How to Block Someone on Reddit in 3 Easy Steps

May 30, 2019

The good news: In 2016, Reddit introduced a block function to its users. The bad news: It’s not really a block feature, but rather a mute feature.

In this article, we’ll break down how to block someone on Reddit after explaining exactly what blocking them entails.

How to block someone on Reddit

Reddit does not allow its users to block people who have not interacted directly with them. This means that unless the user you want to block has messaged you or interacted with one of your posts, you cannot block them.

In short, while you can’t stop blocked users from seeing you, you won’t have to see any more of them. Also note that if you are an Admin or Mod of a subreddit, you will still see blocked users’ posts within that subreddit. Any posts outside of that will be hidden from your view.

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Now, follow these three easy steps to block a user on Reddit.

Step 1: Go to your messages

If you’re not logged into your Reddit account, go to and click “log in” at the top right corner of your browser window. Enter your username and password, then click “sign in.”

Click the small envelope icon in the top right corner of the screen to go to your messages.

envelope icon reddit


Step 2: Find an interaction from the user you want to block

Remember, you can only block people who have interacted with you. Scroll through your messages until you find one from the person you want to block.

Step 3: Click “block user” under their interaction

Click on the words “block user” beneath the message. More text that says “Are you sure?” will pop up with the option for you to click “yes” or “no.”

block user reddit

Clicking “yes” will block the user, making the message and all other interactions you’ve had with them, in your private inbox or elsewhere, instantly invisible to you. block confirmation reddit

Out of sight, out of mind

Now you’re free to browse Reddit without having to see any posts from the user you just blocked, and they are none the wiser. Happy posting!

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