How to Block Someone on Twitch? (The Complete Guide)

Lindsay Hayes

If you're looking for how to block someone on Twitch, it is very straightforward. In the chat, look for the name of the Twitch user you want to block, click their username, and then the vertical dots that at the right of the panel that appears. Click "Block [Username]", and that's it. You can also search for their username and block them from their profile.

I used to watch a particular channel on Twitch almost every day. There weren't too many other users in the stream chat, but there was one that kept harassing me and saying pretty mean things. I got tired of his antics pretty quickly, so that was when I figured out how to block someone on Twitch.

If you want to learn the process for blocking users on Twitch, this is the right place to be. Let's jump right into things.


How Do You Block a Twitch User?

There are quite a few routes that you can take if you want to block someone on Twitch, so we'll talk about all of them.

Hopefully, this will help with your peace of mind by silencing any annoying users who have nothing better to do than be nuisances.

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From the Twitch Chat

I think the quickest way to block someone on Twitch is to unlock them straight from the chat window.

Doing this literally only takes a few steps:

  1. Go to the Twitch website.
  2. Open the stream of any of the Twitch streamers that the person you want to block frequents.
  3. Once you see their name in the chat window, click on it.
  4. This will bring up a small panel. On the right-hand side, click the three dots stacked vertically.
  5. Select "Block [Username]".
  6. Confirm the action by clicking the red "Block" button, and that's it.

How to block someone on Twitch is easy when you know exactly where they'll be.

However, if you're not sure when they will be online or which of thousands of Twitch streamers they will be watching, this method isn't the best.

From the Twitch App on Mobile

You can also block someone on Twitch by using the Twitch app on your Android or iOS device.

The steps are a bit similar to the method mentioned earlier, though there are some minor differences.

  1. Launch the "Twitch" mobile app on your smartphone.
  2. Open the stream where you're most likely to find the person you want to block.
  3. Once you come across their name in the chat, press it.
  4. Click on the three dots at the right of the panel that pops up.
  5. Click "Block".
  6. Now, you will need to choose why you are blocking them. This might be because they're spamming the chat, or harassing you, or it could be for another reason.
  7. Once you've ticked an option, click "Confirm".

Just like that, you've learned how to block someone on Twitch purely from the mobile app.

How to Block Whispers from Strangers?

On Twitch, the direct messaging system is called "Whispers". This is where someone can come and talk to you about anything that they'd rather keep private.

Since you can Whisper to someone on Twitch directly from a chat, even if you don't know them, there are quite a few people who use this to bully or annoy other users.

The good thing is that Twitch has made it possible to block Whispers from anyone that isn't a friend or followed by you.

  1. Open the Twitch website or application.
  2. Click on your profile icon.
  3. Select "Settings", or "Account Settings" on mobile.
  4. Choose the "Security & Privacy" tab.
  5. Scroll down a bit and make sure the toggle for "Block Whispers from Strangers" is enabled.

Now, random users can't send you annoying private messages unless you follow them to make it possible.

Can You Block Users from Watching Your Stream?

Are you looking for how to block someone on Twitch from watching your stream?

Unfortunately, this is not possible. After all, you can watch a Twitch stream even without having an account, so if it was possible, a blocked person could easily just log out to get around that.

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How to Block a Streamer?

Did you know that you can block streamers on Twitch? Finding this feature isn't that easy though.

Before you'll be able to block a streamer on Twitch, you'll need to report their channel.

Because of this, I recommend that you only block a Twitch streamer when they are actually doing something worth being reported for. Otherwise, there are other options you can use to keep their content away from you.

Here's how to block a streamer though:

  1. Go to the streamer's profile page. They don't necessarily need to be live to do this.
  2. Click the three vertical dots beside the "Subscribe" button.
  3. Click "Report Channel" if they're offline, or "Report Something Else" if they're live.
  4. Follow the instructions for the next few steps, choosing the options most specific to why you're reporting the user.
  5. On the very last page, tick the "Block This User" box at the bottom of the window.

Now, you will no longer see content from this blocked user, no matter what.

Can You Block a Twitch Channel Without Reporting?

Can you block Twitch channels without having to go through the whole reporting process? After all, some channels might not have done anything wrong, but you simply don't want to see their content.

Unfortunately, Twitch blocking doesn't work for channels or streams at the moment without reporting them first.

However, what you can do is use the "Not Interested" feature to stop having a certain Twitch account recommended to you on the home page.

Just go to and look for a channel that you're not interested in from the recommendations. Press the three dots and click "Not Interested".

How Do You Check Your Blocked Users on Twitch?

It's pretty easy to check all your blocked users on Twitch. There's a section made for this in the settings.

  1. Open the Twitch website or app.
  2. Click your profile icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Choose "Settings".
  4. Select "Security & Privacy".
  5. Scroll down until you see the "Blocked Users" section.
  6. Click "Show Blocked Users".

This will bring up a list of all the users that you have blocked on your Twitch account.

How Do You Unblock Someone on Twitch?

What if one of your blocked users has turned a new leaf and renounced a life of being a bully? Well, it's up to you, but you can choose to unblock them. How do you do that though?

Well, there are two ways to unblock a user on Twitch.

The first is to unblock them from the same chat that you blocked them in. Their name will still be in the chat history up until the point where you blocked them.

By scrolling up the chat and finding the blocked person's name, you can click on it, then click the three vertical dots, and choose "Unblock [Username]".

In most cases though, you'll only want to unblock blocked users weeks or months after you blocked them in the first place. If this is the case, there's another way to unblock people.

All you need to do is enter the Blocked Users section in your settings, as earlier described, and from the list that appears, click "Unblock" next to the name of the specific Twitch account.

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What Happens When You Block a Twitch Account?

Now that you know how to block someone on Twitch, you might be curious as to what exactly happens to them when you do this.

Here are the benefits of blocking someone on Twitch:

For most people, simply not being able to send Whispers is enough of a good reason to block people, and I agree with that. The others are great perks to have though, especially if you're a streamer.

How Do You Automatically Filter Chats?

If you're seeing a lot of content that you don't like in a stream's chat, you might want to block all the offending users. However, you might benefit a lot more from filtering the chat.

This is very easy to do, fortunately. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the live stream whose chat you want to filter.
  2. Open the "Chat Settings" menu by clicking the gear icon at the bottom of the chat window.
  3. Click "Chat Filters".
  4. Toggle the "Enable filtering in chat" switch on.
  5. Select the specific filters that you want to activate.

You can use this feature to automatically clear sexually explicit content, and any form of discrimination, hostility, and curse words from the chat. Plus, you don't need to block a single person.

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Final Words

If you're looking for how to block someone on Twitch, the easiest way is to click on their name right in the Twitch chat, press the three dots, and then choose the Block option. The procedure is essentially identical if you're looking for how to block someone on Twitch mobile.

You can do other things to make your experience better and prevent harassment. You can stop strangers from being able to send you Whispers, from inside the Settings & Privacy menu. You can also "Show Blocked Users" in the same section to see who has been blocked, and even unblock them. You can also filter the chat to avoid profanity, sexual content, and so on.

Was this article able to show you what you need to do to block someone on Twitch? If so, take a look at our related articles where you can learn a lot more cool stuff.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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