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How to unblock people on Discord

Discord was launched as a games chat server to take on TeamSpeak. It made a great success. Discord then grew into something much more than just games. It’s now used by people across the world not only for games but for communicating, business meetings, and hobbies.

Sometimes it’s a cultural thing, sometimes it’s just a being a jerk thing. It’s quite rare if no one during the day doesn’t make an annoyance of themselves in one form or another. Whether that’s by throwing insults, sarcasm, being rude, spamming, talking trash, being offensive, or worse. Whatever is going on, knowing how to handle it’s key.

The service provides its users with tools that will help them to control your chat server. The most widely used are blocking and unblocking. You can also mute or kick or even ban someone from your channel. The information below will explain the process.

How to block someone on Discord

Blocking may help you to stay calm, but it shouldn’t be the first solution. There are two ways to block someone on Discord.

Block them from the chat:

All you need to do to block someone from inside a channel is to right-click on their username and select ‘Block.’

To block someone from their profile, you should do the next steps:

  1. First, you should tap on the user’s name in the Direct Message part of Discord.
  2. Then, tap on their profile picture.
  3. After that you should click on the three-dot menu icon at the top right.
  4. Choose Block.

Blocking is limited to chat. You won’t give a restriction to the person to see what you write and see your status but he/she will not be able to contact you via DM.

It may be more effective just to mute the person. This shuts out their noise without blocking them from contacting you altogether.

How to unblock someone on Discord

If you have blocked someone, you may like to unblock them to see if they’re true to their word. It’s as simple as blocking as long as you can find their username from chat history or your friends’ list.

To do that, you should follow the next steps:

  1. First, you should choose the Friends tab from the DM list.
  2. Then, you should select the person you blocked in the Block list.
  3. After that, tap on their profile picture.
  4. Next, you should tap on the three-dot menu icon in the upper right-hand corner and select Unblock.

That person will now be able to interact with you on your chat server. In case if you want to unblock the user, you will need to send them another friend request and have them accept it.

How to mute someone on Discord

Muting is less permanent than blocking and will clear the airwaves of their noise, for you anyway. You will no longer be annoyed hearing anything they say on the server for that session.

To do that, you should:

  1. First, you should do right-click the person’s name in the user list on the left.
  2. After that, click on Mute.

After doing that, you won’t be annoyed by hearing something from that user, but they will be able to talk as much as they like. What’s more, they don’t know you have muted them either. Although it will quickly become obvious when you don’t react or reply.

So far we have tackled someone who has been making trouble for you individually. In case if they’re generally being annoying to the whole server, there are two crowd control options, kicking and banning. Both are useful in their own right but should only be used in the worst-case scenario.

How to kick someone from chat in Discord

Kicking someone in Discord is the same as any other chat. They’re booted from the server and will have to rejoin if they can. If the person is being an annoyance to everyone, you may do the following steps:

  1. First, you should do right-click the person’s name in the user list on the left.
  2. After that, you need to click on Kick and enter a reason if you want to.

Adding a reason is purely optional but will tell the person you’re kicking exactly why it happened.

How to ban someone in Discord

Banning someone in Discord really is the measure of last resort. If you have muted, blocked, or kicked someone and they keep coming back for more, it’s time to get the ban hammer out. It’s the same as kicking, but it would be permanent. To do that you should:

  1. First, you should do right-click the person’s name in the user list on the left of the chat dashboard.
  2. After that, you should select Ban and enter a reason if you want to.

Again, adding a reason is optional as it’s only the person you’re banning who sees it.

Hope, you have understood.

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