How to Know If Someone Has Blocked You on Snapchat

Confirm if a friend has blocked or deleted you or deleted their account

What to Know

  • If you recently chatted, they should appear in your conversations. If not, you're probably blocked.
  • You won’t find any trace of the person who blocked you on Snapchat when you search for their username or full name.
  • Search for the user from a different account, on a different device. If they appear in the search, you've been blocked.

If you suspect you've been blocked on Snapchat, you'll have to do the following investigative work to confirm it.

Ways to Find Out if You're Blocked on Snapchat

Here are the main actions you should take to determine if someone has blocked you on Snapchat.

  1. Check your recent conversations. The first big clue that can tell you whether a user has blocked you is by looking at whether they show up in your chat history. This step is only useful if you've chatted with the user who might have blocked you before clearing your Snapchat conversations.

    Open the Snapchat app and navigate to the conversations tab by tapping the speech bubble icon at the bottom of the screen to the left of the camera snap button. If the user who you suspect blocked you isn't appearing in your Chat list despite having a recent conversation with them, that's a big clue. However, you still need to move on to the next step to confirm the block.

    Chat button on Snapchat for iOS

    Alternatively, you might not have had a recent conversation with the user in question or forgot that you cleared your history. If this is the case, move on to the next step.

  2. Search their username or full name. If a user has blocked you, they won't show up when you search for them within Snapchat. If they've deleted you from their Friends list, however, you should be able to find them by searching for them.

    It's vital to understand the difference between being blocked and being deleted on Snapchat. If a user blocked you, you wouldn't find any trace of their account, and you will be unable to contact them in any way from your blocked account.

    If a user deleted you from their Friends list, you'd still find them in your Friends list, and you'll be able to continue sending them snaps. Depending on their Snapchat privacy settings, however, they may not receive them if they only allow their friends to contact them.

    To search for the user who you suspect blocked you, tap the Search function at the top of the screen on the conversations tab or snap tab, marked by a magnifying glass icon. Start typing the username or full name of the user you want to look up.

    Search field in Snapchat for iOS

    You'll get more accurate results if you know the user's username. There could be several other users with similar full names, but usernames are all unique. Likewise, full names can be changed anytime, whereas usernames are permanent.

    If the user shows up in search results, they'll appear under the My Friends label in you're still in their Friends list or under the Add Friends label if they deleted you from their Friends list.

    If the user you're looking for doesn't show up at all despite searching for their exact username, then they either blocked you or deleted their Snapchat account.

  3. Search their username or full name from a different account. Being unable to find the user you searched for in the last step increases the likelihood that they blocked you; however, this is still not enough to confirm it. You can potentially confirm that their account still exists by searching for the user from another account. You have two options:

    • Ask a friend to search for the user from their account.
    • Sign out of your account and create a brand new account to search for that user.

    The first option is the easiest because it means you won't have to do all the extra work involved with signing up for a new account. Pick a friend, relative, coworker, or other acquaintance who's on Snapchat and isn't friends with the user you think might have blocked you. Ask them to search for the user by their username (if you know it) or their full name.

    If you instead decide to create a new account, you'll have to sign out of your existing Snapchat account or download the app to a different mobile device if you have access to one. Tap the Sign Up button to create your account.

    Sign Up button on Snapchat for iOS

    Snapchat will ask you to provide your full name, birthdate, a username, a password, and phone number (or email address).

    Now go ahead and either instruct your friend or use your new account to repeat step two above. If you or your friend happen to be successful in finding the user account you were looking for, then that's enough to confirm that they have indeed blocked you.

If none of these steps worked, your friend likely deleted their account.

You can always unblock someone on Snapchat if you previously blocked them.

  • How do I block someone on Snapchat?

    To block someone on Snapchat, go to your conversations, choose a user to block, then tap Menu > Block.

  • What happens when you block someone on Snapchat?

    Blocked users can't find you on Snapchat, even if they search for you. They also can't send you snaps, view your stories, or start a chat with you.

  • How do I delete a Snapchat account?

    To delete a Snapchat account, go to, sign in, and select Delete My Account. To reactivate within 30 days, just sign back into your account. After 30 days, it's gone forever.

  • How do I mute someone on Snapchat?

    To mute someone on Snapchat, go to your friend list, choose a profile, and tap Settings > Mute Story or Do Not Disturb. If you choose Do Not Disturb, you'll stop receiving notifications about the person.

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