How to Block Someone on TikTok: Step-by-Step Guide [2024]

Updated on April 2, 2024

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Published March 8, 2024

How to Block Someone on TikTok: Step-by-Step Guide [2024]
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Navigating TikTok audiences and follower relationships can be tricky.

After all, some followers can get annoying, rude, and even invade your clients’ privacy.

In fact, survey data shows that 19% of users say they had been attacked on TikTok (2022).

That’s why you need to learn how to block someone on TikTok.

By learning how to block certain users, managing your clients’ TikTok accounts becomes so much more efficient.

So, how do you block someone on TikTok?

Read the easy-to-follow steps and practical tips from this complete guide. 

Table of contents

What you will learn

  • Reasons to block someone on TikTok
  • Ways to block someone on TikTok
  • Bonus TikTok Tips: How to handle inappropriate behavior from other users
  • What to consider before blocking someone on TikTok
  • Manage TikTok accounts like a boss with Vista Social
  • Additional resources
  • FAQs on How to block someone on TikTok
  • Block someone on TikTok with ease

Reasons to block someone on TikTok

Blocking another TikTok user isn’t about judging the other person but preserving your clients’ peace of mind and online safety.

Below are several reasons why you might want or need to hit that block user button on TikTok for your clients. 

1. Filter negative comments and vibes

TikTok is generally a center for creativity but not all users get with the program.

Some creators can leave hurtful or negative comments on your videos, raining on your client’s parade.

While you can delete your clients’ TikTok videos or remove the hateful comments, it’s better to block the users to keep them from coming back.

[Must read: How to Find Deleted TikTok Videos | Step-By-Step Guide [2024]]

Blocking a disruptive commenter or troll tunes out their negative comments, keeping the positive vibes in your clients’ feeds and profiles.

Remember, maintaining relationships with followers and potential customers requires a positive and safe environment—including your clients’ comments section.

You don’t want a few bad seeds to ruin those relationships.

Consider this quote from Seth Godin, Founder and CEO of Do You Zoom

“Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they’d like to go.”

2. Keep out unwanted attention

Your clients’ TikTok accounts can attract unwanted attention from a wide community of users who send unsolicited messages and spam their comments section—violating the platform’s Community Guidelines.

Blocking these users helps keep your clients’ peace and, sometimes, safety on TikTok.

It allows your clients to take control of their space where they can be peaceful and safe.

3. Manage privacy

Blocking your clients can be the best option if they don’t want someone to watch their content or avoid sharing specific posts, such as TikTok quotes, with certain users.

Doing so helps your clients control and maintain their privacy and avoid unwanted interactions.

TikTok users who invade other users’ privacy violate the Community Guidelines, which can get their accounts banned.

[Must read: How to Get Unbanned on TikTok: Steps, Tips, FAQs [2024]] 

4. Curate the TikTok feed

Your clients may not want to see another user’s TikTok content, whether they are trending videos or not.

Blocking the TikTok users removes their content from your clients’ For You Pages (FYPs), giving them more control over the content they want to see.

[Must read: TikTok Trending Videos Agencies Can Learn From]

Ways to block someone on TikTok

There are several methods to block TikTok users, including the following ways.

How to block someone on TikTok using a desktop

Block another TikTok user from a desktop with the following steps.

Step 1: Go to the TikTok website

Open the TikTok website on your desktop browser and log into your client’s account.

Step 2: Find the user profile

Enter the username in the search box and go to their profile page.

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Click the username in the results to go to the user’s profile.

Step 3: Block the user

On the user’s profile page, hover your mouse over the three dots on the top right side of the username.

Click Block.

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Step 4: Confirm the block

Select Block on the popup window to confirm it.

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What happens when you block someone on TikTok?

The blocked users can no longer send messages, find your clients’ profiles, or view your videos.

However, blocked users can still see multi-host live streams your clients host, duets other creators posted with your clients, and group chats where your clients and the user participate.

Blocked users won’t know they’ve been blocked.

Keeping your clients’ feeds and comments sections free from hateful and negative vibes helps them build stronger relationships with followers and potential customers.

It can clear the path for them to get more opportunities to monetize their TikTok content.

