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How to Block Someone and Regain Your Peace of Mind on Discord

Discord is an incredible platform that allows us to connect with friends, communities, and people who share our interests. But sometimes, things can go sour with certain individuals, and you may feel the need to block them.

Blocking someone on Discord gives you control over your experience. It prevents the person from directly interacting with you in any way — they can‘t message you, ping you, see your status, or join any servers you own or moderate.

In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through the straightforward process of blocking users on both desktop and mobile Discord. By the end, you‘ll have the knowledge to block anyone with just a few clicks and take back command of your online space.

Why You Might Want to Block Someone on Discord

There are a variety of reasons why blocking can be useful on Discord:

  • The person is harassing you or making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe
  • You had an argument and want to cool off the friendship
  • Their behavior is disruptive in servers you manage
  • They are spamming you with unwanted messages/pings
  • You went through a breakup and need distance
  • Their content shows up too much in shared servers and distracts you
  • You just want to take a general break from interacting with them

The great thing about Discord is that you can block someone for any reason at all — or even no specific reason. It‘s up to you to curate the type of environment you want.

What Happens When You Block Someone on Discord

Blocking might seem like an extreme step, but in reality, it just removes someone‘s ability to directly interact with you. It does not ban or report them in any way.

Specifically, here is what changes when you block another user on Discord:

  • They can no longer send you direct messages or ping you
  • Any messages they send you will be automatically deleted
  • You won‘t see any of their messages in shared servers
  • They can‘t join any servers that you own or moderate
  • They won‘t be able to view your online status or full profile

The blocked person will still share servers with you and be able to see that you‘re in them. They‘ll also still see your profile picture and username. So blocking is not a true block from all sight in Discord.

Step-by-Step: How to Block Someone on Discord Desktop

Blocking on desktop Discord only takes a moment once you know the steps:

1. Open Your Friends List

Click on the Discord logo in the top left corner, then select the "Friends" icon.

Discord desktop friends list

2. Locate the Person You Want to Block

Scroll to find their name in your friends list. If they aren‘t on your friends list, go to a shared server and locate their name there.

Block button on Discord desktop

3. Click the Block Button Near Their Name

A block button with a cancel symbol will appear near their profile picture. Click it to officially block them.

That‘s all you need to do! This user can now no longer directly interact with you on Discord.

Step-by-Step: Blocking on Discord Mobile

The process looks a little different on mobile but follows the same general principles:

1. Open Your Friends List

Tap the "Add Friend" icon at the bottom to view friends. If already on friends, select "View All."

Discord friends list on mobile

2. Tap the User You Want to Block

Tap their name to open their profile and see the "More Options" 3-dot menu.

More options menu on Discord mobile

3. Choose Block from the Menu

This removes all abilities for them to interact directly with you.

Block option on Discord mobile

And you‘re done! They are now blocked on your mobile Discord app.

Unblocking Someone on Discord

If you eventually want to reverse a block, it only takes a second:

  • On desktop, go to User Settings > Privacy & Safety > Blocked Users
  • On mobile, go to User Settings > Privacy & Safety > Blocked Users

Tap the "Unblock" button next to their name and they‘ll regain access to interact with you.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, blocking someone on Discord is quick and straightforward on both desktop and mobile versions. Remember—you are in control of your experience.

Don‘t hesitate to block users who are making you uncomfortable or negatively impacting your enjoyment of the platform. Discord has fantastic communities to explore, but occasionally, limiting contact with certain individuals is the right call.

The Key Takeaways:

  • Blocking stops someone from directly interacting with you on Discord
  • You can block friends or non-friends, with a couple clicks
  • Go to the user‘s profile and select "Block" on desktop and mobile
  • Reasons for blocking range from feelings of harassment to just needing space
  • Blocking is reversible if you later change your mind

Here‘s hoping this guide gave you the knowledge to block disruptive individuals and reclaim your peace of mind on the platform. Happy and safe Discord chatting!