If someone is getting on your nerves on Twitch, it’s very easy to block them to prevent their messages from appearing on your screen.
However, if you accidentally block someone, or you’re feeling benevolent enough to give someone a second chance, it’s a little trickier to unblock someone again.
Here’s how to block or unblock someone on Twitch…
How to Block Someone on Twitch
Twitch has become a major player in the video game world and has attracted a wide range of different people as a result. Hopefully, the majority of the people you’ll meet will be friendly, but there will always be the odd troll here and there.
If someone is being annoying on Twitch, blocking them is easy: just click on their name. If you’re on mobile, you should see the Block option pop up in the user menu that pops up.
If you’re on PC, you need to click on the three dots at the bottom right of the profile card that pops up. Then, click Block [name].
Twitch will quickly remind you what a blocked person can and cannot do. In short, once you block someone, they can’t whisper you, host you, add you as a friend, or gift Twitch subscriptions to your channel.
If you’re okay with this, click Block.
Twitch won’t retroactively scrub away the person’s messages, so if they said something particularly nasty, refresh the page to clear the chat and get rid of their comments.
Alternatively, you can type /block [username] into the chat to get rid of them.
How to Unblock People on Twitch: The Easiest Way
When you want to unblock someone, however, things get a little more complicated. You can unblock someone by clicking on their card as before and selecting “unblock”. But this only works for a very recent block.
The problem is, if you blocked the person a long time ago, you won’t see their messages anymore. If you can’t see their messages, you can’t click their name to unblock them!
If you know what the user’s exact name is, you can type /unblock [username] to bring them back. However, if you can’t remember their name, you’ll need to do some extra work.
How to Unblock People on Twitch Using Settings
To unblock someone Twitch on your PC, click on your profile at the top right, then click Settings.
Click on the Security and Privacy tab at the top. Scroll down to the Privacy section, then find the Blocked Users section.
Click Show Blocked Users. Twitch will then load a list of everyone you’ve blocked.
Click the trash can to the right of their name to unblock them.
How to Unblock People on Twitch on Mobile
If you’re using an Android phone, you’ll quickly discover that unblocking someone via the official Android app can be a huge pain. This is because, weirdly enough, the Android app is missing a feature that the iOS version has.
Here are the best ways to unblock people on Twitch on iOS and Android…
How to Unblock People on iOS
If you do use iOS, you’re in luck. Just boot up the app and tap on your profile image at the top left. Then, tap on Account Settings, then Security & Privacy. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see your blocked users.
You can then remove users from your blocked list if you want to be able to receive messages from them again.
How to Unblock People on Android
If you’re on Android, you’ll find that you can follow the above instructions words-for-word, right up until the point where a blocked user list is supposed to appear. Strangely, the blocked user list never made it over from iOS.
As such, a quick and hassle-free way to unblock someone on Android is via t.3v.fi. It’s a platform-agnostic third-party tool for managing your Twitch account, including a list of everyone you’ve blocked.
The website will ask you to log into Twitch so that it can check your blocked users. The website itself won’t get to see your login details.
Once you log into the website using your Twitch account, you’ll see a list of everyone you’ve blocked. Tap on the X to the right of the person you want to unblock, and you’ll unblock them.
If you don’t want to use this method, we’d recommend logging into your Twitch account on PC to manage your blocked users list instead.
Managing People Better on Twitch
If someone is getting on your nerves, you can quickly and easily block them in Twitch. If you decide to unblock them later on, it’s easy and quick to do—as long as you’re not on Android.
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