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How to block or unblock someone on TikTok

Put a stop to the spam in two quick taps.

Published onJuly 17, 2023

TikTok has over 1 billion users worldwide, but that doesn’t mean you have to interact with everybody. If you’re receiving unwanted attention, you can block users. Once blocked, they can’t view your videos or engage with you through direct messages, comments, follows, or likes. Here’s how to block someone on TikTok, or unblock them if you change your mind.


To block someone on TikTok:

  1. Go to the profile of the person you want to block.
  2. Tap on the three dots in the screen's top-right corner.
  3. Select Block User, and confirm the action. By blocking someone on TikTok, their account will no longer appear in your For You page or search results, or be able to send you direct messages or interact with your content.


How to block someone on TikTok

For this example, we’ll be blocking a TikTok spam account. Anyone promising ways to get rich quickly is a big red flag for a scam.

First, find the profile page of the person you want to block. Then tap the three-dot icon in the top-right and select Block from the bottom pop-up.

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Tap Confirm if you’re ready through with your decision. This is meant to deter accidental or impulse blocks.

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Often, scam accounts will mass-follow many people in hopes of catching just a few non-skeptical types. Look at who follows you on TikTok, and be sure to block and report them if they seem suspicious. For example, the above account promises that those who reply to their videos will “get a sum of money to repay their debts.” If only it were that easy.

How to block people in bulk

Spam and scams aren’t limited to profiles that follow you. Often they infiltrate the comments section of your videos, but luckily, TikTok has a bulk-block feature that lets you simultaneously block up to 100 accounts.

Tap and hold a comment to select it. You can then select multiple comments at once, up to 100. Then, tap More in the bottom right.

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Select Block accounts.

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Lastly, confirm your decision by tapping Block accounts again.

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How to unblock someone on TikTok

If you’ve blocked a friend or other innocent person by accident, don’t worry you can unblock them in just two taps.

Find the person’s profile page and tap the three-dot icon in the top-right. Then, tap Unblock at the bottom of the screen.

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When you block someone on TikTok, they’ll no longer be able to follow you, interact with your videos, or send you direct messages.

Yes, you can block specific hashtags from the parental control settings on TikTok.

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