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What happens when you unblock someone on Snapchat?

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We all come across some individuals in our life that we would rather mute on social media than make peace with inside our minds. Snapchat, the photos, messages, and video-sharing platform provides a way to block such individuals to help you take care of your privacy and help keep your mind composed. For whatever reason you decide to block a person, you can always unblock them if the situation calls for a truce.

In this article, we will be discussing what happens when you unblock someone on Snapchat, the popular social media app.

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

Unblocking someone on Snapchat

Snapchat does not inform users directly if they have been blocked however, there are always signs that a user can notice to interpret their blocked status.

Whether you are unblocking someone after blocking them from seeing your story or after blocking them completely, they will be subjected to the following changes which will begin after you unblock them:

  • Initially, you will have to add your contact back as a friend, so you will have to send them a friend request. In case they are still following you and have not removed you as their friend then they will be instantly added back as your friend on Snapchat. In order to add them as a friend initially, you will have to search for them. You may not be able to find them on your chat list even after unblocking them and adding them as a friend unless you send them snaps or messages.
  • You will be able to exchange snaps back and forth which can consist of photos and videos, hence maintaining a streak.
  • You can view each others’ stories.
  • You can view their location if they have enabled it and vice-versa.
  • If someone has blocked you or if you have blocked them, then their chat will be removed from your chat list however, all of your saved messages will not be deleted. So if you had any saved messages with the person before you blocked them, then they will be recovered and restored in your chat with them after you have unblocked them.

Even though Snapchat does not inform the individual when they are blocked or unblocked, they might figure it out when their messages go unread for several days and one day out of the blue you send them snaps or message them.

Also read: What happens when you unblock someone on iMessage?

Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

Always curious, calm, and a little crazy, you can find me daydreaming or studying. An avid reader, traveler, and graduate of Aviation Science, I love gaining new experiences in life and star gazing. You can contact her here: