How to block and unblock someone on Snapchat

how to block and unblock someone on snapchat

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If you want to block or unblock someone on Snapchat, then we have you covered right here.

For whatever reason, if you want to block someone on Snapchat, you can simply to do so by viewing the profile and then blocking it. Similarly, if you want to unblock a Snapchat user, you can do so very easily. All you have to do is view the list of blocked users and unblock the ones you want.

In this guide, we have outlined the step-by-step process of blocking and unblocking users on Snapchat. Please note that you will have to use the Snapchat mobile app on your iPhone or Android phone, as this cannot be done on Snapchat web.

Quick Answer

Block someone on Snapchat: Go to Chat section > Tap and hold the profile until you see a menu > Manage Friendship > Block

Unblock someone on Snapchat: View your profile > Settings > Blocked users > Unblock the user

How to unblock someone on Snapchat

If you decide you would like to unblock a user on Snapchat, you can do so directly on the app. Thankfully, Snapchat has made it very easy to unblock friends. 

Step

1

View your profile

Launch Snapchat and click on your profile at the top-left corner of the screen.

 

Step

2

Go to Settings

Then, click on the cogwheel icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

Screenshot of a Snapchat profile featuring an animated female avatar, with interface icons and arrows indicating how to unblock on Snapchat.

Step

3

Look for ‘Blocked Users’ option

In Settings, scroll down and look for the ‘Blocked Users’ option under Privacy Controls. Once you see it, click it open.

Screenshot of settings menu showing blocked users option

Step

4

Unblock the user

In Blocked Users, you will see a list of users that you have blocked. From the list, click on the ‘X’ symbol next to the username to unblock. Next, you will be asked if you want to unblock this Snapchatter – tap on ‘Yes’ to unblock.

Screenshot of snapchat blocked users indicating 'x'

The user will then be unblocked and will be able to contact you again. To add this unblocked user as a friend, you will need to send a request.

How to block someone on Snapchat

For better privacy management, Snapchat has made it quite simple to block users. 

Step

1

View the profile

Launch the Snapchat app on your phone and head to the chat section. Here, find the user you want to block and click on their profile picture.

Step

2

Open ‘Manage Friendship’

Then, from the menu that appears, click on ‘Manage Friendship.’

screenshot from snapchat showing manage friendship option

Step

3

Block the user

Now, you will see options for removing this friend or blocking the profile. Click on ‘Block’ to block the user.

Screenshot of a Snapchat menu with options to "manage friendship," including "report," "block," and "unblock," highlighted by a red arrow pointing to "unblock.

Once blocked, the user will no longer be able to send you messages, snaps, or add you as a friend.

You can also consider reporting a Snapchat user.

How to unblock someone on Snapchat on computer?

Unfortunately, you cannot block or unblock users on Snapchat web or the desktop app. Both of these platforms have limited functionality compared to the mobile app. So, if you want to block or unblock someone, you will need the mobile app. 

Does Snapchat notify an unblock?

You’ll be happy to hear that Snapchat does not notify users that they have been unblocked. However, the user may suspect they have been unblocked if you decide to add them back on Snapchat. This is because Snapchat removes those users from your friends list when you block them. So, sending them a new friend request may arouse suspicion.

Conclusion

To sum up, unblocking users on Snapchat is a really simple task. It is also very easy to reverse if you change your mind later down the line, too. If blocking sounds too harsh, you can consider removing the user as a friend on Snapchat. Please note that you need the mobile app to block or unblock users, and you won’t be able to do this on your computer.

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