How to Know If Someone Has Blocked You on Snapchat

Last Updated: September 29, 2016

Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging apps out there and like other apps, it includes the usual array of privacy options including the ability to block a contact. However, there are times when a user wants to know if they have been blocked by someone. So, if you are not receiving a snap from a special someone, it would be a good idea to check whether he/she might have blocked you. Well, here are three ways to know if someone has blocked you Snapchat:

1. Check your Snapchat contact list

The first thing you should do to find out if you have been blocked by someone is to check your Snapchat contact list. If you don’t see a particular contact listed on Snapchat, chances are, you might have been blocked. Also, if the contact regularly uploads a story, go ahead and check the Stories tab for any stories from the contact. If there are no stories from the contact, it’s another confirmation of you being blocked.

2. Search for username

The next way is to try and search for the contact via their username. You can do so by going to the Stories tab and hitting the search button. Try searching for the username and if you can’t find anyone with the username, it’s because you might have been blocked. If you have been blocked very recently, you might even see the username but when you tap the add button, you will get a message saying “Sorry! Couldn’t find username”.

Snapchat Blocked username not found

3. Try sending a message

One last way is to try sending a message. If the contact you think has blocked you is already in your chat list, you can try sending them a message. If you have indeed been blocked, your message will not be sent and you will get a message saying “Failed to send – Tap to try again”.

Snapchat Blocked message not sending


There’s one more very basic way and this is if you and the contact that you think might have blocked you have a mutual friend. You can then ask your mutual friend to check if they are available on their Snapchat account and if they are, it’s obvious that you have been blocked.

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Find out if you have been blocked on Snapchat

These are the only ways to find if someone has blocked you on Snapchat. So, stop living in the confusion and find out if you have been blocked.


Rupesh is an avid mobile geek and a movie lover. He loves to keep a tab on new gadgets and loves watching movies. Now a high time tech blogger here, along with a daytime engineering student. You might soon find him blogging about movies too!