When a user blocks you on WhatsApp, there is nothing you can do to lift the restrictions. As long as someone keeps you on the blacklist, you will not be able to send them messages, photos, videos, or voice memos. You will also not see their statuses or the last time they logged in. However, apparently, a trick will help you remove the block imposed by any user. It involves deleting your account and recreating it.

Previous considerations

Before proceeding, you should consider the following aspects:

  • By deleting your account, WhatsApp will remove you from all groups. Therefore, when you log in again with your number, you will have to ask the administrators to add you again.
  • Since this is a new account, likely, you will not be able to recover your backup correctly. Create a manual backup of everything you want to keep.
  • Until you re-create your profile, no one will be able to contact you via WhatsApp.

Considering this, we advise you to evaluate if it is worthwhile to try to unblock yourself with this method.

How to appear unblocked in WhatsApp

If in your case you consider it very necessary, open the context menu and select Settings.

View the complete settings listView the complete settings list

Next, go to the preferences related to the account.

Access the account preferencesAccess the account preferences

Finally, tap on the last option in the list to start the account deletion process.

Press on delete my accountPress on delete my account

Enter your phone number and follow the steps on the screen.

Enter the details necessary to delete the accountEnter the details necessary to delete the account

Once your account has been deleted, uninstall WhatsApp from your phone.

Uninstall WhatsApp from AndroidUninstall WhatsApp from Android

Use the link on this page to download the latest version of WhatsApp and install it again on your phone. Run the application and tap on the lower green button to accept the terms and conditions.

Accept the application’s terms and conditionsAccept the application’s terms and conditions

Enter your phone number and create a new account. As you have already deleted your account, you will be able to enter the same number you used before.

Verify your phone number to create the accountVerify your phone number to create the account

Open a conversation with the contact who blocked you. Now, you can send messages and any other content supported by WhatsApp.