[Must read: TikTok Creator Fund: FAQs, Step-By-Step Guide, Tips]

How to block someone on TikTok using a mobile device

Blocking a TikTok user on your smartphone is incredibly easy with the tutorial below.

Step 1: Launch the TikTok mobile app

The steps are pretty similar on an Android or iPhone device.

Open the TikTok app with your smartphone and sign in using your client’s login credentials.

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Step 2: Find the TikTok account

Tap the search icon on the top-right corner of your screen and enter the username of the TikTok user your client wants to block.

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You can also sort through your client’s FYP to find the user if you don’t know their username.

Step 3: Block the account

Tap the username in the results and go to the user’s TikTok profile.

Select the Share icon at the top right corner and tap the Block option.

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Tap Block to confirm it. The user will no longer be able to interact with your client’s TikTok account.

To unblock someone on TikTok, simply follow the same steps, find the user in the blocked list, and select the Unblock option.

How to block multiple users on TikTok

You can block people on TikTok in bulk without going to each user’s profile.

Follow the steps below to bulk-block other users:

  • Tap and hold the comment from a TikTok account your client wants to block. Another option is to tap the pencil icon in the upper left corner. 
  • Select Manage multiple comments. This option lets you select multiple comments from potential scammers or users who post hate comments. You can select up to 100 comments.
  • Tap More, then Block accounts.
  • Confirm the block, and you’re all set.

You can also report an account on TikTok, especially if the user creates an unsafe environment for your clients and their followers.

Like many social media platforms, TikTok can be a double-edged sword.

American businessman and the Chairman and CEO of the Hamister Group, Mark Hamister, nailed this when he said…

“Social media can be a blessing or a curse.”

…highlighting the need to take extra precautions (blocking users) to protect your clients from stressful, negative, and unsafe interactions.

Bonus TikTok Tips: How to handle inappropriate behavior from other users

Unfortunately, dealing with inappropriate behavior and interactions from other users is part of being on TikTok.

Here are some ways to help your clients handle these tricky situations. 

  • Act quickly. When you spot something inappropriate lurking in your clients’ DMs or people leaving an unruly comments section, don’t wait around. Act swiftly to address the issue and keep it from escalating. 
  • Keep your cool. We completely understand that inappropriate comments, messages, and interactions can be frustrating. But keep your cool and respond calmly. Doing so helps keep you from saying something you might regret and it shows that you (or rather your clients) are in control. 
  • Set clear boundaries. Make it super clear to audiences what behavior and comments are unacceptable on your clients’ TikTok videos and messages. You can create a community guideline and remind them of the platform’s own Community Guidelines. You can also pin a comment outlining the big no-nos in your clients’ comments sections on TikTok. 
  • Educate your audience. Sometimes, people cross the line because they don’t know any better. And yes, people shouldn’t use that as an excuse to say rude or inappropriate things, but you and your clients can always rise above. Consider taking the high road and using the opportunity to educate followers about appropriate behavior and its importance on your clients’ feeds. 
  • Document everything. Document inappropriate behavior and rude comments or messages, especially when they involve harassment and threats. This way, you’ll have proof if the situation escalates and if you need to report the user. Also, take screenshots or videos as evidence.  
  • Don’t engage in arguments. No matter how tempting and justified it feels to argue with rude commenters, resist the urge. Arguing publicly won’t look good for your clients, and it will only draw negative attention. 
  • Maintain a positive environment for your clients’ TikTok community. Let followers know of your client’s commitment to maintaining a safe and respectful space for everyone. You can also encourage other users to report inappropriate interactions or content they find in your client’s content and across TikTok. 
  • Reach out to the offender privately. In some cases, a private conversation with a rude or misbehaving commenter or TikTok user can be more effective than a public confrontation in resolving an issue. Contact the individual politely, but be firm in addressing their inappropriate behavior. 
  • Seek help when necessary. If your clients are dealing with serious threats and harassment, get help from TikTok’s Moderation Team. You can also seek legal counsel or contact the authorities if you feel like your clients may be in danger.  

What to consider before blocking someone on TikTok

Consider the following before hitting the Block button on TikTok. 

