How do I know if i’m Blocked on Snapchat?

This is a question that piques the curiosity of many. A quick Google search for ‘How Do I know if I’m Blocked on Snapchat?’ reveals a-lot of conflicting answers. It adds to the frustration when many sources fail to provide evidence for their claims.

We decided to explore the block function on Snapchat for ourselves. By using two devices and multiple accounts, we have determined the exact method to know if you’ve been blocked on Snapchat.

What Did We Find Out About Snapchat Blocks?

Through our research, we discovered that several indicators occur when a user blocks you on Snapchat. These same indicators may also appear when a user unfriends you or deletes their account. Therefore, you might suspect that a user has blocked you, unfriended you, or deleted their account if:

  • You’re unable to send snaps to them.
  • They don’t appear in your contact list.
  • Their story is no longer visible.
  • You can’t chat with them, and your previous chats have vanished.

We dug deeper and figured out a technique to differentiate between being deleted and blocked. Below is our step-by-step troubleshooting guide to help you determine whether a friend has blocked you, unfriended you, or deleted their account.

Step 1:


  • Swipe right to view your chats, hold down on their name from a previous conversation, and tap Add friend.
  • If the usual pink triangle is greyed out, it means they have UNFRIENDED you.
  • If you’re given the option to ‘add friend,’ but then receive the message ‘Sorry! Couldn’t find username,’ it indicates they have either BLOCKED you or DELETED their account. (See Step 2 for further details.)

Step 2:


If you weren’t unfriended, perform the following to make sure whether they’ve blocked you or deleted their account:

Have two mutual friends check if they can still contact the person in question via Snapchat. If both friends are unable to send snaps to them or if the said contact is no longer in their friends’ list, the person has DELETED their account.

Following these steps will allow you to know whether to ask them about their account’s status straightforwardly, without causing any discomfort or tension.

If your mutual friends can still contact them, then you have been BLOCKED.

For confirmation, create a new Snapchat account and search for their username using the add friends feature. If you can locate their account, it confirms that they have BLOCKED you.

By following this guide, you can conclusively determine whether a Snapchat friend has blocked you, unfriended you, or deleted their account. Remember to go through the steps precisely to ensure the accuracy of your discovery.

It can be demoralizing to have a friend block you on social media, but you must respect their choice and privacy.


Kevin Arrows

Kevin Arrows is a highly experienced and knowledgeable technology specialist with over a decade of industry experience. He holds a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification and has a deep passion for staying up-to-date on the latest tech developments. Kevin has written extensively on a wide range of tech-related topics, showcasing his expertise and knowledge in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. His contributions to the tech field have been widely recognized and respected by his peers, and he is highly regarded for his ability to explain complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.