In recent years, platforms that help players interact have increased. However, there is no guarantee that you will like everything you come across on these social platforms. We have already covered a guide on blocking users on Discord, in this article we want to show you how to block someone on Twitch on iPhone and Android apps.
There are many ways to block someone on Twitch. You can search for the username and block it, but if you find it taking a long time, Twitch has some quick options for blocking accounts. We’ll show you all about it, but first let’s understand what happens if you block someone on Twitch.
What happens when you block someone on the Twitch mobile app
Blocking anyone on Twitch removes them from your followers and also prevents them from following you. They will not be able to send private messages and therefore will not be able to use the Whisper feature.
Also, if you’re a streamer, blocking someone will prevent them from subscribing to your channel and watching your streams. It will also prevent them from buying gift subscriptions for other users in your channel.
If you see something inappropriate in their live chat, you can filter their messages from chats you don’t moderate. Also, you won’t be able to see them in live chat once you use the block feature.
Now that you understand what the feature does, let’s see how you can use the block feature on Twitch.
Here are five ways to block someone on Twitch on the mobile app. The procedure is similar for iPhone and Android apps. Let’s start with the traditional way to block someone, which is to find their username and use the block button.
1. Block someone using Twitch search
If you want to block a particular user and know his username, you can search his profile to block him. Here’s how you can do it.
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Step 1: Open the Twitch app.
2nd step: Enter their username in the search bar and tap to open their profile from the search result.
Step 3: Once open, tap the three dots icon in the upper right corner.
Step 4: Tap Block to block the user from interacting with you on Twitch.
Here’s how you can block a Twitch user using the seek bar. However, see something in your feed that you don’t like and want to block it? Here’s how you can do it.
2. Block a Twitch user from streaming
Twitch recommends channels, and sometimes you don’t want a particular channel to appear in your stream. Yes, there is the disinterested option which will stop the channel from receiving recommendations, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never run into the same thing again.
Therefore, to completely delete the particular 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.
2nd step: Tap Block streamer/user.
That’s all you have to do. Next, let’s see how to block someone on Twitch in live chat.
3. Block someone in the stream chat
If you notice a user spamming or constantly messaging someone’s live chat with inappropriate language, you can easily block them. That’s how.
Step 1: Open the Twitch app and in live chat, tap the username you want to block.
2nd step: Tap Block.
But what if you receive private messages from someone on Twitch and want to block them? Read the next section to find out more.
4. Block a Twitch user on Whisper
Twitch has a feature called Whisper. This is a private chat between two users. If you want to block the user in the Whisper chat window, here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open the Twitch app and in the Whisper chat window, tap the Settings icon.
2nd step: You will find an option to block the user. Tap the Block button.
This will block the user and he will not be able to send you Whisper among other restrictions imposed by blocking him.
But do you seem to get a lot of whispers from accounts you don’t follow? You can fix this!
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5. Block whispers from strangers on Twitch
Twitch has a feature to mute whispers or private messages from accounts you don’t follow. It’s 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.
2nd step: Tap Settings.
Step 3: Tap “Security & Privacy”.
Step 4: Turn on the switch for “Block strangers’ whispers”.
It was so you could block someone on Twitch. But if you change your mind and want to unblock a user on Twitch, here’s how.
If you’ve accidentally blocked someone on Twitch on iPhone or Android or changed your mind and decided to unblock them, you can easily do so. However, this will allow them to interact with you on the platform. That’s how.
Step 1: Open the Twitch app and tap your profile icon in the top right.
2nd step: Tap Settings.
Step 3: Tap “Security & Privacy”.
Step 4: In the Blocked users section, you will see a list of users that you have blocked. Tap the Unblock option next to the account you want to unblock.
That’s it, here’s how you can use or unlock the block feature on Twitch. However, if you still have questions, see the next section.
FAQs about blocking someone on Twitch
You can’t block someone or even remove the block at any time. However, it is not possible to temporarily block someone on Twitch.
Content moderators on Twitch will review the violations and file an appeal to suspend or ban the reported account.
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We hope this article has helped you improve your Twitch experience by blocking content and users that you have deemed inappropriate. While blocking features are useful, one effective solution is for platforms to put more effort into educating users to maintain harmony and not break the rules in any way. We hope to see more in the future!