Sometimes you create accounts on different platforms thinking of forming a great community and having tons of friends, but end up having the opposite experience. You may connect with individuals on the platform with whom you would rather not be in contact with. You can also be friends with someone but later witness the friendship going south. It is quite normal in the virtual world as well as in the physical world. Sometimes you have fights with friends, and when that happens online, they may block you or vice versa.
Sometimes, though, it can be hard to tell whether a person blocked you on a platform or simply deleted their accounts. This is because what you see when a user blocks you or deletes their account is pretty much the same.
In this blog, we will explore how to tell if someone blocked you on Snapchat or deleted their account. Let’s get started!
How to Tell if Someone Blocked You on Snapchat or Deleted Their Account?
Snap Inc. created the multimedia messaging app Snapchat, that allows users to send temporary media messages, known as snaps, to other users. It has a phenomenally large and engaged user base and is especially popular among young people.
People use it to communicate with friends, share photos and videos, and stay up-to-date on news and trends. Users can block people if they no longer want to stay in touch with them for some reason. They also have the freedom to permanently delete their accounts in case they want to stop using the platform.
Differentiating between being blocked on Snapchat and someone deleting their account can be a bit challenging, as the end result might appear similar. However, there are a few signs and indicators that may guide you in determining the situation.
Search for their username
If you look for the person’s username and can’t locate it, then it’s likely that they deleted their account. However, it’s also possible that they changed their display name or username. But, if you can find their username but it says Add Friend, then they have likely blocked you.
Check your friend list
Next, if the person was previously on your friend list and you can no longer see their name or Bitmoji, it might suggest they either blocked you or deleted their account. However, it’s also possible that they removed you as a friend or changed their privacy settings.
Snap streaks and messages
If you had an ongoing snap streak with the person or had exchanged messages, and suddenly those interactions are no longer visible, it could indicate that they blocked you or deactivated their account.
However, it’s also possible that they manually cleared the conversation, or the streak ended naturally. If you send a snap to the person and it says Pending or Delivered, but they never open it, then they have most likely blocked you.
Mutual friends’ lists
If you have a common friend with the person you think has blocked you, you can ask them if they are able to view the person’s account. If your friend can see the person’s account but you can’t, then it’s likely that you have been blocked.
Lastly, the most direct way to determine if someone blocked you or deleted their account is to ask them directly through another means of communication. They would be able to tell you and provide the most accurate information about their Snapchat status.
You should still keep it in mind though that none of these indicators are foolproof, and they may vary depending on the specific circumstances. If you suspect that someone has blocked you or deleted their account, it’s best to respect their privacy and move forward accordingly.
With this, we hope you have learned how you can get an indication of whether you have been blocked on Snapchat or someone has simply deleted their account.