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How to Block Someone on Twitch in 2022

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Every once in a while, you may encounter people on the Twitch app that make it difficult for you to enjoy the platform. Whether their humor is off-base or they are spamming you in messages, you may need to block them so that you can get back to enjoying your favorite channels the way you wish. 

This post will go over the difference between blocking and banning someone on Twitch, how to block someone on Twitch, and a few frequently asked questions about blocking.

How to Block A User on Twitch from Chat

Whether someone is harassing you or you just can’t stand their humor in chat, it is a fairly simple process to block someone on Twitch.

Here’s how you can block users on the Twitch website or desktop app:

  1. Step 1

    Left-click on the Twitch user’s name in the stream chat.

  2. Step 2

    Click the option button listed at the bottom right of the panel that appears, then choose “Block (Username).” 

  3. Step 3

    A pop-up window will appear to let you know what will happen if you block a Twitch user. You should no longer be able to see the person in the chat window. If they were on your friends list, they should now be removed and only appear on your blocked list.

    Blocking Users on Twitch Mobile

    You can also block someone from the Twitch mobile app. To block someone sending messages in the chat panel, complete the following steps:

    1. Step 1

      Tap on the username in the chat.

    2. Step 2

      block menu

      When the menu pops up from the bottom of the screen, tap the “block” option from the menu options.

You can also do a user search of people in your friends list to block one of them. Complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Tap on your user avatar in the top left-hand corner of the app. Then choose friends list from the available options.

  2. Step 2

    Scroll through your list of friends until you find the person you want to block. Tap on their name to open your messages.

  3. Step 3

    block whisper settings

    Tap the cog icon in the top-right of the screen to open another menu. Click the “block” option to block whispers and remove the account.

Twitch Blocking vs Banning

There is a difference between blocking and banning on Twitch. Anyone on Twitch can block any other user so that they no longer have to interact with them or see their messages in chat (unless they are a mod of a channel the blocked person is typing in). 

On the other hand, Banning is reserved for Twitch streamers and channel mods. If a user is banned from a channel, they will no longer be able to be active in chat on that account. 

How to Block A User on Twitch in Messages

You can also block a user who has been messaging you by completing the following steps:

  1. Step 1

    Open up their message thread in the Twitch message system.

  2. Step 2

    Click the cog in the upper right-hand side of the screen. 

  3. Step 3

    Select the “Block (Username)” option from the drop-down menu. 

  4. Step 4

    A pop-up menu will appear to let you know what will happen if you block a Twitch user.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens When You Block Someone on Twitch?

When you ban someone on Twitch, it will have the following effects:

  • The blocked user will no longer be able to whisper to you (send you messages).
  • You can’t be hosted by the blocked member.
  • They will not be able to add you as a friend on Twitch.
  • The blocked user will not be able to purchase Twitch gift subs for other users on your channel.  
  • You will not be able to see any messages they send in chats unless you are a mod on a channel. 

Who Can Block on Twitch?

Any user on Twitch can use the block feature on any other user. You do not have to be a mod, streamer, or VIP member. You merely must have a Twitch account. You can always select block to prevent harassment or engage with the ignore feature.

Can You Unblock a User on Twitch?

If you change your mind about someone you have blocked and want to unblock them, you can do so in your channel settings on Twitch. Go to the “Security and Privacy” tab and search for the Blocked Users section. A list will appear with all the people you have blocked and you can manage them there. 

Conclusion

You can block people on your Twitch account to no longer have to interact with them on the platform. There are multiple ways to do this. Not only can you perform a username search, but you can block them from the chat settings menu.

If you are a streamer and you are worried about someone in your chat, you may want to try the timeout feature before you ban them from your channel.

About the Author

Zac

Zac is a part-time tech blogger. He’s an avid gamer with a taste for old-school RPG’s and Indie Sandbox games. He excels at theory crafting and finding new ways to enjoy a well-loved game.

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