Block or unblock people's accounts

You can avoid unwanted interactions by blocking other users in certain Google products, like Hangouts or Photos. Blocking takes effect when these people are signed in to their Google Account. 

To block another person's account, use the "Block" action in one of these products.

Use Hangouts to block an account

When you block someone in Hangouts, that person's account is also blocked in all products listed in "Block an account."

Blocks don't apply to Hangouts On Air. Learn how to block users in Hangouts.

Use Google Photos to block an account

When you block someone in Google Photos, that person's account is also blocked in all products listed in "Block an account."

Learn more about blocking users in Google Photos.

Use Google Maps to block an account

Block a user profile

You can use a mobile device to block someone from being able to find your profile on Maps. Google Maps won't let them know you blocked them. When you block a user profile in Google Maps, the person's account is also blocked in all products listed in "Block an account."

Important: People you block may still be able to find your contributions on Google Maps, but they won't find them on your profile. Also, if a blocked user is not signed into the account that you blocked, they'll be able to find your contributions.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Navigate to the user profile you want to block. You can find user profiles:
    • At the top of a post or review by that user.
    • On your "Following" tab, if you're following them.
    • On your "Followers" tab, if they're following you.
    • In the "For you" section. Tap their profile picture.
  3. Next to the person's name, tap More Moreand then Block user.

Tip: If you're following someone and no longer want to see their content, you can unfollow them rather than block them.

Block a location request

When you block a location request in Google Maps, the person's account is also blocked in all products listed in "Block an account."

Learn more about sharing location data and blocking location requests in Google Maps.

Use YouTube to block an account

When you block someone in YouTube through their channel or a live chat, that person's account isn't blocked in any other products.

Learn more about blocking users in YouTube through channels and through live chat.

When you block a YouTube contact, that person's account is also blocked in all products listed in "Block an account."

Learn more about blocking a YouTube contact.

Use Google Pay India to block an account

When you block someone in Google Pay India, that person's account is also blocked in all products listed in "Block an account."

Learn more about blocking someone in Google Pay India.

See blocked accounts or unblock someone

  1. On your computer, at the top right, click your profile picture and then Manage your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click People & sharing.
  3. In the "Contacts" section, click Blocked.
  4. You'll see a list of accounts you've blocked across Google products. To unblock someone, next to that person's name, select Remove Remove

Note: The "Blocked users" list doesn't include:

  • Accounts blocked through YouTube channels or live chat
  • Blocks of email addresses or phone numbers

Block an email address or phone number

In some Google products, you can block an email address or phone number. For example, you can:

Non-account blocks like these don't show up on the Blocked users section of your Google Account. They also don't take effect across Google products.

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