How to Block Someone on Twitch in 3 Steps

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How to Block Someone on Twitch in 3 Steps

Key Points

  • Blocking someone on Twitch is easy and can be done through the mobile app, chat box, ModView, or even on a channel you don’t moderate.
  • To block someone on the Twitch mobile app, search for the user, tap the menu icon on their profile, and select the block option.
  • In the chat box, you can block someone by typing “/block” followed by their username.
  • Twitch allows you to block specific words or terms from appearing in your chat to keep it clean and moderated.

Blocking someone on Twitch is easy, and there’s no shame in using the feature liberally. Your Twitch streams should be a place of solace for like-minded individuals who want to enjoy some content together without drama.

It’s no secret that sometimes we meet the bottom of the internet barrel — people who just want to troll or harass us. Other times, we have to block someone to avoid getting banned, which is often the case with Twitch. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to block someone, we’ll teach you how to do it in the following sections.

How to Block Someone on the Twitch Mobile App

If you’re streaming on Twitch, sometimes it’s easier to curate your followers from your mobile device. You can keep your game, Twitch, and OBS running on your screen while you block someone on the mobile app.

If you have the Twitch mobile app, follow these steps to block someone:

Step 1: Search for the User

Naturally, we’ll need to find the offensive user before we can block them. Launch the Twitch app on your mobile device and sign into your account if you haven’t already.

Then, tap the Magnifying glass icon in the bottom right. Type the offender’s username, and hit enter on your keyboard.

Twitch Mobile Menu button.
The Search button can be used for finding Twitch accounts.

Step 2: Tap the Menu Icon

The offending person’s profile will appear on your screen. You’ll see a menu icon in the top right corner of the screen. Tap that.

Twitch mobile menu button
The menu button on the Twitch mobile app is in the top right corner.

Step 3: Tap the Block Option

Finally, you’ll see the Block [Username] option. Tap that and confirm that you no longer want to interact with this individual.

Note: The buttons may appear different for Android users than for iOS users, which we used in the screenshots, but the instructions are the same.

Twitch mobile block button.
The Block button on Twitch for the mobile app will appear in a pop-up window.

How to Block Someone on Twitch in the Chat

If you prefer to use Twitch.tv, you can block users in the chat box. Fortunately, this is super easy and effective. The only thing you’ll need is the offender’s Twitch username and a simple command. Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Click the Chat Box

Click inside the chat box on the far right side of your screen.

Twitch desktop chatbox.
The chat box on Twitch is on the lower right side.

Step 2: Type /Block

To start the blocking command, simply type /block. The /block Username box will appear just above the chat box. Click that.

Twitch block command
The beginning of the /block Twitch command is typed into the chatbox.

Step 3: Type the Username

Finally, input the misbehaving individual’s username and click enter on your keyboard. Now, the user is gone. They can’t bother you anymore, so it’s time to return to having fun with your friends and enjoying the stream.

Block someone on Twitch username
Type the person’s Twitch username in the chatbox to complete the block process.

How to Block Someone on Twitch Using ModView

If you’re fortunate to have had the title Twitch Mod bestowed upon you, ModView is a must! While the instructions for blocking someone on ModView are the same for everyone else on Twitch, it’s also a good idea to learn how to block on that website.

ModView allows you to block users, even if they have blocked you, and moderate other aspects of the channel. If you’re a mod or streamer, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open ModView

First, launch ModView and log into your Twitch account. Then, select the channel you want to moderate. If you are already in a channel you moderate, you can also click on the sword icon at the bottom right of the chat panel.

Twitch modview homescreen.
The Twitch ModView page will show you all of the channels you moderate.

Step 2: Type /Block

Like the steps above, click inside the chat box and type /block. A pop-up will appear just above the text. Click that pop-up.

Block command Twitch modview
The /block command goes in the chatbox at the bottom right of your screen.

