How to Block Someone in Google Chat

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Chat users

You can block anyone you want to prevent from sending you direct messages. 

You can also block chat spaces. However, you can’t block people within chat spaces – you can only remove them.

You can unblock someone you blocked at any time, and you’ll be able to chat again.

What happens when you block people in Google Chat

When you block someone:

  • If the person you blocked is a user in the same Google Workspace account, they can still see when you’re online.
  • The person you blocked can see that you blocked them, and they can’t send you messages.
  • You and the person you blocked can’t edit any old messages you sent to each other.
  • Links and attachments sent before blocking will keep working. 
  • The person is also blocked in certain other Google services, such as Currents, Hangouts, Photos, Maps, YouTube, and Play.

How to block people in Google Chat step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Block Someone In Google Chat - Step 1

In Google Chat, while chatting with someone full-screen, click their name on top of the chat. Then select Block.

If you have minimized the chat, click the three dots icon on its top right and select Block.

Step 2

How To Block Someone In Google Chat - Step 2

Click the Block button to confirm.

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