Twitter Spaces, like every other function, allows users to block people. It’s an important feature that not only the host, but also the guests, can use if they want to avoid certain areas or people for some purpose. If a disrupter appears when a Space is live, it’s critical to know how to use this feature of Twitter Spaces. Here’s what you need to know about blocking someone on Spaces and the consequences of doing so.
How to block on Twitter Spaces
There are three ways to do this. You may want to block anyone from a specific ongoing space or from all of your Spaces, but it’s also possible that you want to block the host. We’ve discussed all three scenarios in the sections below.
However, before making the big decision to block anyone on Twitter Spaces, you should know that you can easily mute them (if that works for you, and you can unmute them if need be). Of course, a speaker may be downgraded to a listener.
Block someone from a Space (Remove temporarily)
If blocking a disruptive participant seems like an overreaction, you can simply delete them from the Twitter Space you created. Although they won’t be able to rejoin that Space again, they will be able to return for a new one that you will arrange later. Here’s how to delete a participant for the time being.
Tap the Twitter Space that will be present at the bottom of the screen to open it and reveal the list of participants.
Tap the profile icon of the participant that you wish to remove from the Twitter Space.
Now a menu will appear with the option to Remove @username. Tap that option.
The person will now be removed from the Twitter Space. Even if they try to rejoin that specific Twitter Space, they won’t be able to.
Block someone permanently
On a more permanent note, Twitter Spaces allows you to block a user indefinitely. When you do this, the participant will be unable to participate in any of the Twitter Spaces you host.
Like we specified in the previous section, tap your Twitter Space to open it and see the participants in the Space.
Tap the profile icon of the participant you want to block permanently.
From the menu that opens, tap the Block and remove @username option.
Twitter will seek confirmation of your action and ask you again in a separate window if you’re sure that you want to block the user. Go ahead and tap Block.
The person will now be permanently blocked and unable to access any of your content on Twitter.
Block a host
It’s impossible to assume that a host would obey Twitter’s rules and guidelines. There’s a chance that there will be disruptive guests, and there’s also a chance that there will be problematic hosts. In such cases, Twitter provides a feature that allows a participant to permanently block the host. Here’s how to do it:
Tap the Twitter Space of the host that you want to block.
Now tap the name of the host.
From the menu that opens, tap the Block @username option.
The host will now be blocked from your Twitter account.
What happens when you block someone on Twitter Spaces?
When you block anyone on Twitter Spaces, the role of blocking is pretty straightforward. The blocked user will be unable to access your Twitter account, communicate with Tweets or other content, and, of course, will not be able to enter any Spaces you will create.
Are They blocked on Twitter too?
Blocking someone on Twitter Spaces is the same as blocking them on your main Twitter account. Of course, you can unblock the user by going to Twitter Settings, but you won’t be able to use Twitter until you do.
Do they know if you block them?
When you block anyone, Twitter will not give them any kind of notification or message. They will, however, be removed from your ongoing Space as well as blocked from your tweets. So, if they try to enter your Space or read your tweets, they’ll be unable to do so, and they’ll be aware that you’ve blocked them.
If you want to unblock a user on Twitter Spaces, we have a helpful guide on how to do so, which you can find out more about here. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section. Take precautions and keep yourself safe!
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