How To Block Someone On TikTok

It is not impossible for TikTok to be abused. Several criminal charges have been filed regarding the abuse of underage users. There will always be criminal minds trying to take advantage of an otherwise well-meaning social network.

Bullying online can be heartbreaking, even though it’s usually not criminal. So don’t hesitate to block and report a user who’s been bothering you. Find out how to do it by reading on.

Blocking People on TikTok

As with most other social networks, blocking or reporting a user on TikTok is pretty straightforward. In spite of that, it pays to take a closer look at what needs to be done.

Step 1

Find the person you want to block in the app and launch it. You don’t have to follow the person to initiate the block.

You can select the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen once you see a post by that person.

Step 2

When you do that, a pop-up window appears with more options. You can block different sharing options by tapping the “Block” button below them.

Here you can also report a user. When you click on the “Report” button, TikTok will take you to the “Select a reason” screen. The menus are intuitive and user-friendly, so reporting someone shouldn’t take you more than a minute.

Important Notes

Via a small notification, TikTok informs you that the report has been sent. You may not receive any feedback after your request is processed by the platform, however. Something like an email informing you that the person who impersonates you has been banned. In the comments section below, please share any experiences you have had with this.

In contrast, the user is immediately blocked, and their profile content is deleted. You won’t see posts from that user in your feed if the platform logs your preferences. Additionally, you can manage your blocks.

How to Manage Blocked Users on TikTok

At the bottom right of the screen, tap the ‘Profile’ icon to see who you’ve blocked and perhaps undo it. To access the ‘More’ menu, hit the three horizontal lines.

In the next window, click “Privacy” under the Account tab. You can block accounts by tapping “Block accounts”. Click on the “Unblock” button if the person no longer deserves to be there.

Therefore, the “Privacy” window is more than just a list of blocked users. You can keep your profile safe from hate speech, online bullies, and downright digital criminals by following these tips.

Tweaking TikTok Safety Features

Under the “Privacy” window, you will find the Safety options and menus. The steps to get there have already been described to you, so we won’t repeat them.

In any case, there are seven different ways to filter the content you get, and others can see it. There is a menu for restricting comments on your posts and preventing others from Dueting with you. Both features are set to Everyone by default, but you can change them to Friends or disable them.

TikTok reactions work the same way, but the cool thing is that you can restrict who can message you to just your friends. Messages should be disabled from the start, and you can also turn them off entirely.

Video likes can be shared, comment filters can be set, and videos can be downloaded. Comments that are offensive or spammy are automatically filtered, but this feature can be disabled. Additionally, you can filter comments based on specific keywords.

These features are quite useful for your child’s TikTok account, as well as for marketing and promotion.

Other Things You Can Report

In addition to safety features, you can also block or report individual comments, videos, and chat messages.

In the video preview window, tap the chatbox on the right to report a comment. You can report a comment by swiping it and tapping and holding it. You hit “Report,” and explain the reason for the report when a pop-up window appears. Tap the arrow icon at the bottom right of the screen and choose “Report” if you want to report the video.

The process of reporting individual chat messages is similar to blocking/reporting users. When you’re inside the chat, click the three vertical dots, then select Report or Block. Don’t hesitate to do both if the user is really rude.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will TikTok notify the user if I block them?

Not at all. You don’t notify or indicate to the other person that you’ve blocked them on TikTok. The only thing they will notice is that they can no longer message you and can no longer view your content.

In order to unblock the user at a later date, you will have to tap the ‘Follow’ button again on their profile. It’s a pretty good indication that something isn’t right and you should be prepared to answer questions.

Final TikTok Block

Social networks like TikTok are here to stay, and there will always be people who abuse them. It’s therefore important to keep things as private and fun as possible when using the platform.

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