  • Impact on your clients’ audiences. Before blocking another user, consider the interests of your clients’ audiences. Will blocking the user to remove negativity improve the audience’s experience, or could it alienate some followers? Think about how blocking the user can impact your clients’ followers. 
  • Determine your reason for blocking. While blocking another TikTok user can be necessary sometimes, it’s not always the best approach. So, determine your reason for blocking first, whether it’s because of inappropriate comments, spammy content, an annoying presence, etc. Knowing the reason for blocking someone helps you determine if it’s the right move. 
  • Company image. How your clients handle unwanted interactions and conflicts reflects on their brands’ image. So even if the best move is to block someone, ensure that doing so aligns with your clients’ values. 
  • Engagement vs disengagement. Blocking a TikTok user’s account means completely cutting off engagement with them. Consider whether there are opportunities to have constructive dialog with the user before deciding that disengagement is the best option for your clients. Remember to be professional and respectful even if the other user responds rudely. 
  • Legal considerations. Blocking a TikTok user may not be enough, especially in extreme cases of threats and harassment. Understand the legal implications of these situations and take proper action when necessary. 
  • Consider alternative options. Is blocking the other person your clients’ only solution, or can you take other steps before blocking the user for good? If it’s not a matter of privacy, harassment, or extreme cases, consider muting or restricting the TikTok user first. You can also try reaching out to the person privately to resolve a potential issue that’s leading the user to leave negative or unsolicited comments and messages to your clients.

Manage TikTok accounts like a boss with Vista Social

Managing your clients’ TikTok accounts, content, audience engagement, and more takes a lot of time and work.

Vista Social provides a solution with robust Social Media Management (SMM) features, including the following.

  • A unified Social Inbox for efficient viewer and audience engagement management.

[Must read: Can You See Who Views Your TikTok Profile and Videos? How?]

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  • A Publisher that lets you create and schedule your clients’ individual or multiple TikTok posts in one go.
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  • A ChatGPT-powered AI Assistant that generates captions, descriptions, and taglines for your clients’ posts instantly based on your prompts. 
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  • A link in bio tool that comes with customizable landing pages for your clients’ brands, products, and services called Vista Page.
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Other nifty Vista Social features include:

  • A Content Calendar containing your published, scheduled, drafted posts and approval workflows
  • AI-powered username and hashtag generators that can give you new handles and viral TikTok hashtags in seconds
  • Reporting and analytics insights
  • Visual TikTok Planner

[Must read: TikTok Drafts: How to Edit, Post, Save, and Delete Drafts]

Additional resources

Get more TikTok profile management and marketing tips by reading these articles. 

FAQs on How to block someone on TikTok

Check out these frequently asked questions about blocking other TikTok users. 

Can you block TikTok users without them knowing?

Users you block on TikTok won’t receive notifications that they’ve been blocked. 

However, if the user goes to your client’s profile and can no longer see your posts and other content, they’ll figure out that they’ve been blocked. 

Why can’t I block a user on TikTok?

Technical issues or glitches in the app can cause it to malfunction or cause the three-dot icon, where you can find the block user option, to disappear.

When this happens, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Restart your mobile device or desktop. 
  • Clear the TikTok app’s cache.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the TikTok app
  • Update your TikTok app to get the latest bug fixes and features

If all else fails, consider going to the TikTok Help Center and reporting the problem.

Is there a block list on TikTok?


You can view all the accounts that are blocked from your clients’ accounts within the Settings and Privacy menu in the app. 

Then, go to Privacy and Blocked accounts to see all the blocked TikTok users.

Block someone on TikTok with ease

Blocking other TikTok users can be necessary to protect your clients’ privacy and peace.

The process is pretty straightforward with the steps and tips outlined in this guide.

Also, remember to streamline and supercharge managing your clients’ TikTok and other social media profiles, content, and audience interactions with Vista Social. 
Create your Vista Social account to explore more of the platform’s sophisticated SMM features.

About the Author

Content Writer

Jimmy Rodela is a social media and content marketing consultant with over 9 years of experience, with work appearing on sites such as, Yahoo, SEMRush, and SearchEnginePeople. He specializes in social media, content marketing, SaaS, small business strategy, marketing automation, and content development.

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