How to Unblock Contacts on Snapchat

Have you blocked someone on Snapchat, and now want to reverse what you did and unblock them? You can unblock them, but unblocking deletes that person from your Snapchat list. So if you want to unblock and be able to view their snaps, you will have to add them again.

Here is how you can unblock someone on your Snapchat.

  1. Go to your Snapchat homepage, and open your profile.
    Open your homepage for Snapchat.
  2. Click on the settings icon on the right top corner.
    Click on the settings icon
  3. Scroll down on the screen that appears. Go down till you find the option for ‘Blocked’.
    Scroll down the list to find the tab for ‘blocked’
    Blocked, this is where you will find the list of all blocked contacts.
  4. Blocked is where you will find all the contacts you have ever blocked.
    Click on the cross next to the blocked persons name to unblock them.

    Now to unblock anyone on your blocked list, you need to press the ‘x’ sign which is right opposite their name under this list. Clicking on that cross will bring this dialogue box on the screen which will ask you if you really want to unblock this person.

    Snapchat confirms from their users, if they want to unblock the blocked user.

    If you want to unblock, tap Yes, if not, then tap NO.

  5. The friend has now been unblocked. However, they will not be on your list anymore. Which means, that if you want to look at their snaps, you will have to add them again.
    You have no blocked friends showing now because you just unblocked them.
    Add the unblocked friend again. This is obviously not a necessary step if you don’t wish to add them back.

You can block and unblock anyone on your Snapchat friends list. However, there is a high possibility that Snapchat will restrict your actions to re-add someone after you blocked and unblocked them, all within a close circle off time. This restriction is almost for 24hours until you can search for that person again and add them to your friends’ list on Snapchat.

And for all the people out there, who have been thinking that a person, who gets blocked, never gets to know if they are blocked, are probably unaware that you can find out who has blocked you on Snapchat. It is not a direct method, but getting your hands on this information is possible on Snapchat. Assume that you have not been seeing snaps from a friend lately, and you wonder where they have been. So, you search for their name the search bar on Snapchat. If you have been blocked, you will not find their account from your Snapchat. While you can double check this, by searching them from another Snapchat account, and if they appear in the search tab there, then it is confirmed that you have been blocked.

But if you really have to unblock someone in the future and add them back again, why are you even blocking them in the first place? There is a better solution if you don’t want to get notifications from that person. You can turn on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature for that specific friend on Snapchat.’Do Not Disturb’ feature, keep your friend on your list, while you both can send and receive snaps. The benefit here is, that you will not get notified when they send you a snap or a chat. A better idea right? It is definitely better than going to the block, unblock and read process.

Here is how you can turn on this feature for your friend.

  • Find the friend you want to switch on the Do Not Disturb feature for.
    Find the friend on Snapchats search bar for whom you want to turn this feature on for.
  • When you click on your friend’s name, the conversation window for both of you will open. Click on the settings icon here, which is the horizontal three lines towards the left top corner.
    The settings icon, where you will find all the settings which you can access regarding a certain friend.
  • This will further direct you to all the options for actions that you might want to take for this friend, including the action for blocking or deleting them. Locate the option for Do Not Disturb, and switch on the button for it. The buttons’ color will turn blue the minute you switch it on.
    Do Not Disturb feature in Snapchat might be a better way, rather than deleting someone and re-adding them later.

    The button for Do Not Disturb turns blue when you switch on this feature for a friend.Once switched on, you will not get notifications of the snaps or chats that this friend sends you.

  • You can repeat the steps if you want to switch of the Do Not Disturb feature for this friend.
Habiba Rehman
Major love for reading, but writing is what keeps me going. Dream to publish my own novels someday.