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How to Block Someone on Discord

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You will not get along with everyone you meet on Discord. If you share the same server with someone, they can message you without a friend request, and occasionally someone will slide into your DMs with messages you don’t want to read. Or images you don’t want to see… am I right, ladies?

Fortunately, there is a way where you can ensure that you never have to hear from 2Rotten2Win#8734 again. In fact, their messages in your shared server will be hidden from you unless you choose to read them.

If this sounds like a breath of fresh air, then this is the post for you. I will teach you how to block from both the desktop and mobile apps.

How to Block Someone on Discord on Desktop

Once you block someone on the Discord desktop app, you won’t receive direct messages anymore from that person.

To block someone from the desktop Discord app, complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Locate the user in a server, your Discord friends list, or in your DMs. 

  2. Step 2

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    Right-click on their name or their profile picture and choose “Block” from the drop-down menu. 

  3. Step 3

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    Click the “Block” button on the confirmation box that appears.

  4. Step 4

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    Ensure that they are truly blocked by looking at your chatbox. It will say you cannot send messages to a user you have blocked.

  5. Step 5

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    If the user tries to message you in the future, they will receive a message from the Clyde bot stating that they can’t message you for a number of different reasons.

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    If they send messages in shared Discord servers, they will initially be hidden from you, though you can unlock them to see their contents.

How to Block Someone on Discord from Mobile

If you need to block someone from the mobile app, complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    From your DM section, find the person you want to block. Press down on their name until an options menu appears, or tap the three-dot menu icon.

  2. Step 2

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    Click “Profile” from the menu.

  3. Step 3

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    Click the menu icon (three dots) next to their name to open another menu from their profile.

  4. Step 4

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    Click the “Block” button to ensure the blocked user will never send you a direct message again.

How to Unblock Someone on Discord

If you change your mind in the future and want to hear from a friend again, unblocking someone on Discord is easy enough. Do the following:

  1. Step 1

    Find them in your DM’s, a Discord server, or locate their profile in another way.

  2. Step 2

    Click the “Unblock” button in the message box. Once they are unblocked again, they will be able to contact you again on the Discord app.

What Happens If You Block Someone on Discord?

If you decide that you need to block users on Discord, the following things will happen:

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    No More DMs or Calls

    Once you have blocked someone on Discord, the blocked person will no longer be able to communicate with you in messages or phone calls. That said, if you both end up in a voice chat on the same Discord server, you will need to mute them manually.

    If their offense was large enough, you might be able to talk to the admins and ask that they be removed from the user list.

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    No Messages in Shared Servers

    If you share the same server with them, you will not be able to see their messages right away. You will be able to see them if you click the “Show message” option on your desktop. You need to tap the “Blocked Messages” tab to access them on the mobile app.

    That being said, the person you blocked will still be able to read your messages and see you online.

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    Removed Friend

    The Discord app assumes that you no longer want to be their friend on Discord if you block someone. If you ever decide to unblock them, you will have to send them a new friend request. They will be unable to find you on their friends list as well.

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    No More Alerts

    The person you blocked will no longer be able to send you any alerts in a shared Discord server. This means that they won’t be able to @ you or ping you in any way. Blocking the other user will make them seemingly not exist on the platform for you anymore.

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    They Won’t Know Unless You Tell Them

    No notifications will be sent to the person you blocked when you block them. They will only know if you or someone else tells them you did so or if they try to DM or ping you on a shared server. They may also discover that you have blocked them if they discover the overall Discord muting, and they can’t message you any longer.


If the person in question is breaking the platform’s terms of service, you may want to report the user to Discord. I hope that learning how to block people will make your Discord experience better overall in the future. Here’s to finding like-minded people you want to chat with.

Note that if you are truly avoiding this person and they can find you on other social media sites, you will need to block them on more than just your friend’s list. Just remember that you can always select block as an option to keep you comfortable online.

About the Author


Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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