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Block or unblock people's accounts

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

Block an account

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

Use Google+ to block an account

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

Learn more about blocking users in Google+.

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 more about blocking 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

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

Note: You can only block through Google Maps on a mobile device.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Select Location sharing.
  4. Tap a person you’re sharing with.
  5. Tap More Moreand then Block and then Block.
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.

See blocked accounts or unblock someone

To view the Google Accounts you've blocked or to unblock a user:

  1. Go to the "Blocked users" section of My Account. You might need to sign in to your Google Account.
  2. View the list of accounts you've blocked across Google products.
  3. 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 in the "Blocked users" section of My Account. They also don't take effect across Google products.

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