In today’s world, where communication plays a huge role, WhatsApp has emerged as one of the leading messaging applications. With its user-friendly interface and robust security measures, WhatsApp has changed how we connect, share, and collaborate. WhatsApp, founded in 2009, quickly gained traction for its simple yet effective approach to messaging.
The application, available on mobile and desktop devices, allows users to seamlessly exchange text, voice calls, video calls, photos, videos, and documents. With a user base of over two billion people worldwide, WhatsApp has become a go-to platform for communication.
WhatsApp’s commitment to privacy and security is among some of the platform’s key aspect. WhatsApp employs end-to-end encryption, ensuring only the message sender and intended recipient can see the messages exchanged. Not even WhatsApp itself can read or decrypt the messages in transit. This gives users a sense of privacy, making WhatsApp a preferred choice for sensitive conversations and data sharing.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss why you’re still seeing someone’s status after they’ve blocked you.
If Someone Blocked Me on Whatsapp, Why i Still See Their Name in Their Status?
Let’s answer your question directly: if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp, you simply cannot see their name in their status; you can’t see their status in the first place. So, if you can, it’s a clear indication of the fact that they haven’t blocked you at all.
We know you must be feeling a bit confused right now, but that’s all there is. It’s possible that this user has unblocked you, or there’s some technical issue at play here. Either way, we’re here to help you understand and proceed in such a situation.
Here’s how blocking on WhatsApp works
WhatsApp is a large messaging platform and cannot afford to not provide the best features for its more than two billion users. Blocking on WhatsApp is a serious move that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
When a user blocks someone on WhatsApp, it means they wish to restrict communication and prevent them from sending messages, making calls, or seeing their online/last seen status.
Additionally, the blocked person won’t be able to see their profile picture, About, or Status updates. The blocker also can’t contact the blocked person unless they choose to actively unblock them. All in all, blocking is a way to sever all ties with someone on WhatsApp.
However, the blocking feature does not guarantee complete invisibility across all aspects of the app. There are certain exceptions to the blocking feature that can influence what you can see despite being blocked.
Group chats: If you and the blocked contact are part of the same group chat, you’ll still see their messages, including status updates within the group context. However, you won’t be able to communicate with them directly.
Broadcast lists: Similar to group chats, if the blocked contact includes you in a broadcast list, you may receive their broadcasted messages and see their status updates within that context.
Now that you know exactly how blocking works, let’s see how you can block someone on WhatsApp.
Here’s how to block a user on WhatsApp
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and then locate your chats with whoever it is you wish to block.
Open it and tap the vertical ellipsis icon at the top right.
Step 2: On the menu, select the last option, More. Next, select Block on that menu, confirm your action, and that’s all.
Unblocking a user is even simpler: all you need to do is open their chat. At the bottom, right under the last message, you’ll see an option called You blocked this contact. Tap to unblock. Tap on it, and voila! They’re now unblocked on WhatsApp.
Why can you see someone’s WhatsApp status after being blocked?
Now that we’re done with that, let’s quickly discuss if it’s possible to see someone’s WhatsApp status after they’ve blocked you. While that is possible, it’s more of a glitch than a move; you cannot do so voluntarily.
Cached data and synchronization
One possible explanation for seeing a blocked contact’s name in their status is the presence of cached data on your device. WhatsApp stores certain information to enhance the experience and provide quick access to frequently accessed data. This might include the contact’s name, profile picture, or status at the time of blocking. Even though the contact has blocked you, the locally stored data on your device could still reflect their status.
WhatsApp also utilizes synchronization mechanisms for a consistent experience across multiple devices linked to an account. If they update their status on another device after blocking, it takes time for the synchronization process to reflect that.
Handle the situation carefully
If you believe someone has blocked you on WhatsApp, but their status is still visible to you, they’ve probably unblocked you. The simplest way to verify this is by going to their profile and checking if their profile picture and About are visible to you.
If they are, then congratulations because they’ve just unblocked you. However, you must approach this situation with respect and consideration. Respect their decision to unblock you and refrain from attempting to contact them or creating unnecessary conflict.
Let them take their time to process whatever went wrong and contact you whenever they feel comfortable enough to do so. In the meanwhile, you can rejoice and enjoy watching the status updates that they let you see.