To block a Twitter account on the web:
Blocking from a Tweet:Click the "Down Arrow Icon" located at the top of a Tweet from the account you wish to block.Click Block, and then select Block to confirm.
Blocking from a profile:Go to the profile page of the account you wish to block.Click the "More" Icon (3 vertical dots) on their profile page.Select Block from the menu.Click Block to confirm.
To block an account on Twitter for iOSBlocking from a Tweet:Tap the "Down Arrow Icon" located at the top of a Tweet from the account you wish to block.Tap Block, and then select Block to confirm.
Blocking from a profile:Visit the profile page of the account you wish to block.Tap the "Gear Icon"Tap Block, and then select Block to confirm.
To block an account on Twitter for AndroidBlocking from a Tweet:Tap the "Down Arrow Icon" located at the top of a Tweet from the account you wish to block.Tap Block, and then select Block to confirm.
Blocking from a profile:Visit the profile page of the account you wish to block.Tap the "Overflow Icon" (3 vertical dots)Tap Block, and then select Block to confirm.
What does Blocking mean?
Block is a feature that helps you control how you interact with other accounts on Twitter. This feature helps users in restricting specific accounts from contacting them, seeing their Tweets, and following them.
Some important things to know about block:
- Accounts you have blocked cannot follow you, and you cannot follow an account you have blocked.- Blocking an account you are currently following will cause you to unfollow that account (and them to unfollow you). If you decide to unblock that account, you will have to follow that account again.- Blocked accounts do not receive a notification alerting them that their account has been blocked. However, if a blocked account visits the profile of an account that has blocked them, they will see they have been blocked (unlike mute, which is invisible to muted accounts).- If you block an account and they choose to report your account, any of your Tweets that directly mention them will be available for them to view and attach during the reporting process.- You will not receive notifications from accounts you block, or accounts that you do not follow who mention you in conversations started by accounts that you block. You will, however, see notifications from accounts you follow when they mention you in a conversation started by an account you block. If you’d like to view all of your mentions, you can do so by searching your username.
Note: Blocking only works if the account you’ve blocked is logged in on Twitter. For example, if the account you’ve blocked isn't logged in or is accessing Twitter content via a third party, they may be able to see your public Tweets. Please keep this in mind when you choose to share content on Twitter.
Blocked accounts cannot:
- Follow you- View your Tweets when logged in on Twitter (unless they report you, and your Tweets mention them)- Find your Tweets in search when logged in on Twitter- Send Direct Messages to you- View your following or followers lists, likes or lists when logged in on Twitter- View a Moment you’ve created when logged in on Twitter- Add your Twitter account to their lists- Tag you in a photo
Tweets from blocked accounts will not appear in your timeline. However, please note that you may see Tweets or notifications in your timeline for the following:1. Tweets from others you follow that mention accounts you have blocked.2. Tweets that mention you, along with an account you have blocked.
What does Muting mean?
Mute is a feature that allows you to remove an account's Tweets from your timeline without unfollowing or blocking that account. Muted accounts will not know that you’ve muted them and you can unmute them at any time.
Some important things to know about mute:- Muted accounts can follow you and you can follow muted accounts. Muting an account will not cause you to unfollow them.- Muting an account does not impact the account’s ability to send you a Direct Message.- You will no longer receive push or SMS notifications from any muted account.
We would recommend blocking over muting, as it provides a cleaner break from the follower. If you would still rather just mute the follower, please use the source link below for muting steps.
Blocking - https://support.twitter.com/articles/117063
Muting - https://support.twitter.com/articles/20171399