How To Block Or Unblock Someone On Snapchat From Android And iPhone

Last Updated: October 18, 2018

In one of our earlier guides, we shared how you can block your Snapchat story from certain friends. But it is only going to help you if you are looking to just hide your stories. You will still be able to continue to exchange snaps or messages privately in chats. However, what if you don’t want to receive snaps from specific friends? In that case, you can remove or block those friends. To learn the steps to delete or block someone on Snapchat follow this tutorial.

Here we have covered the procedure for the scenarios like the people who you are friends with, people who have chatted with you and users who have added you. So, let’s look into how you can block and delete each category of users. Also, we have mentioned the steps to unblock someone if you change your mind later.

Updated: On 17th July 2018 with the steps for the redesigned Snapchat app.

Delete Or Block Someone On Snapchat

1. User With Who You’re Friends with

  • Open Snapchat app and tap on the chat icon at the bottom left.Go to your friends list Snapchat
  • Now, tap on the new chat icon at the top right.
  • Here, you will be able to see all your friends on Snapchat. Press and hold on the friend you wish to block or remove. You can also use the To: field at the top to search and find them quickly.
  • Now, press and hold on their name until you see a pop-up. Here, select Settings(Android) or cog icon(iPhone).Block or Remove A Friend on Snapchat
  • After that, tap on Block or Remove Friend as desired and confirm your decision.Block or remove someone on Snapchat 2018

Note: Blocking someone will restrict them to view your story or send you snaps. A removed user can still view your story or send messages depending on your privacy settings.

Similarly, you can block or delete other friends if you wish.

2. Someone Who Has Added You

Use this method, if a user has added you but you haven’t followed or added them back.

  • Launch Snapchat and tap on your Bitmoji or Ghost icon to go to your profile. If you have uploaded a story then you will see story thumbnail. See the friends who have added you on Snapchat
  • Under your profile, tap on Add Friends.
  • Now, by default, you will be under the Add Friends tab. Here at the top, you will see the Added Me section. Tap on Show More to see the complete list.Block People Who have added you on Snapchat
  • Next, find the desired user in the list and press and hold on their name.
  • On the pop-up, tap on Settings.Block Someone on Snapchat
  • Finally, select Block and confirm by tapping on Yes.

3. Block Someone With Whom You Had A Conversation

  • Open Snapchat and tap on the chat icon at the bottom left or swipe right.

Now, there are 2 ways you can go about it.

Method 1

  • Long press/tap on the desired person’s name.
  • Tap on the cog icon(iPhone) or Settings(Android) on the pop-up and select Block or Remove Friend to delete them if added.

Block or delete Users on Snapchat

Method 2

  • Tap on their name which will take you to the conversation screen.
  • Next, tap on the Hamburger icon at the top left and select Block or Remove on the navigation menu.

Block or Remove friends on Snapchat with whom you have chatted

Also ReadHow to Know If Someone Deleted You on Snapchat

If you change your mind later then you can also unblock someone on Snapchat.

Unblock Someone On Snapchat

The screenshots and steps used here are from the Android app but you won’t see any significant change in iPhone.

1. Open Snapchat and tap on your Bitmoji at the top left. If you have an active story then you will see your story thumbnail there. Tap on it.

Snapchat Settings 2018

2. This will get you to your profile. Here, tap on the cog icon at the top right.

3.  Now, in Settings, you will find Blocked under Account Actions. Tap on Blocked.

How To Unblock on Snapchat

4. On this screen, all the people or friends you have blocked so far will be listed. In order to unblock them tap on the X icon next to the user, you wish to unblock.

5. Confirm your selection by tapping on Yes on the pop-up box.

Unblock Someone on Snapchat

That’s all there’s to it! The person will be unblocked. Similarly, you can unblock other users if desired.

Now, make sure you add them back a friend and they also accept your request or vice versa. After that, you can start Snapchatting as usual.

We hope that you were able to block or unblock on Snapchat from the redesigned app. If you face any issues then hit us in the comments section down below.


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