If you’d like to cut off contact from someone for any reason, depending on what platform you’re on you can either block them directly from your interaction with them or through settings.
- On the iOS or Android app, tap on the person’s username. This will pull up their profile card where you can tap the block icon in the top right corner. If you’re trying to block someone from a direct/private message, tap the … menu and select Report.
- On the web, visit Safety & Privacy in your User Settings. From there you can block someone by typing their username and adding them to your Blocked Users list.
- If you’re chatting with someone, you can also click on the Settings gear icon, then select Block.
- On the web using old.reddit.com, you can also click block user under a private message from the person you’d like to block.
Blocking can be used to stop seeing the content someone shares, but if the person you’re blocking has also broken Reddit’s rules against harassment, threatening violence, hate, or anything else in our Content Policy, we also ask that you report them. Submitting reports is one of the most important ways you can look out for yourself, your communities, and your fellow redditors.
Responding to users you don’t want to interact with can be difficult and, depending on the situation, it may be triggering in ways you didn’t expect. If you need support, Reddit has partnered with Crisis Text Line to connect redditors who are in any sort of crisis with trained Crisis Counselors. If you’re inside the U.S., text CHAT to 741741. If you’re outside the U.S., check out other support resources available in your area.