How Do You Know or Know If Someone Has Blocked You on Kik?

Kik is a hugely popular and fairly new cross-platform messaging app that is famous for its emphasis on privacy and anonymity. Given the importance Kik places on its users’ privacy, it’s not surprising to learn that their system of blocking users is strict and simple.

If you find that you need to block an unwanted friend, you can take comfort in knowing that your virtual personal space is respected. On the other hand, if you are on the other side of the blocked coin, you will find that you have few or no applications.

In fact, Kik won’t even tell you that you’ve been blocked. However, with a little detective work, you can find out that you’ve been blocked, or at least determine if you’ve been blocked, even if you never find out why.

What is Blocking?

Everyone knows that blocking means installing a social media app to prevent another user from contacting you, but technically what happens when blocking kicks in?

The answer is quite simple: the blocker will not receive any of the messages received by the blocked person. Other platforms have different systems, but the person blocked on Kik can still send messages. The reason a blocked person can still send messages is part of Kik’s policy of not letting someone know they’ve been blocked. The idea is that if you can still send messages, it’s hard to tell if you’ve been blocked.

The blocked contact can continue to send messages; only these messages will never be received by the person who blocked them.

It is important for anyone considering blocking someone to remember that this will not affect any communications prior to the blocking. Blocked can see all your shared communication history. Do not take this action to remove unwanted information; this will not work.

How Do I Block or Unblock Someone?

First, here’s how to block or unblock someone on Kik. The steps to block or unblock someone on Kik are slightly different depending on the device you are using.

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On Android:

  1. Open a chat with the person you want to block
  2. Click or tap their name at the top of the chat.
  3. Click or tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen
  4. Click or tap on Block (Enter Username Here).
  5. Click or tap on Block again to confirm the action.

on iPhone:

  1. go Settings
  2. Faucet Privacy
  3. Faucet Block List. (Note: You can come here to see a list of all the users you have blocked)
  4. Tap . +
  5. Tap the user’s name
  6. Faucet Block

Note that you can also report a user (in the menu where you find Block). When should you report someone? It’s likely if they’re extremely inappropriate and they’re definitely threatening or mistreating you.

Unblocking someone is as easy as blocking them. Just follow the same steps as you see above. You’ll notice that wherever it says “block” it says “unblock”. However, if you block someone, they will disappear from your contact list, so you have to call to unblock them.

How Do I Know If I Have Been Blocked?

will be Kik immortality Let me know if you’ve been blocked. There will be no special messages, banners or warnings. There are two ways to find out that you have been blocked.

The first way is to be very careful with your sent messages. When you send a message via Kik, you will notice a small “S” to the left of the message. “S” stands for “Submitted”. The letter will later change to a “D” which stands for “Delivered”. However, when the user you are trying to reach sees the message on the screen (whether he has read it or not is a separate question), “D” becomes “R” for “Received”.

Delivered:

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Received:

KikCaptureReceived

When a user is blocked, their messages can be sent, but immortality received. If your messages to a particular user never return from “S” to “D” to “R”, you’ve almost certainly been blocked by that user. The only other explanation could be a technical issue. However, there are no widely known Kik technical issues with messages sent but not received.

As I mentioned above, the other way to find out if he has been blocked is to start a group chat and invite the user to the chat. If you can’t add them to a group chat, it’s because they blocked you. Trying to add the person to a group chat is one way to test if you have been blocked. If you can’t add them to a chat, you’ve already answered the question of whether you were blocked by that user on Kik.

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Can I Get Around a Blog on Kik?

No, you can’t get around a block on Kik. If you’ve been searching online for a way to find out if someone has blocked you on Kik, you may have come across a popular strategy for bypassing the block. Websites were telling blocked users to invite the blockers to a group chat and send messages through the group chat. This strategy may have worked for a while, but has since been fixed in a Kik update. Now blocked users can no longer invite blockers to group chats. So, workarounds that worked before no longer work to get around a block in Kik.

One way to see if someone has blocked you on Kik is to create a new Kik account and add that person to your new account, although we do not condone this behavior. The person will not only know that it is you unless you tell them, but you will also be able to see if they have blocked you by making a call from the proxy account. But be careful: If you contact this person to let them know you’ve created a new account to talk to them, it probably won’t help unblock you.

The only way to get around a block is to unblock it, and the only way to do that is to otherwise contact the user who blocked you, address them and have them unblock you as well. It’s their decision though. If there is no way to contact that person outside of Kik, you should be patient and see if they decide to do it on their own. If you can contact them on another forum, keep in mind that they blocked you for some reason and it’s not a good idea to surf the internet and harass people.

If you liked this article and are tired of Kik and want to explore some alternatives, you can find Tired of Kik. Here are 7 Alternatives you can try to be a helpful article to read.

If you’re interested in downloading Kik, follow this link if you haven’t already.

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