Have you ever been ghosted by someone? It is a strange thing- getting ghosted. And whatever might be the reason, it feels bad. It feels bad when a person who was talking with you till yesterday is now not to be seen anywhere. It feels bad to realize that the person is trying hard to avoid you at all costs. It feels bad. It really does.
Out of this feeling, somewhere in the corner of your mind, blooms a little flower of curiosity. Curiosity about why they ghosted you. Curiosity about what’s happening in their life and what they are up to. You become interested in trying to contact them even when you know they are avoiding you. Sounds familiar?
If you are reading this, it is likely that you are feeling the same and having similar thoughts. After all, being blocked by someone on WhatsApp is just another way of getting ghosted. If so, you might be wondering what you can do to get some information about the blocker.
One way to get some updates about the person is to be able to see their WhatsApp Profile Photo. But it’s not possible to do that if you are blocked.
Don’t worry. We are with you in this situation. This blog will discuss if and how you can see the Profile Picture of someone who blocked you on WhatsApp. We will try all the ways possible to quench your curiosity. So, one of the best things you can do right now is to sit tight and keep reading.
Can You See Someone’s Profile Picture if They Blocked You on Whatsapp?
If you are still reading this blog, you are now familiar with what it means to get blocked. If someone has blocked you on WhatsApp, it is clear that they don’t want to interact with you and want to cease all communication with you, at least on WhatsApp.
And WhatsApp, known to give the highest priority to user privacy, makes sure to respect a user’s decision if the user wants to block someone.
So, let’s face it. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to surpass the blocking process on WhatsApp. Likewise, there is no direct way for you to view someone’s Profile Photo on WhatsApp if they have blocked you.
How to See Profile Picture of Someone Who Blocked You on Whatsapp
The methods mentioned below might be already familiar to you. But these methods are the only ones that have the highest chances of working as they don’t rely on any bug of WhatsApp or any third-party app.
1. Make New WhatsApp Account
This is one of the most straightforward methods you can try to see the Profile Picture of the person who blocked you. They might have blocked your number, but you can create another account on WhatsApp using another phone number.
In this way, you can see the Profile Picture of the person who had blocked you. But this method is subject to a crucial condition. The Profile Photo will only be visible if the other person has not restricted who can see their Profile Picture in the Privacy settings of their account.
You can easily try out this method and see if it works. You can either use a clone app of WhatsApp on the same phone or use another phone to create a new account on WhatsApp. Or, you can uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp, then log in using the new phone number.
Once you have installed WhatsApp and successfully created a new account using another phone number, follow these steps to view the person’s Profile Photo.
Step 1: Make sure to save the phone number in your Contact List if using a new phone.
Step 2: Open WhatsApp and tap on the icon on the bottom-right corner of the Chats screen. The Select Contact screen will open.
Step 3: Tap on the three dots at the top of the screen and select Refresh to update your Contact List.
Step 4: Now, search the person from the list. You should be able to see their Profile Photo if they have uploaded one and not restricted it in their Privacy settings.
2. Ask Your Friends for Help
If you don’t want to use your phone number, or worse, if you have been blocked on both your numbers, you can ask your friends to help.
Ask your friends to save the phone number of the person who blocked you, and then you can see the Profile Photo of that person using your friend’s account using the steps mentioned in the previous section.
However, as you might have realized, this method also fails if the person has restricted their Privacy settings for their Profile Photo, and there is little you can do about it.