How to send messages to a person who has blocked you on WhatsApp

The world of messaging has become very vast in recent years and now there is a wide range of messaging apps. Your favorite messaging app probably depends on where you live and the device you use every day. 

In the United States, Apple fans rely on iMessage to manage most of their conversations, while Android users probably use Facebook Messenger, Google Allo or other chat applications on the platform. 

Also read- 5 Best WhatsApp Alternatives for Android to Connect Socially

People outside the United States flock to WhatsApp, which has become the messaging platform used by hundreds of millions of users worldwide, particularly in Africa, India, South America, and Europe.

WhatsApp is increasingly popular even in the United States for its simplicity and functionality. WhatsApp handles basic messaging but adds improvements such as enhanced photo support, stickers and receipts of sent and read messages.

Using WhatsApp is like using an improved version of SMS on any other phone, which makes it so attractive to users all over the world. One of the best features is the ability to easily block someone through the service. This allows you to remove yourself from a potentially dangerous or uncertain conversation.

It’s easy to block other users from the WhatsApp interface and you can even unlock them easily if you change your mind. However, things are not so simple. It’s frustrating to have been blocked, especially if you don’t know why or if you think the reasons are unfair. 

Is it possible to get back in touch with your contact? And how can you say you’ve been blocked in the first place? I will answer both questions in this article.


As is typical on social media and communication apps, WhatsApp does not proactively inform a blocked user of the status change. There is a good reason for this; this message could cause damage or danger in the real world to the person who blocked a WhatsApp contact. However, it is possible to know if you have been blocked or not. There are several small clues that will warn you that you have been blocked on Whatsapp.

One technique is to see if the image of your contact’s profile has remained the same over time. If they are known to regularly update their photo, it could be an early sign that you have been blocked, as new photos will not be shown on your application. 

Another method is to look at the contact information to see when it was online last time. If this information is no longer shown to you, it could be for two distinct reasons- either that user has updated their privacy settings to stop showing that information to contacts or that person blocked you. The acid test, however, is to send a message to the individual.

When you send a message on WhatsApp there are two checkmarks that appear on the message. The first checkmark appears when the message has been sent. The second checkmark appears when the message has been delivered. 

If your contact has blocked you, that second checkmark will never appear. If you really want to be sure, try making a call to the contact on WhatsApp- if you have been blocked, the call will not be made.


We strongly advise you not to use WhatsApp (or any other social media app) to harass, intimidate, threaten or disturb other people. If you have been blocked on the service, it is worth taking a step back and considering the reasons why you were blocked on Whatsapp. 

If you think the other person has unfairly blocked you or for unknown reasons, it is still worth remembering that the person who blocked you obviously does not want you to contact them. 

Since a block is not permanent on WhatsApp, there may come a time when that person will unlock you and you will be able to contact her again. Maybe they just need a period of reflection or a break. Perhaps the block has nothing to do with you.

The methods I present in this article should not be used to harass another individual. If you have been blocked on WhatsApp, chances are good that your contact does not want to hear from you. For this reason, these methods should only be used to contact someone who has blocked you in the event of a family emergency or other critical life-threatening or health-related problems.


Having said a few words about harassment, there are three basic methods to send a message to someone who has blocked you on Whatsapp. None of these methods is foolproof and if the person does not really want to hear from you, he will be able to block these methods as well.


The first method is an obvious solution, but many people forget about it. While millions of people around the world have moved away from using text messages to contact their friends and family, every single smartphone still has the option to send an SMS number. 

Since WhatsApp contacts are based on using the phone number of the device to add and store users on the device, it is incredibly easy to switch to the device’s SMS app and send an SMS to the contact who blocked you. 

If you had it as a WhatsApp contact, you have their phone number. Although there is a good chance that you may have been completely blocked, both inside and outside WhatsApp, it is still worth trying to send a message to the user you are trying to contact.


The next method is through the use of group messages on WhatsApp. This is probably the most stable of the three options for contacting a user blocked on WhatsApp because there is really no way to block a user who is contacting you in a group message. 

