Have you ever wondered if someone has blocked you on X, formerly known as Twitter? If so, you're not alone. In our previous article, we showed you how to see who unfollowed you on X. In this article, you will discover how to see who blocked you.
Blocking is a common way to avoid unwanted contact, but it can also be confusing and frustrating if you're not sure if you've been blocked. This guide will show you how to see who has blocked you on X.
You should aim to gain more followers and maintain them in your X (Twitter) campaign. When followers block you, it shows your campaign isn’t on the right track. Read on to learn how to see who has blocked you on X.
Can You See Who Blocked You on X?
There is no way to search for X accounts blocking you, but you can see whether a specific account has blocked you. If they have blocked you, you won’t be able to:
- follow them
- see their followers and following list,
- like, comments or send them a direct message.
Does X Notify You When Somebody Blocks You?
No, X (Twitter) does not give any indication or notification when somebody blocks you.
The only way to tell if you've been blocked is to visit the other user's profile and see the "You can't view this person's Tweets" message.
If you suspect you were blocked by someone, it's up to you to investigate and confirm it.
Why Would You Want to See Who Blocked You on X?
When a user blocks you, you don’t see their posts, meaning their tweets don’t appear in your feed. If you notice an account is blocking you, check whether you share the same interests and audience with them.
If several users in a certain demographic or location are blocking you, it may suggest that your content doesn’t resonate with them. If they are your target audience, you may need to change your content strategy.
How to Find Out if Someone Blocked You on X
X doesn’t offer a direct way to determine if a user has blocked you, but you can see who blocked you manually using the following methods.
Enter The URL for Their Profile
You can know if an X user has blocked you by going to their profile link URL. If a user has blocked you, their profile will show that they have blocked you and won’t be able to view any content on, or details about, their account.
Search for Their Profile Name With a Different Account
If you suspect there's a certain user who blocked you on X, you can confirm this using another account. Here are the steps to follow:
- Log into your alternate account.
- Search for the user you think blocked you.
- Copy their profile URL, switch to your account and paste the URL to see if they have blocked you. If they have blocked you, their account won’t appear in the search results.
- If they have blocked you, you will see ”@username blocked you” instead of their profile.
- Repeat the process for all the users you think blocked you.
Check Your List of Unfollowers to See Who Blocked You
You can determine users who blocked using a third-party app that shows who has unfollowed you. Go down the list and click on each profile to see whether they’ve blocked you or not.
If you notice multiple people unfollowing and/or blocking you around the same time, check which of your tweets coincide with that time frame. You might be able to identify content that prompted the blocks and unfollows.
Is There an App That Lists Who Blocked You on X?
No, there is no app that can list users who has blocked you on X. Twitter, now known as X does not provide this information to third-party apps. However, there are a few apps that can tell you how many people have blocked you. These apps work by scraping your Twitter account for information. They can then tell you how many accounts have blocked you, but they cannot tell you who those accounts are.
Some of the apps that can tell you how many people have blocked you on X include:
These apps are free to use, but they may have some limitations. For example, they may only be able to tell you how many people have blocked you in the past few days or weeks.
It is important to note that these apps are not 100% accurate. It is possible that they will tell you that you have been blocked by someone when you have not actually been blocked. This is because the apps rely on data that is scraped from X, and this data can sometimes be inaccurate.
If you are concerned that you have been blocked by someone on X, the best way to find out is to visit their profile. If you see the "You can't view this person's Tweets" message, then you have been blocked.
What Happens When You Block Someone on X?
To block a user, go to their profile, choose the three vertical dots beside the Follow/Following button, and choose Block. When you block a user, the following things happen.
You Don’t See Their Tweets (Unless You Want To)
When you block a user, their tweets don’t appear in your feed. However, you might see them mentioned in your followers’ tweets.
You Can’t Follow Them
You cannot follow a user you have blocked, and they cannot follow you too. If you want to follow them again, you should first unblock them.
They Automatically Unfollow You
When you block a user, you unfollow them, and they unfollow you automatically. X removes the accounts you block from your follower list.
They Can’t See Your Profile
If you block an account, they won’t see your profile. However, if you have a public X account, the blocked user can log out of their account and see your public profile.
They Can’t See Your Tweets
A blocked user won’t see your tweets when logged in to their account unless you mention them in your tweets. Keep in mind, they can still view your tweets if they have other accounts that you haven’t blocked.
They Can’t Follow, Tag, or DM You
When you block an account, you restrict their ability to DM or follow you, or tag you in a photo.
They Can’t Find You in Search
If you block an account, they won’t find you in search even if they use your exact name.
In conclusion, there is no surefire way to see who has blocked you on X. However, there are a few things you can do to check. You can try visiting the other user's profile, sending them a message, or looking at your past interactions with them. If you're still not sure, you can use a third-party website or app to check.
It's important to remember that being blocked is not always a bad thing. Sometimes, people block others for legitimate reasons, such as if they're being harassed or spammed. If you're blocked by someone, it's best to move on and focus on the people who do want to interact with you.
Here are some tips for dealing with being blocked:
Don't take it personally. Being blocked is not always a reflection of you or your actions. It's possible that the other person is going through something personal and needs space.
Respect their decision. If someone has blocked you, it's important to respect their decision. Don't try to contact them or circumvent the block.
Move on. There are plenty of other people out there who want to connect with you. Don't dwell on being blocked and focus on the positive relationships in your life.
I hope this helps!