How to Block
If you receive unwanted messages, reblogs, or followers, you can block the blogs. You can do so from several places within Tumblr:
- From your mobile or web dashboard, open the user's blog by clicking or tapping on the avatar, open the meatballs menu (●●●), and select "Block." You can also use the meatballs menu on any post in your dashboard to block a blog.
- From your blog settings page on the web, scroll down and click the pencil to edit your blocked users, then type in the user that you want to block.
- From a post's notes on the web, hover over a reply or reblog caption, then click the three dots that appear to bring up the block option.
- From a chat, click or tap the three dots at the top of the screen, and choose "Block."
- From your Inbox, tap the three dots on the ask or submission, and then select "Block." On web and iOS, the three dots will be at the top right corner of the message. On Android, it will be at the bottom of the message.
- From a push notification (for follows, mentions, or messages), tap the "Block" button that comes up when you do the following:
- On iPhones with 3D Touch, hard-press the notification.
- On older iPhones, swipe the notification over to the left and tap the "View" button.
- On Android phones, swipe down on the notification.
What Blocking Accomplishes
Blocked users will not be able to:
- Follow your blog.
- Message you.
- Send asks to your Tumblr.
- See your posts in their dashboard.
- Like or reblog your posts.
- See you in search results.
- Blocking is performed at the blog level (not account). You will need to block someone from each blog on your account.
- Blocking from secondary blogs is not supported in the mobile app at the moment (you'll need to use a browser).
- We don't tell people when you block them, but they might figure it out on their own if, for instance, they visit your blog, try to reblog one of your posts, and are prevented from doing so.
- If an admin of a Group Blog blocks someone using that account, the block will affect all of the members on that blog.
- Anonymous asks are not associated with a specific account, and blocking those will block the IP address of the sender. There’s no way to unblock an anonymous IP address, and if you keep receiving these anonymous asks from different (and unblocked) IP addresses, you’ll have to disable anonymous asks or disable the ask feature entirely in your blog settings.
- Attempting to circumvent the block feature is a violation of our Community Guidelines and may result in action being taken against the blocked blog (and respective account).
How to Unblock
In the Apps
Tap the account icon (the little human) and select the correct blog at the top left corner. After that, tap the gear icon and look for “Blocked Tumblrs”.
You can also go straight to a specific blog to unblock it. For that, type the name of that blog in the search box, tap on the blog name, then tap the little human icon at the upper right corner, which will reveal the “Unblock" button.
On the Web
On the web, go to your blog settings, scroll to the bottom, and click on the pencil icon next to "Blocked Tumblrs." From there, you can click the Unblock button next to any blocked user.
Alternatives to Blocking
If you don’t want to block users but would like to have less visibility and engagement on your blogs, you may want to explore other Privacy Options.