How to Unblock Someone on Snapchat — A Step-by-Step Guide

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  • Open Settings > Account Actions > Blocked.
  • Tap the X next to the user you want to unblock someone on Snapchat.

Snapchat was the app that popularised short photo messages. However, as it has grown, more and more settings and features have been added. While we wouldn’t say the interface is precisely cluttered, some things are more challenging to find than before. With that in mind, let’s review how to block or unblock someone on Snapchat.

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat was created by Reggie Brown, Bobby Murphy, Evan Spiegel, and Reggie Brown, students at Stanford University. In July 2021, Snapchat had 293 million daily active users, a 23% growth over a year. On average more than four billion Snaps are sent each day. Snapchat is famous among the younger generations.

Also, read about: How to Change Snapchat Username

How to Unblock Someone on Snapchat

Because blocking someone on Snapchat hides their accounts from you and yours from them, you cannot search for their names and then unblock them. Instead, access your blocked list of users from Snapchat settings. Here’s how?

  • Open your Snapchat app, and tap on your username or Bitmoji at the upper left corner of your screen.
  • Tap the setting (gear) icon to access the setting at the upper-right corner.
  • Swipe up to find the Account Actions section, then tap Blocked.
Snapchat with the Settings Gear and Blocked heading highlighted
Snapchat with the Settings Gear and Blocked heading highlighted
  • You’ll find a list of the usernames of people whom you blocked. To Unblock them, Tap on the X that appears to the right of the person’s username.
  • Simply Snapchat shows you a Prompt of confirmation. Tap Yes if you would like to unblock this person.
Snapchat with the Remove from Block and Yes buttons highlighted
Snapchat with the Remove from Block and Yes buttons highlighted
  • After you unblock persons, their usernames will disappear from your Blocked list.
After you unblock someone, then they can send you snaps and chats. And they can also see your stories as well as charms. But in the future, if you change your mind, you can also block them again.

What to Do After Unblocking Someone

Blocking someone means cutting off all contact between you and blocked users, and the person is removed from your friends’ bucket. After unblocking, you’ll need to add them again.

To do that, simply type the username into the search field at the top and tap Add to the right of the profile picture and username.  If the friend isn’t a public user, they must add you back.

Snapchat with the Search bar and Add button highlighted
Snapchat with the Search bar and Add button highlighted

More About “Unblock People on Snapchat”

Here are some commonly asked questions about unblocking someone in Snapchat.

Do Blocked People Know When You Unblock Them?

Snapchat doesn’t notify users when you block or unblock them, but they might figure it out. For example, if someone notices that your account has vanished, they might search for you from another Snapchat account and ensure they were blocked. If they see a new friend request, they may realize that you’re adding them back.

What Are the Limitations to Blocking and Unblocking Users?

Snapchat has been known to place time limitations on users who re-add friends they newly deleted or blocked. So, if you blocked, unblocked, and tried to re-add them quickly, Snapchat might preclude you from re-adding them for 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I block someone on Snapchat?

To block someone on Snapchat, simply find the user you want to block and tap their name. Tap Menu (three lines) > Block and confirm.

How do I get Dark Mode on Snapchat?

To get Dark Mode on Snapchat on iPhone, tap your profile icon > Settings > App Appearance and Always choose Dark. On an Android, go to Settings > System > Developer Options and turn the Override force-dark slider to On.

When you unblock someone on Snapchat, does it notify them?

No, Snapchat doesn’t notify the person if you unblock them.


The method to unblock someone on Snapchat is relatively straightforward, but newbies might need assistance locating the option to unblock Snapchat users. If you were one of those users, let us know if you found this helpful guide in the comments below.

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Christopher Daniel

I’m the founder as well as Editor-in-Chief @4lolipop. I love technology and have been addicted to it since childhood. I always keep myself updated about upcoming trends in the tech industry and I will try my best to keep my community up to date about these trends.

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