5 ways to block someone on the Twitch app for iPhone and Android

In recent years, platforms that help players interact have been on the rise. However, there is no guarantee that you will like everything you find on these social platforms. We previously covered a guide on how to block users on Discord. In this article, we want to show you how to block someone on Twitch on iPhone and Android app.

There are numerous ways you can block someone on Twitch. You can either search for the username and block them, but if you find it time-consuming, Twitch has a few quick account blocking options. We’ll show you all about it, but first let’s understand what happens when you block someone on Twitch.

What happens when you block someone on the Twitch mobile app

Blocking someone on Twitch will remove them from your followers and also prevent them from following you. You cannot send private messages and therefore cannot use the whisper function.

Additionally, if you’re a streamer, blocking someone will prevent them from subscribing to your channel and watching your streams. It also prevents them from buying gift subscriptions for other users in your channel.

If you see something inappropriate in live chat, you can filter your messages from the chats you’re not moderating. Also, once you use the block feature, you will no longer be able to see them in live chat.

Now that you understand what the feature does, let’s see how you can use the blocking feature on Twitch.

How to Block Someone on Twitch on iPhone and Android

Here are five ways you can block someone on Twitch on the mobile app. The procedure is similar for both iPhone and Android app. Let’s start with the traditional way of blocking someone – which is to search for their username and use the “Block” button.

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1. Block someone with Twitch search

If you want to block a specific user and you know their username, you can search their profile to block them. Here’s how you can do it.

Step 1: Open the Twitch app.

Step 2: Type their username in the search bar and tap to open their profile from the search result.

Step 3: Once opened, tap on the three dots icon at the top right corner.

Step 4: Tap Block to prevent the user from interacting with you on Twitch.

Here’s how you can block a Twitch user from the search bar. However, do you see something in your feed that you don’t like and want to block it? Here’s how you can do it.

2. Ban a Twitch user from the feed

Twitch recommends channels, and sometimes you don’t want a specific channel to appear in your feed. Yes, there is a “Not Interested” option that prevents the channel from receiving recommendations, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never come across the same thing again.

Therefore, to completely remove a specific user or streamer from Twitch, consider blocking them.

Step 1: Open the Twitch app and tap the three dots icon next to a recommendation you don’t like.

Step 2: Tap Block Streamer/User.

That’s all you have to do. Next, let’s take a look at how to block someone on Twitch in live chat.

3. Block someone in stream chat

If you notice a user who is constantly spamming or messaging someone’s live chat with inappropriate language, you can easily block them. Here’s how.

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Step 1: Open the Twitch app and tap on the username you want to block in the live stream chat.

Step 2: Tap on Block.

But what if you receive private messages from someone on Twitch and want to block them? Read the next section to learn more.

4. Block a Twitch user on Whisper

Twitch has a feature called Whisper. It’s a private chat between two users. If you want to block the user in the whisper chat window, please do the following.

Step 1: Open the Twitch app and tap the Settings icon on the Whisper chat window.

Step 2: You will find an option to block the user. Tap the Block button.

This will block the user and they will not be able to whisper to you under the other restrictions enforced by the block.

But do you seem to get a lot of whispers from accounts you don’t follow? You can solve this!

5. Block stranger whispers on Twitch

Twitch has a feature to turn off whispers or private messages from accounts you don’t follow. This is a great way to get rid of spam and other unwanted messages on Twitch.

Step 1: Open the Twitch app and tap your profile icon in the top right corner.

Step 2: Tap on Settings.

Step 3: Tap on “Security & Privacy”.

Step 4: Turn on the switch for Block Stranger Whispers.

Here’s how to block someone on Twitch. But if you’ve changed your mind and want to unblock a user on Twitch, here’s how to do it.

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How to view blocked users and unblock someone on Twitch

If you accidentally blocked someone on Twitch on iPhone or Android or changed your mind and decide to unblock, you can easily do so. However, this allows them to interact with you on the platform. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Open the Twitch app and tap on your profile icon at the top right.

Step 2: Tap on Settings.

Step 3: Tap on “Security & Privacy”.

Step 4: Under the Blocked Users section, you will see a list of users that you have blocked. Next to the account you want to unblock, tap the Unblock option.

Here’s how to use or unblock the feature on Twitch. However, if you have additional questions, see the next section.

FAQs on Blocking Someone on Twitch 1. Can you temporarily block someone on Twitch?

You can only block someone and unblock them at any time. However, there is no way to temporarily block someone on Twitch.

2. What happens when you report someone on Twitch?

Content moderators on Twitch will investigate the violations committed and take a call to ban or ban the reported account.

Just see what you like

We hope this article has helped you improve your experience on Twitch by blocking content and users that you find inappropriate. Although blocking features are helpful, an effective solution is for platforms to put more effort into getting users to keep harmony and not break rules in any way. We hope to see more of this in the future!