How to Know If Someone Blocked You on Kik

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How to Know If Someone Blocked You on Kik

If suddenly someone you used to be in contact with isn’t responding or seeing your messages to them, there might be a good chance that you could have been blocked by that user.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a straightforward process to verify whether or not you have been blocked by a user on Kik. But not to worry! There are some special hints that can help you figure out whether or not someone has blocked you on Kik.

How to Know If Someone Blocked You on Kik

Let’s start off with the different steps you can take to help you sense out whether you have been blocked or not by a Kik user. These tips that are going to be given work for all mobile platforms that run the Kik app.

1. Your Message Hasn’t Been Read

First of all, one note to keep in mind is that regardless of whether you have been or not, you need to know that you will still be able to send that user a message.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the user will be receiving nor reading the message you sent them. When you send a message to another user, the normal process involves the message being sent and then once the message is sent and delivered, the message will be marked with a “D” as with any other message that you send to someone.

This simply means that the message has been delivered and is an automatic function for all Kik messages, blocked or not. As mentioned, this is the standard for all messages so this in itself will not let you know if someone has blocked you.

But if the user has truly blocked you, they will not receive your message on their end. If they do not receive your message, then the “D” for delivered will never change to an “R” for read.

Therefore, if you notice that a message you sent to someone weeks ago has not changed from its initial “D” for delivered, then there is a high chance you have been blocked by that user.

2. Create A Group Chat

Aside from wondering why it has been weeks since you sent a message to someone and they haven’t read it, there is another way for you to know if you have been blocked by someone and this way is a lot more direct and obvious than the previously mentioned method of finding out if you’ve been blocked.

This method of checking if you’ve been blocked requires you to try to create a group chat with the user that you believe has blocked you.

This is fairly simple and shouldn’t require much time to complete. Go ahead and log into your Kik app. Once you are on the app, you will want to try to set up a group that includes the user you believed has blocked you.

If you haven’t been blocked by them, then you should be able to easily create and set up a new group chat with them and will be able to proceed and chat with the user.

However, if you notice that you are receiving an error when you are trying to create a group chat with this user, then you might have been blocked.

More specifically if this is the case and you have been blocked, you will be receiving an error that states the following: “You cannot start a group with people you are not chatting with.”

Sorry to break it to you but receiving this message means you have unfortunately been blocked by that user. Now you know how to easily check who’s blocked you on Kik and who you can still have a chat with!

When You Block Someone on Kik Can They See Your Picture

Perhaps you are on the other end of the situation and instead of worrying whether someone has blocked you, you want to know if someone you’ve blocked has access to your old chats and even so your profile picture.

Your profile picture might be something that is extremely personal to you and would only like for certain people to be able to see it. You especially wouldn’t want someone you’ve blocked to be able to see your profile picture.

As much as you can control settings and privacy from your end such as going to the extent of blocking someone and restricting them from making conversation with you moving forward, there is a limited amount of action you can take from the blocked user’s end.

Go ahead and delete your old chats with them and you’ll have them out of your nose in a few seconds. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do much when you’re looking at it from the other user’s perspective.

It is super important to note that when you block another user on Kik, this blocking action does not affect any communications that were made prior to blocking that user. So what does this mean when it comes to whether the user you blocked will be able to see your profile picture after they have been blocked?

This means that unless the blocked user has also deleted old messages that they had with you, they will still have access to these old chats. Along with these old chats, this means that they will also have access to your profile picture that appears along with your chats.

Let’s say you change your profile picture and think that they’ll only be able to see your old profile picture that they had access to before you blocked them. Unfortunately, the blocked user will also be able to see any changes that are made to your profile picture.

If You Block Someone on Kik Will They Know

There should be no reason why the other user needs to know that they have been blocked. When you block someone on Kik, the app itself does not send out a direct notification to the user that they have been blocked.

So once it happens, if no further digging is done, then the deed is done and you have successfully blocked that person and you have nothing to worry about.

Something that is very important to remember though when you do end up blocking someone on Kik, is that there are ways to figure out on the other user’s end that they have been blocked by you.

Whether they notice that messages they have been sending you have not been read in a matter of weeks or they attempt to create a group chat with you and they receive an error that they are not allowed to chat with you, there are ways for the blocked user to figure out that they have been blocked by you.

So even though they won’t be directly notified that they have been blocked by you, they can figure it out on their own and might come to you with some unanswered questions as to why that may have happened.

What Happens When You Block Someone on Kik

First of all, note that when you do block a user, that user will not be notified that they have been blocked by you. Any blocked user will still be able to see any changes that are made to your profile such as your profile picture for example.

