Twitch boasts north of 3 million creators whose videos streams are watched by over 15 million daily viewers with over a million concurrent users at a time, and with such a massive crowd interacting during streams in chats or otherwise, some conversations may turn awry.
If you’re being bogged by someone on Twitch and want to hide from their view and them from yours, here is a guide to help you block someone on Twitch via its website and app. If you’ve blocked someone by mistake, we’ve also put together a guide to help you unblock someone on Twitch — both via website and app.
What happens when you block someone on Twitch?
Once you block someone on Twitch, they won’t be able to:
- Send you whispers.
- Host you.
- Add you as a friend.
- Purchase gift subs for other users on your channel.
- And, their messages will be filtered out of chats you don’t moderate.
Also read: How to stream on Twitch?
How to block someone on the Twitch website?
Step 1: In the stream chat, click on the user you want to block and then on the small pop-up profile overview, click on the vertical three-dot button. Then, from the dropdown menu, click on Block (username). Step 2: In the pop-up dialog box, confirm blocking the Twitch user by clicking on the Block button. Also read: How to get verified on Twitch? How to become an affiliate?
How to block someone on the Twitch app?
- Similar to blocking someone on Twitch website, tap on the username of the person you want to block in a stream chat.
- From the slide-up menu, tap on Block option.
- On the pop-up prompt, tap on one of the reasons to block the person and then tap on the Confirm option.
How to unblock someone on the Twitch website?
There are two methods to unblock someone on the Twitch website.
Method 1: Via stream chat
Click on the username who you want to unblock, and then on the small pop-up profile overview, click on the vertical three-dot button. Then, from the dropdown menu, click on Unblock (username). Also read: How to delete your Discord account? And how to restore deleted account?
Method 2: Via Twitch settings
Step 1: Click on your profile picture at the top-right of the screen. From the dropdown menu, click on Settings. Step 2: On the next page, click on the Security and Privacy tab and then scroll down to the Privacy heading. Click on Show Blocked Users link under Blocked Users section. Step 3: You’ll now see a list of all the users that you’ve blocked on Twitch. To unblock a specific user, either search for their name or scroll down to their name and then click on the trash can/bin icon to unblock them. Also read: How to change your Twitch username?
How to unblock someone on the Twitch app?
To unblock someone using the Twitch app, tap on the username who you want to unblock, and then tap on Unblock from the slide-up menu. Also read: How to deactivate or delete your Twitch account?
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