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What Happens When I Block Someone on Twitter

What Happens When I Block Someone on Twitter

Twitter is one of the most used social networks. It will give you immediate access to important news, public opinion trends and maintain a direct interaction with public figures, just by knowing their username! The downside to that freedom also means that anyone who knows your username, regardless of whether you follow them or not, can contact you directly. This form of contact, when frequent, can be very irritating for some people. This may makes us consider the possibility of blocking these annoying users. But what happens if you block someone on Twitter? In this oneHOWTO article we will explain in detail.

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The first thing to keep in mind is that Twitter's policy on blocking is transparent. In simpler words, what we mean to say is that when you block a user they will not receive a notification you have done so, but if that person tries to enter your profile to see your Tweets the user will be informed that he or she is blocked with a notice that states that they can no longer follow or see your tweets.

So, if a user wants to know if you have blocked them on Twitter they will have to click on your profile,which does not always happen. This means that many times, a person won't know that a certain user has blocked them.

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When you block someone on Twitter what will happen is:

  • That person will automatically stop being your follower, so their account will no longer appear in your contacts.
  • Furthermore, you also stop being their follower, avoiding any contact between you.
  • If that person is in one of your lists he or she will automatically be deleted from it.
  • In addition the user will also be unable to re-tweet any of your posts.
  • If the user were to suspect that he or she is no longer following you and tries to follow you again by going to your profile they will know that they have been blocked.
  • If the person you have blocked mentions you, then you will not be able to see the mention.
  • If a person you follow RTs the person you have blocked, this specific tweet will be visible.
  • If you decide to follow the person again, and the person hasn't blocked you, the person will be able to follow you as you will have stopped the block by doing so.
  • The blocked person will not be able to find any of your tweets through the Twitter search engine.
  • The blocked person will not be able to tag you on any pictures he or she posts.
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But the big question when you block someone on Twitter is: can this person continue reading my tweets? The answer is simple: As long as this person is connected to twitter with the account you blocked, he or she will not see any of your posts.

However, if the person closes his or her twitter session and decides to google your Twitter username, this will give them access to your timeline data without any problems. So, generally speaking, to know if a person whom you have blocked still see your tweets, we can assure you the answer is yes, it is still possible for anyone to view your tweets, they just won't be able to interact with you in any way through their account.

The only case in which this would not be possible, is if you had a private profile on Twitter. If you make your Twitter account private, only your followers can see what you tweet. So if you really don't want somebody to read one of your tweets, the only way to be 100% sure is to delete your tweets or even your Twitter account.

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Of course, if the person decides to create another Twitter account, such person will be able to follow you once again. If this person is harassing you through Twitter or any other form of social media, the best thing to do is to report each of the accounts to Twitter and, if the person won't stop, report the police, as harassment on the Internet is punishable in most countries.

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Now you know what happens if you block a user on Twitter, you can choose to do this to stop unwanted contact with a user. Just bear in mind that they will still be able to view your tweets if they really want to, unless you set your profile to private.

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