Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging apps out there and we have already shared many Snapchat tips and tricks including a way to take screenshot without notifying the sender, to help you use it effeciently. However, today we are focusing on a single Snapchat problem that seems to plague most of its users. Snapchat has a privacy feature which allows its users to block anyone. However, there are times when you as a user want to know if you have been blocked by someone or not. 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.

Know If Someone Has Blocked You on Snapchat (2020)

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.

You can check out your contact list by tapping on the “New Chat” button found on the top-right corner of the chat screen.

Snapchat Contact list

2. Search for username

The next way is to try and search for the person via their username or full name. You can do so by going to the Camera viewfinder screen 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 buttonyou will get a message saying “Sorry! Couldn’t find username”.

Snapchat Add Friend

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”.

Snaphat Send Message

Bonus Method: Ask Your Friend or Create a New Account

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.

If you don’t want to ask anyone, you can do that yourself by creating a second account. Since account creation on Snapchat doesn’t require you to enter a real email ID (it is only required when you want to verify your account), you can easily create a secondary account and then search for the user using his/her username. If they show up in the search result of your secondary account but not in the search result of your main account, that means you have been blocked.

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. If you find any other method which is not on the list but works, share it with us by writing in the comments section below.


  1. So the contacts name has emojis after it in my phone book

    What if its only their first name comes up in the camera home screen Search for friend ,

    but when you go to the “add friend” section in snap chat & search their user name their & the name you saved them as in your contacts with the emojis comes up in that section?

  2. What if like you could still send someone messages and it’s still blue. But all of a sudden you go to their profile and it says,”add friend” but when you press on the button nothing happens?