Have you ever gone to pay someone on Cash App only to find that the payment won‘t go through? Chances are they‘ve blocked you if you can no longer view their profile or send them money. But don‘t worry – you can unblock users on Cash App with just a few taps.
In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through the quick 4-step process to unblock someone on Cash App using simple, easy-to-follow instructions. I‘ll also cover why blocking happens in the first place, how to re-add unblocked users, and some best practices around blocking to avoid issues down the road.
Whether you accidentally blocked a friend or want to undo a block on someone, this guide has you covered. Let‘s get started unblocking fellow Cash App users:
A Quick Primer on Blocking Users on Cash App
Before we dive into the "how", let‘s look at the "why" behind blocking in the first place.
Cash App introduced the blocking feature to give users more control over their account. According to Cash App‘s website, blocking prevents the blocked user from:
- Sending you payments or requests
- Viewing your profile or activity
- Sending you messages through the app
The main reasons people block others on Cash App include:
- Security: Blocking suspicious users or scammers you don‘t trust
- Privacy: Preventing unwanted people from viewing your transactions
- Organization: Cleaning up your activity feed from irrelevant contacts
According to 2021 data from Apptopia, Cash App has amassed over 40 million monthly active users in the US and UK. With that many users, blocking has become a go-to tool to manage privacy and avoid fraud.
Now that you know why blocking happens, let‘s get that someone special unblocked from your account.
Step 1: Open Your Cash App
The first step is simple – open up the Cash App app on your mobile device!
If you haven‘t downloaded the app yet, you can install Cash App for free from the App Store on your iPhone or the Google Play Store on Android.
Once downloaded, log into your Cash App account with your username and password.
If you don‘t have an existing account, you‘ll need to sign up first before unblocking anyone.
Here‘s what the Cash App login screen looks like:
This grants you access to all of Cash App‘s features, including the ability to view blocked users and unblock them.
Step 2: Head to Your Activity Feed
Once you‘re logged in, it‘s time to head to your Activity Feed where you can view your transaction history and access blocked user profiles.
On the bottom menu bar, tap on the clock icon labeled "Activity".
This will pull up your activity feed showing recent transactions.
Here‘s what the activity feed looks like:
Now you can scroll through your activity feed to find the blocked user you want to unblock.
Step 3: Select the Blocked User
This next part is important – you need to find and select the correct user to unblock.
Scroll through your activity feed and look for the user‘s profile picture or unique $cashtag nickname.
Tap on their profile to open up the details screen.
For example, if you want to unblock your friend @Johnny, tap on their profile pic or $johnnytag nickname in your feed.
This will open up @Johnny‘s profile page where you can now unblock them.
Step 4: Tap "Unblock"
You‘re almost there! The last step is to actually unblock the user.
On the user‘s profile screen, scroll all the way down and look for the blue "Unblock" button.
Tap on "Unblock" to remove the block on that user.
The user is now successfully unblocked! You‘ll be able to send money, view their profile, and message them through Cash App again.
And that‘s it – just 4 quick steps to unblock someone on Cash App! Let‘s look at what happens after you unblock someone.
What Happens When You Unblock a User?
When you unblock someone on Cash App, it essentially reverses the effects of blocking:
You‘ll be able to view their profile and activity again.
They can send you payments and payment requests without issues.
Messaging between you becomes possible again.
Your historical transactions with them will be visible to both parties.
However, unblocking does not automatically add them back as a contact or friend. You‘ll need to re-add them manually if you want them back in your main contacts list. Re-adding lets you quickly access their profile.
How To Re-Add an Unblocked User
Follow these steps to send a friend request and re-add someone after unblocking them:
Tap the profile icon in the top right corner.
Select "Invite Friends, Get $5" below your name.
Enter the user‘s name, email, or phone number you just unblocked.
Tap the "Invite" button next to their profile once located.
Cash App will generate a referral code for you to send them. Customize the message and hit send.
Once they accept your invite, they‘ll be back in your main contacts list for quick access when sending money or messaging.
Best Practices for Blocking Users
Now that you know how to reverse a block, let‘s go over some tips to avoid misusing blocking:
Don‘t block users for petty reasons. Only block truly suspicious, abusive or scamming users.
Communicate outside the app first. Let the user know why you plan to block them and give them a chance to respond.
Double check before blocking. Ensure the user has actually violated Cash App terms before blocking as it‘s irreversible.
Report serious issues. If a user is severely harassing you or involved in illegal activity, report them to Cash App in addition to blocking.
Don‘t repeatedly block/unblock someone. This can be perceived as harassment and get your account banned.
Check your block settings occasionally. Make sure you haven‘t accidentally blocked important contacts.
Exercising good judgment when blocking users goes a long way in preventing problems down the road!
When To Contact Cash App Support
In some cases, you may need to reach out directly to Cash App‘s support team for help with blocking. Here are some examples:
You can‘t unblock someone due to technical issues
An account restriction is preventing you from managing blocked users
Suspicious activity from a blocked user requires investigation
You feel your block/unblock privileges were revoked unfairly
Any other issues related to managing blocked users
Reach out to a Cash App customer support rep by tapping the profile icon > Support > New Support Request. The team is generally responsive and should help resolve any blocking-related issues not fixable on your own.
That covers everything you need to know about unblocking people on Cash App. Here are the key takeaways:
Tap the Activity tab to find blocked users in your transaction feed.
Select the user profile, then scroll down and tap "Unblock".
Re-add unblocked users manually if you want to resume contact.
Avoid misusing blocks and communicate outside the app first.
Contact support if you run into trouble unblocking someone.
And there you have it – a complete guide to reversing blocks and restoring communication with fellow Cash App users. Whether you accidentally blocked your favorite seller or want to give a blocked scammer a second chance, just follow these simple steps to get them unblocked in no time.
Thanks for reading – now you can get back to sending money and chatting with the special people in your Cash App financial life!