Block someone on Google Photos

If you see someone who's joined an album that you're a part of, you can avoid interacting with them by blocking their Google Account.

Block someone

  1. Open the Google Photos app Photos
  2. Open an album that they've joined.
  3. At the top-right, tap More More and then Sharing options.
  4. Next to the person's name, tap More More and then Block person.

What happens when you block someone

  • You won't be able to see each other's photos, videos or comments on Google Photos. If they have a link to your album, they may be able to see it if they're signed out. 
  • If you own the album and you block a contributor, any content that they’ve added will be removed from the album.
  • If you block the owner of an album, any content that you've added will be removed from the album.
  • If you block someone from an album that you don’t own, you and the person you block won’t be able to see each other’s content.
  • They will also be blocked in some other Google services, such as Google+.
  • Learn about blocking Google Accounts.​

See who you've blocked

See the Google Accounts that you've blocked at

Learn about blocking Google Accounts.

Unblock someone

  1. On your computer, open
  2. Next to the account that you want to unblock, click Remove Close.

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