How to Block and Unblock Someone on Hangouts

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Sometimes while using hangouts, you are not comfortable with talking someone, or you want to ignore the people due to your busy schedule, hangouts provide you the blocking option through which the other person can’t message you again, they can’t see your updates, your photos, activities etc. you can also unblock that person, if you are free to talk someone.

Block/Unblock someone on hangouts

Hangouts basically used for the purpose of communication, you can install the google hangouts app on your phone, also use it over desktop. We are going to discuss how to block/unblock someone on hangouts:

How to Block someone on hangouts on Desktop

  1. Open your browser: Just click on your browser, and type www.gmail.com, and press ENTER.
  2. Login: Enter your email id with password and then login.
  3. Click on the name of other people: After login, on the left-side in middle, you see your profile icon with name, below it, you see the names of the number of people with their profile icon and names.
  4. Select the person: Select the person from your choice whom you want to block, click on it.
  5. Click on Settings icon: On the top-right corner, you see the settings icon which looks like gear, click on that.
  6. Click on Block: After this, you see the red-colored, circle-shaped, having line in the center is blocking option, click on that, and again click on block. Now, the person is blocked.

 How to unblock someone on hangouts on Desktop:

  1. Click on down-arrow: On the left side in the middle, you see your profile icon with your name, you see a down-arrow, click on that.
  2. Click on blocked people: Scroll down, you see blocked people option, click on that, you see the list of block person.
  3. Click on unblock button: Select the person, whom you want to unblock and click the unblock button.

How to Block someone on hangouts on Android

  1.  Open your Gmail app: Open your Gmail app in your android.
  2. Login: Enter your email-id and password and then login.
  3. Tap on profile icon: After login, you see the names of the people with their profile icon and names.
  4. Choose the person: Choose the person from your choice whom you want to block click on it.
  5. Tap on three-dots: On the top-right corner, you see the three-white small dots, circular in shape, tap on that.
  6. Tap on people option: After tapping, you see the number of options, just tap on people option.
  7. Tap on Three small dots again: On the top-right corner, you see again three-white color dots, tap on that.
  8. Choose block option: After tapping, a list will generate, in the bottom you see the block option tap on that.
  9. Tap on block: Just tap on block button, now the person is blocked.

How to unblock someone on hangouts on Android

  1. Open Gmail: Just tap on your Gmail app in your android phone.
  2. Tap three bars: Tap three horizontal bars menu, which is white in color, located at the top left corner.
  3. Tap on Settings: Scroll down, you see the settings icon which is look-like gear, click on that.
  4. Tap on your E-mail id: In setting, you see your email-id, tap on that.
  5. Tap on blocked contacts: Scroll down, you see blocked contacts option, tap on that.
  6. Unblock the person: You see the blocked person name here, and the unblock option, tap on unblock. Now, the person is unblocked.

After you block the person you won’t receive any kind of notification and message from that particular person. The procedure we discuss above will surely help in blocking and unblocking someone on hangouts.

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