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How to Block or Unblock Someone on Snapchat

We show you how to unblock and multiple ways to block someone on Snapchat through chats, stories, maps, and usernames.

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Connecting with people through may be fantastic — until it isn't. Perhaps you are receiving inappropriate messages from that one friend, or you do not want that person to be able to view your posts, and that is when you should block that person.

You may want to block specific persons on from contacting you to keep your peace. You might want to block contacts or prevent strangers completely from reaching you on Snapchat. The blocking procedure on Snapchat is simple, provided you're familiar with the app. Here we will show you the required steps to achieve this and also how to unblock someone on Snapchat if you change your mind later.

What will happen when you block someone on Snapchat?

When you block someone on Snapchat, they cannot view your Stories, and they will also not be able to send you Snaps or conversations. Assuming they don't have any method to reach you and aren't friends with you on another social networking site, blocking will disconnect you from them. 

Will the person know that you have blocked them on Snapchat?

When you block someone on Snapchat, they may not realize it right away since Snapchat does not provide a notification that they have been blocked. However, they eventually find out due to changes in your Snapchat activities.

These changes include your account being erased, being unable to access your posts, and even being unable to text you. They will have to follow the process of how to know if someone blocked you on Snapchat.

Here's everything you need to know about blocking or unblocking someone on Snapchat on your iPhone or Android device.

How to Block Someone on Snapchat by Username

You can block anyone on Snapchat if you know their Snapchat username. Follow along.

  1. Go to your Snapchat application and tap the “Search” icon next to the “Profile” icon
     
    Android - Snapchat App - Searc Icon
  2. Type in the name in the search bar, tap and hold the name when it appears
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Searc Icon - Search by Username - Tap & Hold

  3. Tap on “Block” in the options menu
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Searc Icon - Search by Username - Tap & Hold - Block

  4. A prompt message will appear; tap on “Block” to confirm blocking your Snapchat friend
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Searc Icon - Search by Username - Tap & Hold - Block - Confirm

How to Block Someone on Snapchat in the Chat

You can block someone on Snapchat through your chats. 

  1. Tap the “Chat” icon at the bottom of your screen
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Chat Icon

  2. Tap & hold the contact/friend you want to block on Snapchat
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Chat Icon - Tap & Hold on Chat

  3. Tap on “Manage Friendship” in the options menu
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Chat Icon - Tap & Hold on Chat - Manage Frienship

  4. In “Manage Friendship”, tap on “Block” 
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Chat Icon - Tap & Hold on Chat - Manage Frienship - Block

  5. A prompt message will appear; tap on “Block” to confirm blocking your Snapchat friend
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Chat Icon - Tap & Hold on Chat - Manage Frienship - Block - Confirm

How to Block Someone on Snapchat using Stories

You can block someone on Snapchat through their stories. 

  1. Tap the “Stories” icon at the bottom of your screen
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Stories

  2. Tap & hold the story of the contact/friend you want to block on Snapchat
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Stories - Tap & Hold Story

  3. Tap on “Manage Friendship” in the options menu
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Stories - Tap & Hold Story - Manage Friendship

  4. In “Manage Friendship”, tap on “Block”
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Stories - Tap & Hold Story - Manage Friendship - Block

  5. A prompt message will appear; tap on “Block” to confirm blocking your Snapchat friend/contact
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Stories - Tap & Hold Story - Manage Friendship - Block - Confirm

How to Block Someone on Snapchat on the Map

You can find someone on Snapchat and block them from there. Take a look at the following steps. 

  1. Tap the “Map” icon at the bottom left of your screen
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Map Icon

  2. Find and tap your friend's avatar on the Snapchat map
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Map Icon - Friend

  3. Tap & hold the name of your Snapchat contact/friend 
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Map Icon - Friend - Friend Card

  4. Tap on “Manage Friendship” in the options menu
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Map Icon - Friend - Friend Card - Manage Friendship

  5. In “Manage Friendship”, tap on “Block”
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Map Icon - Friend - Friend Card - Manage Friendship - Block

  6. A prompt message will appear; tap on “Block” to confirm blocking your Snapchat friend/contact
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Map Icon - Friend - Friend Card - Manage Friendship - Block - Confirm

How to Unblock Someone on Snapchat

You can't look for the names and then unblock someone on Snapchat since blocking them hides their accounts from you and yours from them. Instead, go to Snapchat settings and see your list of blocked users. Here's how you can do that.

  1. Tap the “Profile” icon at the top left corner to go to your Snapchat profile
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Profile Icon

  2. Tap the “Settings” icon at the top-right corner to go to the Snapchat settings
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Profile Icon - Settings

  3. In Snapchat settings, tap the “Blocked” option
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Profile Icon - Settings - Account Actions - Blocked

  4. In your “Blocked” contact/friends list, tap the “X” next to the name 
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Profile Icon - Settings - Account Actions - Blocked - x

  5. A prompt message will appear; tap “Yes” to confirm unblocking your Snapchat friend
     

    Android - Snapchat App - Profile Icon - Settings - Account Actions - Blocked - x - Confirm

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about Blocking on Snapchat

Can someone tell if they're blocked or just removed as a friend on Snapchat?

It's difficult to differentiate because Snapchat doesn't notify users when they're blocked or removed. The person might suspect they're blocked if they cannot see your Stories or send messages.

If I block and then unblock someone on Snapchat, will they automatically be re-added as a friend?

No, unblocking someone will not automatically re-add them as a friend. You would need to send them a new friend request.

Does blocking someone on Snapchat affect any streaks we have?

Yes, blocking someone on Snapchat will end any Snapstreaks you have with that person, as you will no longer be able to exchange Snaps.

What's the difference between muting and blocking someone on Snapchat?

Muting someone on Snapchat stops their Stories from appearing in your feed without removing them as a friend or blocking them, while blocking prevents them from contacting you or seeing any content you post.

Will blocking someone on Snapchat remove their messages from my chat screen?

Blocking someone will not remove your chat history with them, but you won't receive any new messages from the blocked person.

Can a blocked person see our shared Memories on Snapchat?

No, a blocked person cannot see any Memories you've shared with them once they are blocked.

If someone has blocked me, can I see their public profile or content through a mutual friend's account?

If you are blocked, you cannot see the blocker's content or profile even through a mutual friend's account on Snapchat.

Is it possible to block someone on Snapchat without them ever interacting with me?

Yes, you can proactively block someone by searching for their username even if they have never sent you a Snap or message.

How can I tell if I've been blocked by someone on Snapchat?

Signs include their name not appearing in search, inability to send them messages, and their Stories and Snap Score becoming invisible to you.

Can I block someone on Snapchat who has already blocked me?

If someone has blocked you, you won't be able to search for their username to block them in return since their account will not appear in your search results.

Does Snapchat limit the number of users I can block?

Snapchat has not publicly specified a limit to the number of users you can block, so you should be able to block as many users as necessary.

How can I prevent strangers from contacting me on Snapchat without having to block them individually?

You can adjust your privacy settings to only allow friends to contact you or view your Stories, which limits stranger interactions without individual blocking.

If I unblock someone, will I receive the messages they sent while they were blocked?

No, you will not receive any messages sent by the person while they were blocked.

Will blocking someone on Snapchat remove them from my Best Friends list?

Yes, blocking someone will remove them from your Best Friends list and all other lists since it severs the connection on the app.

Can blocking and unblocking someone on Snapchat be used to reset the chat history with them?

No, blocking and then unblocking someone does not delete the chat history. The history remains unless manually deleted by you.

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Last Updated on April 21, 2024 3:27 pm CEST

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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