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Spotify finally lets you block people – here’s how

Why did this take so long?

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When your service has any type of social aspect to it, having the ability to block someone is key. Strangely enough, until recently, that simply wasn’t an option in Spotify.

While it might not seem that important, people will go to great lengths to troll or be abusive and could use Spotify’s social features to do that. Now, users have a way to fight back.

Blocking people on Spotify can be done either from the desktop app or from the mobile app on Android and iOS. If this is something you’d like to do, follow along as we’ll guide you through the process.

How to block someone on Spotify

If you need to block someone on the music streaming platform, it will only take you a couple of steps, regardless of the platform.

How to block someone through the Spotify app

If you are on the mobile app, you can follow the steps below. If the person you want to block isn’t following you, you can also try searching their name in an effort to find the account.

  1. Navigate to your profile (Gear Icon -> View Profile)

  2. Press Followers how to block someone on spotify

  3. Find the follower you want to block and tap the three-dot menu how to block someone on spotify

  4. Select Block from the list of options how to block someone on spotify

If you want to unblock someone, you’ll need to search out their name and use the three-dot menu to unblock them.

How to block someone through the Spotify desktop app

If you are on desktop, the process is nearly identical.

  1. Find the user you want to block, either from the Followers section of your profile or by searching out their name
  2. Click the three-dot menu under their name
  3. Select Block

And there you have it, you’ve now blocked someone on Spotify through the desktop app.


Overall, this is definitely been a long time coming for the music streaming platform, but it’s good to see that Spotify has finally added this feature.

If you don’t see it yet, have no fear, as the company is currently rolling out the update to users around the world.

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