this as well.
Facebook, the company that owns the messaging platform, said it didn’t know if someone else was blocking someone. However, some users want to keep track of activities that could portend a potential blockage.
The tech giant has warned that those who rely on third-party apps should avoid it at all costs.
Also read: WhatsApp “Logout” feature: users can now log out without deleting your account
WhatsApp problem in other countries
In 2015, a Brazilian judge imposed a ban on Facebook’s WhatsApp, but it was immediately lifted.
The following year, the messaging app was blocked in the country again. According to the source, the company did not meet certain requirements.
At that time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was truly a sad day for Brazil.
“Until today, Brazil has been an ally in creating an open Internet. I am amazed that our efforts to protect people’s data have resulted in such an extreme decision by a single judge to punish every person. in Brazil which uses WhatsApp. We hope that the Brazilian courts quickly reverse the course, “Zuckerberg said.
WhatsApp was fined $ 143,000 for every day Facebook allowed it to operate in Brazil.
Really, the power of the internet can dictate the fate of tech giants. Amid misinformation and other crises, businesses should focus more on alleviating the psychological and emotional state of users rather than weighing them down.
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