How to Block TikTok Followers: Protect Your Account

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Carolyn Howell

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2024

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Social media platforms are great for making meaningful connections. But they can also be toxic spaces sometimes. Fortunately, it’s super easy to eliminate an unwanted presence from your online social circle. Keep reading to learn how to block TikTok followers and protect your peace. 

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When You Should Block Someone on TikTok

It’s always good to know how to block followers on TikTok. If you have a public account, anybody can follow you and engage with your content. This means you’re completely exposing your page to all kinds of social media elements — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Even with a private account, a few undesirable characters may slip through occasionally. 

You can remove any follower who doesn’t fit into your community. But when should you block a follower on TikTok? Here are valid reasons for blocking someone:

  • Posting inappropriate, abusive, offensive, or spam comments. 
  • Sending inappropriate, abusive, offensive, or spam messages. 
  • Impersonating a person/another account. 
  • Using a fake account. 
  • Infringing on your intellectual property rights, i.e., plagiarizing or distributing your work without permission and proper attribution. 
  • Violating TikTok’s Community Guidelines

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When You Block a TikTok Follower

What happens to a follower when you block them? TikTok removes them from your follower list automatically. The person will also no longer be able to:

Take note that that person will still be able to find and visit your profile on TikTok. However, they will only see your profile picture, username, name, number of followers, following, and likes. 

If you believe banning an account is necessary, you can submit a report to TikTok. You should also check out TikTok’s user safety guidelines to learn more about how to protect yourself and your community. 

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How to Block Someone on TikTok You Don’t Follow

Are you curious about how to block someone on TikTok you don’t follow? The process is the same for everyone. You can block someone from their profile page, the comments section, or your inbox. 

Here’s how to block a follower on TikTok from their profile page:

  1. Go to the person’s profile page
  2. Tap the arrow icon in the top right corner.
  3. Tap the Block button. 

Follow these steps to block someone from the comments section:

  1. Open your comments section. 
  2. Tap the icon with two parallel lines and circles in the top right.
  3. Select Manage multiple comments
  4. Select the user/s you want to block. You can select up to 100 users/comments.
  5. Tap More
  6. Tap Block accounts

To block someone from your inbox:

  1. Open your inbox.
  2. Select the message from the person you want to block. 
  3. Tap the three dots in the top right. 
  4. Tap the toggle next to the Block option. 

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How to Block TikTok Followers: Where To Find Your Blocked List

If you want to review the accounts you have blocked, here’s where to find your blocked list:

  1. Go to your Profile and tap the Menu/three-line icon in the top right. 
  2. Select Settings and privacy.
  3. Tap Privacy.
  4. Under Interactions, tap Blocked accounts.

Make it a point to review the comments on your comments. Aside from liking and replying to comments to encourage further engagement, keep an eye out for spam/fake accounts. Get rid of these accounts right away and block and report them. 

How To Unblock Someone on TikTok

If you want to unblock someone on TikTok, just follow these steps:

  1. Go to the person’s profile page.
  2. Tap the share icon in the top right. 
  3. Tap Unblock and follow the steps to finish the unblocking process. 

Alternatively, you can go to your Blocked accounts and unblock from there. 

What if you simply want to cut ties with a person on TikTok, and blocking them seems extreme? You can just remove them from your follower list or unfollow/unfriend them. Take note that you can also select your audience for individual posts. 

This means you can limit access to certain feed posts or Stories to only your TikTok friends, for example. Unlike Facebook, however, TikTok does not offer the option to exclude specific individuals from seeing certain posts. 

Build a TikTok Community Based on Mutual Interests and Values

Growing a following on TikTok is akin to building a community. As a brand or creator, you’re responsible for ensuring that everyone in your TikTok circle has a positive experience. This involves, among others, promoting and maintaining a respectful, friendly, and safe space for your followers. 

Make sure to fully understand TikTok’s Community Guidelines and explore its safety features. Apply any and all features that you feel will be most beneficial to your community and give you peace of mind. Just as importantly, prioritize proper audience targeting to connect effectively with users who are most suitable for your community. 

You have less control over who follows you with a public account compared to having a private one. But you can and should weed out followers who don’t fit or, worse, are bad for your TikTok tribe. 

Knowing how to block TikTok followers gives you enhanced security. But when you’re reaching audiences who share your interests and values, you minimize the need to block certain individuals. Get expert help targeting suitable audiences by signing up for a High Social plan. 

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