How to block a person from viewing your Twitter

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How to block a person from viewing your Twitter
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Twitter does not offer a method to completely block someone from viewing your Tweets. However, you can remove this person from your followers, which will prevent your Tweets from appearing on their Timeline. The process of blocking someone also prevents any of their Tweets appearing on your Timeline. The blocked person will still be able to visit you home page and see your Tweets there. Blocking someone also does not prevent them from contacting you through a @ reply, from re-Tweeting your Tweets, or from seeing your Tweets posted on other people’s timelines.

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  1. 1

    Log in to Twitter. Go to the profile page of the subject to be blocked. You can get their page by clicking on their picture in your followers list.

  2. 2

    Click on the person’s picture in their profile page. A menu of options appears. Select “Block” from this list.

  3. 3

    Read through the pop-up window that appears when you press the “Block” option. It will explain to you what will happen if you proceed. Click on “Okay I still want to block this person” to complete the process.

  4. 4

    Ensure you Tweets are protected. If they are Public, which is the default setting, anyone can see your Tweets even if they do not have a Twitter account. That includes the person you blocked. Click on the cog symbol at the top right of your page. From the drop down menu, select “Settings” to display the “Accounts Settings” page.

  5. 5

    Look down the page to the “Tweets privacy” section and tick the “Protect my Tweets” checkbox by clicking on it.

Tips and warnings

  • To reverse the block, simply return to that person’s page, click on their icon and select “Unblock” from the options list.

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