How to block someone on Reddit that is being a troll, placing hate comments or abusive language? Without any doubt, Reddit is one of the leading social media platforms, with 430 million active users per month. Like all the other platforms, Reddit users face trolls, hate comments and abusive language.
Back in 2016, Reddit introduced its block function. It controls online trolls, bullying, and harassment. Users have the ability to block all communications with other users on the platform, that they want no further contact with.
How to block a user on Reddit
Follow these 3 easy steps to learn how to block someone on Reddit (PC):
Step 1. Go to the profile of the user you want to block
There are multiple ways you can view someone’s profile. For example, you can view someone’s profile from your messages or from a comment on a random Reddit post. This last example can be seen in the picture underneath.
Step 2. Click on “More Options”
Look for the “More Options” option on the right side of the screen. Click on “More Options” and there will be a appearing.
Step 3. Click “Block User”
The final step is simply clicking on “Block User” in the dropdown menu. This will block the user.
You now know how to block someone on Reddit! To learn how to unblock on Reddit, keep reading.
If you are facing harassment via comments on your post, you will find the “Block User” option beneath their message as well.
If you want to know how to block someone on Reddit via the Mobile Reddit app, watch this video from Marcus Stone.
How to unblock someone on Reddit
Now that you know how to block someone on Reddit you should also know how to unblock someone on Reddit. Follow these easy steps to unblock someone on Reddit (PC):
Step 1. Go to “User Settings”
Go to the top-right corner and click. This will cause a dropdown menu to appear. Search for “User Settings” and click on it. This will bring you to the next step.
Step 2. Click Safety & Privacy
Click on Safety & Privacy. This will bring you to the next step.
Step 3. Click on “REMOVE”
Under “People You’ve Blocked”, you will find all the users that you have blocked. Search the user you want to unblock and click on “REMOVE”.
You now know how to block and unblock someone on Reddit (PC)!
Want to know how to unblock someone in the Reddit Mobile app? Take a look at this video by Top Advice Online!
What happens when you block someone on Reddit?
You can block anyone you want, but by blocking them, that user can still see your post and can continue commenting. Only you won’t be able to see their messages or comments anymore. That is why people call it the “mute” option and not the “block” option.
We hope that you have learned how to block someone on Reddit!
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