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How to block and unblock someone on Telegram?

Telegram is another popular messaging app with many good features and has different options for secure chats. However, since it’s a messaging service, anyone who happens to have your phone number can contact you on the service, which could at times lead to unsolicited conversations.

If any person is troubling you or you don’t want to chat with someone on Telegram, you can block them, and if you have blocked someone by mistake and want to unblock the user, we’ve got you covered here.

Here we will guide you through different methods of blocking and unblocking someone on Telegram. You can scroll through the article or select any of the following topics we’ve covered to jump right to them.

Also read: What happens when you block someone on Telegram?


How to block someone on Telegram?

There are two ways to block someone on Telegram. Launch the Telegram app and follow the steps below to block someone on Telegram.

Block someone on Telegram via chat

Go to the chat window of the person you want to block and continue below.

How to block and unblock someone on Telegram?
  • Tap on the username of the person at the top of the screen.
  • Tap on the Meatball (triple dots) button on the top right corner of your screen.
  • Then in the menu, tap on the Block user icon.
  • A confirmation box will appear in that box tap on Block user.

The said person will now be blocked from contacting you on Telegram.

Also read: How to create a poll in Telegram?


Block someone on Telegram via settings

Open the Telegram app and follow the steps below.

How to block and unblock someone on Telegram?
  • Tap on  the Hamburger (triple horizontal bars) button
  • A menu will appear in that menu tap on the Settings option.
  • In the following menu, tap on the Privacy and Security option.
  • Then on the next screen, tap the Blocked Users option.
How to block and unblock someone on Telegram?
  • On the next screen, tap on Block user.
  • Then your chats and contacts will appear, select the user from the chats, or you can select the user from your contacts if the user is not in your chats.
  • Tap on the Block user option.

The said person will now be blocked from contacting you on Telegram and their name will appear on the blocked user page.

If you can't find the person's profile on Telegram, chances are they've blocked you first. Read our article to find out how to know if someone blocked you on Telegram.

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How to block multiple people on Telegram?

If you want to block several users on Telegram at once, open the app and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to block and unblock someone on Telegram?
  • Long tap on the first user to select and then tap on other users you want to select.
  • Then tap on the Meatball (triple dots) button.
  • Select the Block user option from the dropdown list.
  • Tap on Block users to block them. In the confirmation box, you will get an option Delete chats, so you have an option to delete or keep the chats.

All the people you’ve selected will be blocked from contacting you on Telegram.

Also read: How to delete a Telegram account?


How to unblock someone on Telegram?

There are two ways to unblock someone on Telegram — via the chat box with that person, and if you can’t find that, you can go to the in-app settings. Open the Telegram app and follow the steps below to unblock a user.

Unblock someone on Telegram via chat

Open the chat of the person you want to unblock and continue.

How to block and unblock someone on Telegram?
  • Tap on the Unblock option, located at the bottom of the screen and if for some reason this option is not visible to you, continue to the step below.
  • Tap on the user name as shown in the first screenshot.
  • On the next screen, tap on the Unblock option (written in red), and if this option is not available, continue to the step below.
  • Tap on the Meatball (triple dots) button (as shown in the second screenshot).
  • Tap on the Unblock option in the dropdown list.

Also read: How to block someone on YouTube?


Unblock someone on Telegram using settings

Open the Telegram app and follow the steps below.

How to block and unblock someone on Telegram?
  • Tap on the Hamburger (triple horizontal bars) button.
  • A menu will appear in that menu tap on the Settings option.
  • In the following menu, tap on the Privacy and Security option.
How to block and unblock someone on Telegram?
  • Then on the next screen, tap on the Blocked Users option.
  • On the next screen, a list of blocked users appears. Tap on the user you want to unblock.
  • Then a box will appear, and tap on the Unblock.

Also read: How to join a Telegram Group or Channel?

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