How to Block and Unblock People on Tumblr

Tumblr is a great social media platform where you can freely socialize and interact with different people. However, just like any other social media platform, you may come across people who you do not see eye to eye with or spam and fake accounts. Fortunately, Tumblr provides you a way out through the block/unblock options. Here are step by step methods on how to utilize them;

Block and Unblock People on Tumblr via Desktop

How to Block a Tumblr Profile

Step 1. Via any browser of your choice visit the Tumblr Website and log in to your account.

Step 2. Go to your News-feed and select the profile you would like to block.

Step 3. Tap on the Profile drop-down button and click on the block option.

Step 4. You will be prompted to ascertain whether you want to block the profile, click ‘Block’ to confirm.

However, this method works only for your followers or those who you are following. In case you want to block someone who is not in your News-feed here’s how to go about it:

Step 1. Go to your search bar and find the user you want to block. Ensure to note down their exact username ID.

Step 2. Now tap on your profile icon at the top right of your screen. You will find the blogs that you manage on the platform. Click on ‘Edit appearance’ under your blog settings.

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Step 3.  On the new page, scroll down and locate ‘Blocked Tumblrs’. Then tap on the pencil icon next to it.

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Step 4. Key in the username ID you had noted down and click ‘block’. The user shall then be blocked from that particular blog. If you manage several blogs and you would like the user blocked from them all, repeat the above procedure for each blog.

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How to Unblock a Tumblr Profile

Step 1. Visit the Tumblr website and log in to your account.

Step 2. Click on Account (human icon) and then tap on ‘Settings’.

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Step 3. Click on your blog from the right side under ‘Blogs’. In case you manage several, select the one in which you would like to unblock a particular user.

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Step 4. Scroll down and find the ‘Blocked Tumblrs’ option and tap on the pencil icon next to it.


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Step 5. The screen shall then display all the blocked users. Click on the unblock button corresponding to the intended user.

Block and Unblock People on Tumblr via the Mobile App

For both IOS and android the procedure for blocking and unblocking a profile is the same.

How to Block a Profile

Step 1. Go to the Tumblr app on your phone.

Step 2. Go to the News-feed, search for the profile that you would like to block then click on it.

Step 3. You will be directed to the profile page of the individual. Tap on the profile icon on the top right of your screen.

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Step 4.  From the options that appear select ‘block’. You shall then be asked to confirm whether you would really like to block the person. Once you do that, the profile shall be automatically blocked.

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How to Unblock a Profile

Step 1. On your Tumblr App, go to your personal profile and click on the Settings icon on the top right of your screen.

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Step 2. In the drop-down list, find the ‘Blocked Tumblrs’ option and tap on it.

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Step 3. Choose the particular profile that you would like to unblock and tap on the unblock button.

Bottom Line

Once you block a user, they shall no longer be able to see your profile, view your posts, or send you messages. Even though they may access your posts through its URL, they won’t be able to like, comment, or share it. You can block or unblock anyone at any time you wish and as many times as you would like.

ServNet Tech Team

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