How to Block and Restrict Another User Account on TikTok

TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms, with over 1 billion monthly active users. However, with its widespread use, you may encounter accounts that are spammy, inappropriate, or make you feel uncomfortable. Fortunately, TikTok provides features to block and restrict other accounts.

Why You May Want To Block or Restrict Someone

Here are some common reasons you may want to block or restrict another TikTok user:

  • They are posting spam or low-quality content
  • Their comments on your videos are rude, inappropriate, or make you uncomfortable
  • They are harassing you or others in comments or direct messages
  • Their account promotes dangerous challenges or illegal activity
  • You want to limit a child’s access to certain accounts

Blocking or restricting accounts can help curate your TikTok experience and make it more positive.

How To Block Another User

Blocking another user on TikTok is straightforward:

On Mobile

  1. Open the TikTok app and go to the profile of the account you want to block
  2. Tap on the share icon in the top right (it looks like an arrow)
  3. Select “Block” from the menu
  4. Confirm by tapping “Block” again

On Desktop

  1. Go to the profile page of the account you want to block
  2. Click on the three dots icon next to the share button
  3. Select “Block” from the dropdown menu
  4. Confirm by clicking “Block” again

Once blocked, the user won’t be able to find or interact with your account in any way. Their comments on your videos will also be hidden.

To unblock an account, go to their profile and tap “Unblock.”

Restricting Accounts

If you don’t want to do a full block, TikTok also allows you to restrict accounts. Restricting an account will:

  • Remove their ability to comment on your videos
  • Prevent them from duetting or stitching your videos
  • Stop notifications when they post new videos
  • Remove your account from their suggestions

Here is how to restrict another account:

  1. Go to the account’s profile page
  2. Tap the share icon (arrow)
  3. Choose “Restrict account”
  4. Confirm by tapping “Restrict account” again

The user will not be notified if you restrict their account. You can remove the restriction at any time from their profile page.

Managing Multiple Blocked/Restricted Accounts

If you want to see a list of all accounts you have blocked or restricted and manage them:

  1. Go to your profile icon > settings icon (3 lines) > Settings & privacy
  2. Select “Privacy”
  3. Choose “Blocked accounts” or “Restricted accounts”

From there, you can view all blocked/restricted accounts and unblock or remove restrictions as needed.

TikTok Safety Features for Parents

In addition to blocking and restricting accounts, TikTok provides robust safety features for parents:

  • Family pairing: Link your child’s account to yours to manage privacy and safety settings
  • Screen time management: Control daily time limits and restrict use during certain times
  • Restricted mode: Limit appearance of inappropriate content
  • Direct message controls: Restrict who can message your child’s account

Enabling these features provides additional layers of protection for young TikTok users.


While TikTok can be a fun place for creativity and entertainment, you may occasionally encounter accounts you want to limit or avoid entirely. Fortunately, TikTok’s block, restrict, and family pairing features make it simple to curate a safer, more positive experience. By understanding these moderation tools, you can customize TikTok to be a place for joyful content rather than one full of disruptions.