Once in a while, I block someone on Reddit due to a disagreement or harassment, or even by mistake. Even more occasionally, I have a reason to unblock that same person at a later time. This article walks you through the necessary steps to do so.
How to Unblock Someone on Reddit?
Follow these simple steps to unblock a user on Reddit while on your computer:
- Open your browser and sign in to your Reddit account.
- Go to the Account Options list in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
- From there, open User Settings.
- Once in the User Settings, choose the Safety and Privacy tab.
- Under this tab, you’ll find a list of your blocked users. Select the Remove button for the user you want to unblock and you’re done.
How to Unblock Someone on IOS or Android?
Unblocking someone on the mobile website is slightly different but use the following instructions and you will be able to unblock any Reddit user from your phone.
For iOS users:
- Open your Reddit app.
- Access your profile then go to Settings.
- In the Settings menu, select Account Settings and from there, go to Manage Blocked Accounts.
- Find the person you want to unblock and tap the Unblock button. Congratulations! They’ve been unblocked.
For Android users:
- Open your Reddit app.
- Click on your profile then go to the Settings.
- Hit Account Settings.
- Scroll down until you reach Managed Blocked Accounts.
- Finally, find the person you wish to unblock and hit that Unblock button. And you’re done! The user is now unblocked.
What Happens When You Unblock Someone on Reddit?
You’ve done it; you’ve unblocked a user. Now what? When you blocked the user’s account, you prevented them from being able to communicate with you or see your profile or any content you’ve posted.
Now that they’ve been unblocked, they will be able to contact you, you will be ale to message them and they can see your profile and any content you post. Reddit doesn’t notify the user you’ve unblocked them, but if they search you, they will be able to view your profile in the results.
What if I Can’t Unblock a User on Reddit?
One of the reasons you are unable to unblock a user is if you’re using the new interface while the desktop instructions are set up for the old interface.
In this case, log into you Reddit account, then click on the Settings tab, which is found in the corner of the home page. This will open another set of options; choose Messages. From there, you will be able to unblock users.
There are times when it’s necessary for me to block someone on Reddit, then later on, I want or need to unblock them. Following the simple steps outlined in this article will guarantee you’ll again be able to communicate with the Reddit user, whether on your phone or computer.
If you are struggling with unblocking an individual, verify which interface you’re using. The new Reddit interface has a slightly different process for unblocking their users.