Skip to content

How to block someone on Twitter?

Social networks are a great place for conversations among like-minded people as well as healthy debates about anything under the sun and beyond. However, ‘healthy’ is rarely the turn that debates take on social media sites and more than often they instead become heated arguments that you can do without in your life.

Now while most of us have a life and move on, quite a few hold grudges against those they argue online — especially strangers — and might indulge in further harassment. If you’re facing a bully and want to block them on Twitter, here is how to do that easily in a few simple steps on your PC or Android and iOS apps.

What happens when you block someone on Twitter?

Once you’ve blocked someone on Twitter, they can’t follow you or view your tweets unless you’ve tweeted something mentioning them and they’re reporting you on Twitter. Blocked users can’t send you direct messages, view your following or followers lists, likes, lists, Moments you’ve created. They also can’t tag your in photos or add your account to their lists.

While the user won’t receive any direct notification from Twitter if you block them, they will know that you’ve blocked them if they visit your profile

Blocking an account only works if the other user is logged in via Twitter. If they’re using a third-party service to access Twitter, all of your public tweets will still be visible to them.

Also read: How to unblock someone on Twitter?

How to block someone on Twitter on PC?

Login to your account on Twitter.com, go to the profile of the user you want to block and follow the steps mentioned below.

Method 1: Via user profile

Step 1: Click on the horizontal triple-dot (meatball) menu icon to the right of the user’s profile picture.

How to remove followers from Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: From the dropdown list, click on Block @username,

How to remove followers from Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: Then on the confirmation box, click on Block.

How to remove followers from Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to hide or view sensitive content on Twitter?

Method 2: Via user’s tweet

Step 1: On any of the user’s tweet, click on the downward-facing arrow button at the top-right.

How to block someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: From the dropdown list, click on Block @username.

How to block someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: On the pop-up confirmation box, click on the Block button.

How to block someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to delete tweets on Twitter?

How to block someone on Twitter on Android or iOS?

Open the Twitter app on your Android or iOS device, go to the profile of the user you want to block and follow the steps mentioned below.

Method 1: Via user profile

Open the Twitter app on your Android or iOS device, go to the profile of the user you want to block and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to remove followers from Twitter? | Candid.Technology
  • Tap on the vertical three-dot (meatball) menu icon at the top-right of the screen.
  • From the dropdown list, tap on Block.
  • Then on the confirmation box, tap on Block.

Also read: How to remove followers from Twitter?

Method 2: Via user’s tweet

Open the Twitter app on your Android or iOS device, go to a tweet of the user you want to block and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to block someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology
  • On any of the user’s tweet, tap on the downward-facing arrow button at the top-right.
  • From the options that appear, tap on Block @username.
  • On the pop-up confirmation box, tap on Block.

Also read: How to log out of Twitter on iOS and Android?

Hello There!

If you like what you read, please support our publication by sharing it with your friends, family and colleagues. We're an ad-supported publication. So, if you're running an Adblocker, we humbly request you to whitelist us.







>