Automatically once you have blocked a user on Kik, the messages that they try to send to you will not be delivered to you including any messages that the user that has been blocked tries to send to you via any preexisting group chats that both of you may have been in.

In mutual group chats that both of you are in, any messages that are sent from this blocked user will appear in your group chat. Instead of seeing the message, you will simply see “Blocked message” in your group chat.

In addition to this, any Bot messages that are attempted to be sent to you from this blocked user will not be delivered. Put into simple terms, blocking someone will restrict any future interactions that they may have with your chats and profile but will not restrict interactions that they had before you blocked that user.

So unless they also delete chats that they had with you, they can see old messages and chats with you. You can also see the list of any users that you have blocked on Kik in a very simple process.

In order to see this list of blocked users, go ahead and open your Kik app’s settings. Once you find yourself on Kik’s settings, go to the Privacy option of the settings. From there, choose the option that says Block List.

When you are here you will be able to see the list of any users you have already blocked on Kik. From here, you will also have access to block more people or to also unblock users that are blocked using this list in your settings.

Keeping all of this in mind, there are quite a few things that happen when you go ahead and take action on blocking a user. Blocking someone is a simple but important step to take but remember that it is something that is easy to do just as easy as it is to undo in case there is a change of mind.

What Does Blocking Someone on Kik Do

Once a user has been blocked, they will not be able to send any messages to the user that they have been blocked by. However, sending and delivering messages is something that is important to note as very different processes.

When a blocked user tries to send you a message after they have been blocked, the message will show a “D” for delivered next to that message. This means that on their side they will think that the message has been sent and delivered to you.

However, because the user has been blocked, that message that they see as delivered will not actually be delivered to you and you will not be able to see it. Because of this, the message that the user sends will never change from having a “D” for delivered next to the message to an “R” for read since you will not be able to read it.

Adding on to this, other than the blocked user not being able to send you messages successfully, they will also not be able to add you or create any new group chats that include both you and them.

If this does happen, the user that is blocked will receive an error that tells them that they are not allowed to chat with you. Because of this, if the blocked user does try to create a group chat with you in it and they receive this error, they might become aware that they have been blocked by you so keep that in mind for future reference.

How to Block Someone on Kik Without Them Knowing

Block someone on Kik is an important step to take in many cases where you want limited contact with someone within the app. First of all, let’s dive into how you would go about blocking someone within the Kik app. There are a few steps that you can take in order to block a user on Kik.

To block someone, you can start off by going to the chat that you already have with the user you want to block. When you are at the chat with that user, tap on their name that is at the top of the chat.

Once there, tap on the More icon that is found then proceed to choose the Block option that is found within the username of the user you wish to block. Another way that you can block a user on Kik is by using the app’s settings.

If you want to block a user or even see a list of the users that you already previously blocked, go to your app’s settings. Once you are at your app’s settings, go to the Privacy option. Once you have clicked on this option, you will notice an option that says Block List.

Enter this option and from here you will be able to block or even unblock someone on Kik using this list. After this, you should be able to identify the Kik users that you have blocked or would like to block.

Blocking a user on Kik is done without that user knowing meaning that they will not be notified or receive any sort of alert that tells them that they have been blocked.

However, if the blocked user does suspect that they have been blocked, there are some ways for them to find out that they have indeed been blocked. Essentially, there are both ways for blocking someone with them knowing and not knowing.

Conclusion

All in all, just like any other social media platform that is out there, Kik has its own policies and processes that come along when you are trying to block a user.

As easily as blocking a user can be whether you are directly blocking that person through old chats that you had with them or seeing a full list of known users and choosing who to block from there, there are various things to note when you are considering blocking someone.

Blocking someone on Kik means that they no longer will be able to interact with you in the future moving forward from the moment they were blocked. However, they will still have access to old chats and conversations that you may have had with them so long as those chats are not deleted on their end.

The blocked user will also have access to your profile pictures and any changes that are made to those pictures. You also must be aware that blocking someone isn’t a process that is notified to the user on the other end.

But make note that if the user that is being blocked does suspect that they have been blocked, there are ways to confirm they have been blocked such as if they try to add you to a group chat only to be responded with an error message. In the end, blocking someone is not the end of the world and can be undone just as easily as it was done.

Briley is a freelance writer and has been writing for over 10 years. The former journalist now content writer currently writes for Techzillo and focuses on consumer tech in general. His main interests include video games and consumer technology. He also writes for websites such as Lifewire, and Digital Trends. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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