How to Block or Unblock People on the Discord Chat Platform

Key Takeaways:

  • Blocking someone on Discord prevents them from sending you direct messages, adding you as a friend, and seeing your online status.
  • Unblocking a user on Discord allows them to interact with you again, but you’ll need to send a new friend request if you want to re-establish a friendship.
  • As an experienced Discord user and moderator, I’ve found that blocking and unblocking users is a simple process that can help maintain a positive chat experience.

Discord is a popular chat platform that allows users to communicate with each other through text, voice, and video. While the platform is known for its friendly and engaging community, there may be times when you need to block or unblock someone. As someone who has been using Discord for several years and has moderated multiple servers, I’ve found that knowing how to manage your interactions with other users is essential for maintaining a positive experience on the platform.

What Does Blocking Someone on Discord Do?

When you block someone on Discord, you are essentially cutting off all communication with that user. This means that:

  • The blocked user cannot send you direct messages
  • The blocked user cannot add you as a friend
  • The blocked user cannot see your online status or any changes to your profile
  • The blocked user’s messages will be hidden from you in shared servers

Blocking someone on Discord is a useful tool when you encounter users who are harassing you, spamming, or engaging in other disruptive behavior.

How to Block Someone on Discord

Blocking a user on Discord is a straightforward process. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Discord app and navigate to the user you want to block
  2. Right-click on their username and select “Block” from the dropdown menu
  3. Confirm that you want to block the user by clicking “Block” in the pop-up window

Alternatively, you can block a user by:

  • Opening a direct message conversation with the user and clicking the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the chat window, then selecting “Block”
  • Visiting the user’s profile page and clicking the three-dot menu icon next to their username, then selecting “Block”

Once you’ve blocked a user, they will be added to your blocked users list, which you can access by going to your User Settings and selecting “Privacy & Safety.”

How to Unblock Someone on Discord

If you change your mind and want to unblock a user you’ve previously blocked, the process is just as simple:

  1. Open your User Settings and select “Privacy & Safety”
  2. Scroll down to the “Blocked Users” section
  3. Find the user you want to unblock and click the “Unblock” button next to their name

After unblocking a user, they will be able to send you direct messages and see your online status again. However, unblocking a user does not automatically add them back to your friends list. If you want to re-establish a friendship with a user you’ve unblocked, you’ll need to send them a new friend request.

Tips for Managing Blocked Users on Discord

As someone who has moderated multiple Discord servers, I’ve learned a few tips for managing blocked users:

  • Don’t engage: If a blocked user tries to circumvent the block by creating new accounts or using alternate methods to contact you, don’t engage with them. Instead, report their behavior to Discord and block any new accounts they create.
  • Use server-wide blocks: If a user is causing problems in a server you moderate, you can use server-wide blocks to prevent them from interacting with anyone in the server. This can be done by right-clicking on the user’s name in the server member list and selecting “Ban” or “Kick.”


Blocking and unblocking users on Discord is a simple process that can help you maintain a positive experience on the platform. By using these tools judiciously and following best practices for managing blocked users, you can ensure that your interactions on Discord remain friendly, engaging, and free from harassment or other unwanted behavior.