Step 3: Type the Username

Finally, tap the offending person’s username. Then, hit enter on your keyboard to submit the command. Now, the individual is blocked.

Twitch block username
Type the username in the Twitch chat box to complete the command.

How to Block Someone on Twitch on a Channel You Don’t Moderate

Sometimes, annoying people infiltrate chats, and the channel’s moderators aren’t doing anything. If you find yourself in that situation, you can still block people in others’ chats. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Click the Name

First, click the user’s name in the chatbox.

Username in Twitch chatbox.
Usernames appear in the Twitch menu on the right.

Step 2: Click the Three-Dot Icon

A small menu will appear. Click the three-dot icon in the chat window.

User chat menu Twitch.
The in-chat menu button for blocking and reporting Twitch users is three dots.

Step 3: Select Block [Username]

Finally, click the option to block that user.

Block Button on Twitch
The Block button appears in the menu on the right-hand side.

How to Block Words on Twitch

Perhaps you don’t want to block your Twitch viewers, but you still want to keep your chat clean. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to moderate your Twitch channel, and one of those ways is to block terms. If someone types something you don’t like, Twitch will automatically block it from going through in the chat.

Here’s how to block words on Twitch:

Step 1: Go to ModView

Similar to the steps above, go to the Twitch ModView page or click on the sword icon in the chat panel.

Note: You can only block terms on Twitch if you’re a moderator or content creator.

Twitch ModView home screen.
Go to the Twitch ModView page and select the channel you want to moderate.

Step 2: Click Blocked Terms

Next, click Blocked Terms in the right corner.

Twitch blcoked terms modview
The Blocked Terms menu in ModView appears in the three-dot menu.

Step 3: Input Terms

Now, input the terms you want to block on your Twitch channel. Whenever someone tries to use one of your blocked terms, Twitch will suppress it without blocking the person.

Add blocked terms Twitch
Add blocked terms in Twitch ModView by typing the words in the Blocked Terms text box.

All About Blocking Someone on Twitch

Nearly every social media and communications platform has a blocking feature. As a matter of fact, it’s a required feature for apps supported in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store — the ability to control who can interact with you and who can see you.

Twitch is no different from most other platforms, except you get a few extra moderation options. Blocking someone on Twitch can be done using several methods. From using commands to ModView, you should have no trouble keeping troublesome people out of your sacred online space.

When you block someone on Twitch, they can’t send you Whispers or comment in your chats. They also can’t see your live streams. If you block another Twitch user on someone else’s channel, you won’t see their messages, and they won’t see yours.

Task Complete

Hopefully, you won’t need to use this feature often. However, it definitely comes in handy when someone is bothering, harassing, or disrespecting you. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to block people, and it’s an effective way to make your Twitch experience more enjoyable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I block users on Twitch who blocked me?

Yes, but only in ModView. If it isn’t your channel, you can’t block a user if they already blocked you.

How do I block someone on Twitch if I'm a mod?

Some Twitch users try to bypass moderators by blocking them. Fortunately, you can still block or ban them in ModView using the instructions above.

How do I see who I have blocked on Twitch?

You can see all the people you blocked by clicking on your profile icon and clicking Settings. Then, click the Security and Privacy setting. Click Blocked Users and review the list.

How do I unblock someone on Twitch?

You can unblock people on Twitch in the Security and Privacy settings on your account. Click the profile icon and Settings. Then, click the Security and Privacy tab. Finally, click Blocked Users and unblock the people you want to interact with again.

Can I turn off Whispers on Twitch?

Yes! You can keep anyone you aren’t following from sending you Whispers in your account settings. Go to the Security and Privacy tab and disable Whispers from strangers.

Will Twitch let people know that I blocked them?

No. The offender won’t receive any notifications, and Twitch won’t tell them. However, the user can still figure out that you have blocked them if they go looking. If the user goes to your profile and tries to click the Follow button, it will be greyed out. Assuming they know why the button is greyed out, they’ll soon realize that you blocked them.

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