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Block or unblock someone in Status
cheny0
on May 15, 2024

Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.

You can block a stranger or an existing contact to stop receiving harmful content and excluding the user entirely from your experience with Status.

caution
Blocking someone deletes all messages from the user. Status can't recover them for you.

  • Blocked users don't receive any notifications. They only know that you have stopped messaging them.
  • If blocked users check your profile, they can see information you made public, and they can see you are not their contact.
  • You can't see any future messages sent by blocked users, including direct messages and messages in mutual group chats, channels and communities.
  • Blocked users can see your previous direct messages and future messages you send in mutual group chats, channels and communities.
  • Status permanently deletes for you all messages sent previously by the blocked user, including direct messages and messages in mutual group chats, channels and communities.
  • Unblocking a user does not restore deleted messages.
  • Status stops showing blocked users as mutual contacts.

  1. 1
    From the tab bar, tap
    Messages
    .
  2. 2
    Tap
    Contacts
    , then tap the profile picture of the contact you want to block.
  3. 3
    From the top navigation, tap
    More options
    .
  4. 4
    Tap
    Block User
    .
  5. 5
    Check the two boxes if you want to remove the user's identity verification and remove the user from your contacts.
  6. 6
    Tap
    Block
    .

A stranger is a user who is not your contact. You can encounter a stranger in a group chat, community or channel. You can receive a contact request from a stranger.

ContextSteps
Mutual group chat
  1. 1
    From the tab bar, tap
    Messages
    >
    Groups
    .
  2. 2
    Long press the group chat.
  3. 3
    Tap
    Group details
    .
Mutual community or channel
  1. 1
    From the tab bar, tap
    Communities
    >
    Joined
    .
  2. 2
    Long press the community.
  3. 3
    Tap
    View members
    .
Contact request

From the tab bar, tap

Messages
>
Contacts
>
Pending requests
.

  1. 1
    Tap the profile picture of the user.
  2. 2
    From the top navigation, tap
    More options
    .
  3. 3
    Tap
    Block User
    .
  4. 4
    Tap
    Block
    .

  1. 1
    Tap your profile picture.
  2. 2
    Go to
    Privacy and security
    >
    Blocked and rejected users
    .
  3. 3
    Tap the profile picture of the user you want to unblock.
  4. 4
    Tap
    Unblock
    .