How to Block Someone on YouTube

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Nasty YouTube comments and messages can really ruin your day. And if it isn't haters, then it is overeager stalkers that are bothering you. Thankfully, you get get some reprieve by blocking select users. Here's how to block someone on YouTube.

1. Log into your YouTube account. If you've already signed in to your corresponding Google profile, you won't have to sign in again. 

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2. Go to the profile of the offending person by clicking his or her name wherever it appears in YouTube. This might be on a comment on your video or channel. You can also run a search for his or her name at the top.

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3. Click About from the list of options under their name.

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4. Hit the flag icon at the top.

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4. Select Block User.  

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5. Confirm by hitting submit on the next screen.

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When you block someone on YouTube, they won't be able to comment on your videos or channel, and will be barred from sending you private messages too.

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low, LAPTOP Staff Writer
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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  • Peter Skooda Says:

    No such options on iPad. I don't see them anywhere.

  • Redcyan1 Says:

    There's is no flag, no block option on iPhone app, you can go to their google plus page and block that, but that still doesn't block them in YouTube's app and that's what we asked for!

  • hhhhh Says:

    this doesnt block them , they can still see your videos and mark down your content , you obviously dont know what block should mean

  • Karina Says:

    Will the person be notified that you blocked him/her on YouTube?

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