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How to tell if someone blocked you on Snapchat

Were you looking respectfully enough?

Published onApril 9, 2024

When someone blocks you on Snapchat, you don’t get any notification about it. This is a decision on Snapchat’s part to respect the privacy and safety of the person blocking you. At the same time, overthinking a situation where someone no longer appears for you can lead to groundless tension. For example, they may have deleted their account without notifying you of this decision. Whatever the case, it can be hard to tell if someone blocked you or not on Snapchat. Let’s go over how to know if you’ve been blocked on Snapchat.


If you want to know whether someone blocked you on Snapchat, you can check the My Friends section, search for the user, ask a friend to search for the account, or check your Chat tab.


How to tell if someone blocked you on Snapchat

Getting blocked by someone can sting. However, there isn’t much you can do about it aside from respecting their decision. Control what you can control and move on.

Snapchat will not notify you if you’ve been blocked. You can try a few methods to find out, though. Let’s go over them together.

Check your Friends list

  1. On your mobile, tap on your profile icon at the top left corner.
  2. Scroll down and select My Friends.
  3. Tap on the search bar and type your friend’s name.

If someone blocks you, they won’t appear in your My Friends list. In our testing, the person who blocked us continued to appear in our friends list until we logged out and logged back in. After logging out and logging back in, the person who blocked us disappeared from our My Friends list.

Check if they appear in the search result

  1. From the Snapchat homepage (or the “Snapchat camera” tab), tap the magnifying glass-shaped Search button at the top.
  2. Type your friend’s name.

If the person you think blocked you appears in your Recents or when you search for them, there’s a chance they didn’t block you. If the person decides to block you, they will no longer show up when you search for them.

Check the Chat tab

When someone else blocks you, your chat goes with them. That means, after being blocked, your past chat history — in fact, the entire conversation — will disappear from the Chat tab.

Check another account’s search results

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The person you think blocked you may have deleted their account. If they did block you, they would continue to appear on the platform for other people. Ask someone else to look for them and see if they still show up. If the person’s account shows up in the results for other people, but not for you, you’ve been blocked.

Create a new account and check if they appear

As a last resort, you can create a new Snapchat account and search for their username. If you can find them on the new account but not on your primary account, then you’ve most likely been blocked.


If you have an issue adding a friend or if you receive an error message stating, “We couldn’t find [your friend’s name],” it may be because the Snapchatter has blocked you or deleted their account. Snapchat has an article to troubleshoot issues related to adding friends, which you can explore for more details.

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