Discord has become one of the most popular communication platforms for gamers and communities worldwide. With its features like voice and text chat, it allows users to connect and interact with each other seamlessly. However, there may come a time when you suspect that someone has blocked you on Discord. In this article, I will guide you through several methods to determine if someone has indeed blocked you on Discord.
One of the first signs that someone may have blocked you on Discord is when you are unable to react to their messages. Normally, when you hover over a message, you can click on the reaction icons like thumbs up or smiley face to express your response. However, if you find that you are unable to react to a particular user’s message, it could be an indication that they have blocked you.
Another way to check if you have been blocked is by observing the reactions of other users in the same chat. If you notice that everyone else is able to react to the blocked user’s messages except for you, then it is highly likely that you have been blocked.
Check Your Friends List
Checking your friends list is another method to determine if someone has blocked you on Discord. When you are blocked by a user, they will automatically be removed from your friends list. To check this, click on your profile picture in the bottom left corner of the Discord app. This will open up your user settings. From there, click on “Friends” on the left sidebar. If the user you suspect has blocked you is no longer listed as a friend, it is a strong indication that they have indeed blocked you.
Send a Friend Request
If you suspect that someone has blocked you on Discord, you can try sending them a friend request to confirm your suspicions. Locate the blocked user’s profile either through a server or a direct message. Click on their name to open their user profile. If you see a grayed-out “Add Friend” button, it means that you are currently not friends with the user. Click on the button to send them a friend request. If the button remains grayed out or if it disappears after clicking, it means that the user has blocked you.
Check User Info in the Profile Section
Another way to determine if someone has blocked you on Discord is by checking their user info in the profile section. Open the user’s profile by clicking on their name or avatar. In their profile, you will find various information such as their username, discriminator, and mutual servers. If the user has blocked you, their profile information will be restricted, and you will not be able to see any details beyond their username. This is a clear indication that you have been blocked by the user.
Try Sending a Discord Message
One of the most definitive ways to know if someone has blocked you on Discord is by attempting to send them a message. Open a direct message with the suspected blocked user and type a message. If the message fails to send, it could mean that the user has blocked you. However, keep in mind that there may be other reasons why a message fails to send, such as network issues or the user’s privacy settings.
Now that we have covered how to know if someone has blocked you on Discord, let’s take a look at how to block someone on Discord.
How to Block Someone on Discord (Desktop)
If you encounter someone on Discord who is harassing, spamming, or being generally disruptive, you may want to block them to prevent further interaction. Follow these steps to block someone on Discord using the desktop app:
- Right-click on the user’s name or avatar in the chat or user list.
- Select “Block” from the context menu that appears.
- A confirmation message will appear asking if you want to block the user. Click on “Block” to proceed.
Once you have blocked the user, they will no longer be able to send you messages, see your online status, or join the same voice channels as you. They will also be removed from your friends list.
How to Block Someone on Discord (Android, iOS)
Blocking someone on Discord using the mobile app is just as easy. Follow these steps:
- Tap and hold on the user’s name or avatar in the chat or user list.
- Tap on the three dots (…) that appear.
- From the options that appear, tap on “Block User.”
Similar to the desktop app, blocking a user on the mobile app will prevent them from contacting you, seeing your online status, or joining the same voice channels as you.