While you can easily block an individual by interrupting all communication between you and that person, there is no way to block a user in a group chat in WhatsApp. It seems a strange omission on the part of WhatsApp, but it is something you can use to your advantage.

To take part in this alternative solution, you will need a friend willing to start a group chat that involves both you and this other person, who is in contact with the user who blocked you. (You can also do this with the new account you set up in the third option, presented below.)

Once you are in a group chat, you will be able to communicate with the other user. The user who originally blocked you can leave the group and can silence notifications from the group chat, but you will be able to send at least one message again. 

It is a bit strange that group messages still allow blocked users and contacts that have blocked them from talking to each other, but it is a valid way to make a desperate last attempt at conversation.


The third option is to create a new WhatsApp account. WhatsApp relies on your phone number to add and send messages to the service. At the same time, WhatsApp also gains access to contacts from the device’s contact list, regardless of whether or not the device uses the same account phone number.

So what you can do is create a secondary account using a secondary phone number. This is based on the fact that you already have the other person’s contact information saved on your phone, as well as your ability to sign up for a service like Google Voice.

The first thing you need is an alternative phone number. There are many applications to provide you with new or temporary phone numbers and our personal favorite is Google Voice. When you register with your Google account, you will be given a new number based on your location. 

Unfortunately, Google Voice can only be registered from the United States at this time. There are online guides to help you access Google Voice numbers outside the United States, as well as alternative number services based on your country of origin. 

If you are outside the United States and you do not have the ability to use VPN and IP masquerading to sign up for Google Voice, feel free to select your preferred secondary number service from any reliable online site. There are many.

Once armed with your new number, you are ready to start configuring a new WhatsApp account. We will use the Android version of WhatsApp to test this service, so keep in mind that your mileage may vary on iOS or any other operating system.

Start by logging off completely from your WhatsApp account. Alternatively, you can uninstall the application and reinstall it from the App Store or Play Store to ensure a new list. 

Once you reach the WhatsApp login screen, you will be asked for your phone number to register your account and verify your device. Instead of entering your current phone number, enter the secondary number you created via Google Voice or any chosen app service. 

Press the “Next” icon and WhatsApp will notify you of the number they are about to check. Make sure you entered your number correctly; after checking that the correct number has been entered in the device, press “OK” to continue with the next step.

Subsequently, WhatsApp will ask you to automatically detect your verification code via SMS messages. Although this is generally a simple method to skip, do not allow WhatsApp to do so. 

The text will be directed to your Google Voice number and not to your device’s SMS inbox, so WhatsApp will not be able to detect the code from your phone. Instead, click “Not Now” to send the code. 

After receiving it in your alternative mailbox, enter the six digits in the field on the device. The device should automatically check the number. You will be asked to enter a name for your WhatsApp account (this can always be changed later; it is not a username) and, once done, you will be taken to your new mailbox.

Although you use your alternative number, you can still automatically view your contacts from within the device, although please note that they will not see your name in your account unless you give them your alternative number or start sending it via the service. 

Once you reach this point, you can start sending messages to the user who blocked you on Whatsapp. It is worth noting, of course, that once the user understands that you have created a new account, you could easily be blocked again, so choose the words carefully before communicating with them. 

Also note that you can use this sub-account to create a group chat between the sub-account, your primary account, and the person you want to contact.

We cannot really emphasize enough how important it is to use the above strategies only in emergencies. If someone has blocked you on WhatsApp, there is almost certainly a good reason for this, and you should be careful and not try to contact the person in any way. 

That said, we all have had former friends or family members who have moved away or left our lives, and sometimes it happens that we need to contact them to inform them of something serious or important unrelated to the relationship between you and them. In that case, this can be an incredibly useful solution.

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Samuel Afolabi is a lazy tech-savvy that loves writing almost all tech-related kinds of stuff. He is the Editor-in-Chief of TechVaz. You can connect with him socially :)

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