How to block or unblock someone on the Signal secure-messaging app in just a few taps

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  • You can block someone from contacting you on Signal, and unblock users you’ve blocked, just like you can on most messaging apps.
  • To block a user, open a conversation with them and tap their name at the top of the screen. The option to block them is at the bottom of the profile page.
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If you use Signal, a messaging app that boasts end-to-end encryption for highly secure text, voice, and video communication, you might occasionally need to block unwanted Signal users from contacting you. You can do this in just a few taps.

How to block someone on Signal

1. Open the Signal app on your mobile device.

2. From your inbox, open a conversation with the person you want to block.

3. Tap the name of the person at the very top of the screen to open their user profile page.

Dave Johnson/Business InsiderAfter tapping a conversation, tap the person’s name at the very top of the screen.

4. Tap “Block User” at the bottom of the screen and then confirm you want to do this by tapping “Block” in the pop-up window.

Dave Johnson/Business InsiderTap ‘Block User’ at the bottom of the screen to keep the person from contacting you.

5. Tap “OK” in the pop-up to confirm this user is now blocked.

How to unblock someone on Signal

It’s easy to tell when someone is blocked on Signal. For example, you’ll see “Blocked” appear below the user’s name in conversations in your inbox. If you want to unblock this person, you can easily do so. Just tap a conversation with the user and then tap “Unblock” at the bottom of the screen.

Dave Johnson/Business InsiderAfter blocking someone, the option to unblock them appears prominently in saved conversations.

You can also tap the name of the person at the top of the screen and tap “Unblock User” on their user profile page.

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