WhatsApp is the top social media messaging service worldwide. The platform has never once wavered from its goal in the thirteen years since WhatsApp was launched. Anyone with a fully-functioning smartphone today uses WhatsApp. So, what about this platform made it so famous? After all, there are many apps like WhatsApp, but they can’t come close to competing with it. The answer to this question is far more complicated than that. What makes a platform or service worthy is more like a collection of features and coincidences rather than one quick explanation.
WhatsApp is primarily a messaging service. When you open the app or log in on your web browser, the first page you’ll see are your chats, which is a nice touch. Another great feature is that you can search for any message, too! As long as you remember the message, you can search for it, and the chat will appear.
The chat page is simple, aesthetic, and easy to navigate. In addition to chatting, you can send a user any media, audio, documents, links, location, contact, and even money. There’s also the option to video and voice call them.
If your chats are too cluttered or take up too much space on your smartphone’s storage, you can clear the chat with one tap. Don’t worry; there’s an option to start important messages before clearing chats.
Security measures on WhatsApp are also unparalleled. You can block and report a user immediately if you feel like you’re being harassed. There’s an option to delete a message from chat for both users if you send something not meant for them.
WhatsApp is mostly used for family and closest friends. Of course, we all have family members who won’t stop sending us good morning and good night images. Thankfully, you can mute a chat, stop saving media from a chat into the gallery, and even archive it.
You can also upload 24-hour stories and reply to your friends’ stories. If a user uploads too many stories, you can mute them and hide yours from anyone. Aren’t all these features swoon-worthy?
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss whether someone will receive the message you sent before blocking them. Stick with us until this blog’s end to learn all about it!
If I Send Message to Someone on Whatsapp and Blocked Them, Will They Receive Message?
As we’ve mentioned, WhatsApp is used by almost everyone you know who owns a smartphone. And as human nature, whenever we fight with someone, we have to let them know they have upset us, right?
Earlier, that used to be in the form of passive-aggressive actions that were increasingly problematic in nature. Since no one can or wants to go down that way today, we’ve shifted to blocking and ignoring people over the internet across several social media platforms.
So, it could’ve happened that you blocked a friend of yours on WhatsApp. However, before doing so, you sent them a message telling them how much they hurt you.
After all, they should know what they should’ve apologized for before they cannot do it anymore, right?
So, you send them a message, and then you block them. Would they receive the message, or will it disappear since you blocked them? Thankfully, they will receive the message. The moment you see grey double ticks at the bottom of the message, it means they have received it.
Now, unless you delete the message for everyone, they will read it, even though they won’t be able to reply. Well, they could reply, but the message would never reach you, so what’s the point?
Now that you know the result, you must want to try it, too. Well, that’s what we are here to help you with.
Here’s how to block someone on WhatsApp
Step 1: Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone and scroll down the Chats page till you find their chat. Once there, open their chat.
Step 2: At the screen’s top-right corner, you’ll see the icon of three dots arranged vertically. Tap on it.
Step 3: On the menu that appears, tap on More with a right-facing arrow beside it. On the next menu, tap on Block. Do the same on the confirmation message that follows.
There you go! Now you know how to easily block someone who has upset you. To unblock them when they rightfully apologize, you need to follow the same steps all over again, tapping on Unblock this time.
Let’s talk about a related topic now. There’s an amazing feature on WhatsApp where you can turn off the read receipts.
If you don’t know what we’re talking about, read receipts are the small ticks under the sender’s messages that let them know the status of their message. Has it been sent and delivered and read or not? They’ll let them know!
While most users say it’s a good idea, many claim it’s just an invasion of privacy and often leads to uncomfortable situations. After all, who has the time to reply to a message immediately after seeing it?
But you also can’t not reply to a message after seeing it because then the sender will be hurt due to your cold ignorance. Needless to say, this is also an understandable concern.
So, WhatsApp decided to leave this decision to the users. You can turn off your read receipts, which means others won’t be able to tell if you’ve read their messages.
However, you also won’t be able to tell if they’ve read your messages, even if their read receipts are on. This is a classic example of karma, and it was an important step to prevent more user complaints.
If you like this system, we’re happy for you. Read on to apply it!
Here’s how to turn off read receipts on WhatsApp
Step 1: On the Chats page, you’ll see a three-dots icon at the top right corner; tap on it.
Step 2: Tap on the last option on the drop-down menu that appears, Settings. On the Settings page, tap on the first option called Account.
Step 3: Again, tap on the first item on the Account page called Privacy.
Step 4: Scroll down on the Privacy page to locate the Read receipts optionwith a toggle button next to it. Turn it off, and your work is done!
Now, you don’t need to worry about your friends seeing that blue tick and wondering why you’re ignoring them.
In the end
As we end this blog, let us recap all we’ve discussed today.
WhatsApp is a large social media platform that stresses its users’ privacy. If you block someone and send them a message beforehand, they’ll receive it. However, they won’t be able to reply unless you block them. They technically could send a message, but you’ll never receive it; not even after unblocking them.
Next, we talked about read receipts and whether or not it is worth the hassle it comes with. If you want to turn off your read receipts, follow the method we discussed.
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