How To Block a User on Twitter

September 2016

If you are being harassed, stalked, bullied, or simply want to prevent people from following your Twitter activities, the Block feature provides a quick solution to cut ties with undesired users on microblogging platform. This guide explains how to block Twitter accounts in a couple of easy steps.


How To Block a Twitter Account

Block a User by Visiting His Profile Page

Sign in to Twitter and then navigate to the profile page of the account you want to block. Tap on the Cog (More user actions) menu > Block:
Click on Block to add the account to your block list.

Block a User from a Tweet Published on Your Timeline

Browse your timeline for a tweet or message published by the user you want to block. Click on the Ellipsis (…) button displayed below the selected tweet and select Block:

Block a User on the Twitter Mobile App

Open the Twitter app and browse for a tweet published by the user you want to block. Hold your finger down for a couple of seconds on the username displayed at the top of the tweet and then tap on Block.

What Happens When You Block Someone on Twitter?

By blocking a user on Twitter, you are taking away the user's ability to contact you via Direct Messages, view your Twitter activity (Tweets, following, followers, photos & videos, online status...), add your Twitter account to a list, or tag you in photos.

How To Unblock a User on Twitter

If you would like to restore a user account you've previously blocked on Twitter, go to Profile & Settings > Settings > Blocked Accounts:
Click on the cog menu displayed next to the desired account > Unblock:

How To Import/Export a Twitter Block list

Twitter also gives you the ability to save your block list to a file and share it with other users. You can, for example, create a block list out of the spam accounts you’ve encountered so far, export it to a file, and share it with your friends. Head back to Profile & Settings > Settings > Blocked Accounts, click on Advanced options to import/export a block list:

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