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If You Block Someone On X (Twitter) Does It Delete Messages

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can make entire conversations disappear from your Twitter profile by blocking someone, effectively erasing the interaction with that user.
» You can try using the “Block @username” option when reporting a profile on Twitter; this not only reports the user but also removes the complete conversation history upon blocking.

If You Block Someone On X (Twitter) Does It Delete Messages:

When you block someone on Twitter, they won’t be able to see your tweets, follow you, or send you direct messages. If you have previously sent them direct messages before blocking them, those messages will still be visible in their inbox.

This means that if you want to ensure your messages are completely hidden from someone you’ve blocked, it’s important to delete any previous conversations you’ve had with them.

To do this, simply go to your Direct Messages, find the conversation with the person you’ve blocked, and delete it. This will ensure that they can no longer access your messages.

Does Blocking Someone On X (Twitter) Delete DMs?

This question often arises when you’re considering blocking someone who you’ve had conversations with through DMs.

Blocking someone on Twitter does not automatically delete your DMs with them. The messages will remain in your inbox even after blocking the person. However, the blocked individual will no longer have access to the conversation or be able to send you any new messages.

If you want to remove the DMs from your inbox after blocking someone, you’ll need to manually delete them. Simply go to your Direct Messages, locate the conversation with the person you blocked, and delete it. This way, you can tidy up your inbox and remove any traces of past conversations.

When You Block Someone On Twitter Do Messages Disappear:

If you see someone on Twitter who is bothering you or you simply don’t want them to interact with you anymore, blocking them can be a helpful option.

When you block someone on Twitter, the messages you’ve sent or received from them won’t disappear from your inbox.

They will still be visible to you.

However, the person you’ve blocked will no longer have access to those messages.

They won’t be able to see any new messages you send them or any past conversations you’ve had.

When you see that the messages haven’t disappeared after blocking, there’s no need to worry.

It’s normal behavior on Twitter. The messages are only visible to you, and the other person can no longer view or interact with them.

What Happens to DMs when you block someone on Twitter:

You will notice these changes:

1. Chat With the Person Gets Deleted

After blocking the person, the messages you have with the person will be deleted. You will not find his name in the chat section; everything will be over.

Chat With the Person Gets Deleted

2. You No Longer Can Find Him

If you block someone on Twitter, you won’t be able to find their account. To check it, open the Twitter app and log in to your account with your credentials.

Now you can see the search icon in the bottom bar, click on it, and in the search box, search the username of the person starting with ‘@’.

You No Longer Can Find Him

You don’t get results because you blocked him, and it only happens to you; Others won’t face it because they haven’t blocked him.

3. Your Following Will Go Away

If you block someone you follow on Twitter, his name will be removed from the following list after blocking the person.

Your Following Will Go Away

You must follow him back when you unblock the person; otherwise, he will be unfollowed.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Does Deactivating Twitter Delete DMs?

Only after the thirty days gets over, do the DMs get deleted on their own. When you’re deactivating your Twitter account, it provides you a thirty-day deactivation period. During these thirty days, all your messages and tweets are not deleted.

However just after the thirty-day deactivation period gets over, your account gets deleted permanently which deletes all the previous tweets, messages, profile information, etc. After the account gets deleted, you won’t be able to log in to your account anymore and won’t be able to have access to the DMs anymore.  

If you don’t log into your account within the 30 days of the deactivation period, your account gets deleted permanently. 

2. How to Delete Twitter DM from both sides?

On Twitter, you don’t get the option to delete DMs from both sides. Recently on many social media messaging platforms, they have introduced the feature of deleting the message from both sides. But Twitter is not one of them. Twitter doesn’t allow you to delete any sent message from both sides. It does have 

You can only delete messages and conversations from your side i.e. your account but the other person will still have it unless he or she deletes it. 

Therefore, if you’ve sent a message that you want to delete from both sides, you should know that there’s no way you can delete it because Twitter only offers the ‘Delete message for you‘ option for erasing messages from the chats. As it goes both ways, once a message has been sent to you, the sender won’t be able to delete it anymore. 

3. Does deleting Twitter delete DMs?

Once your Twitter account gets deleted, all the DMs that you’ve sent and received from your friends. Deleted accounts on Twitter cannot be reactivated at any cost. Deleting a Twitter account is a permanent action that prevents your access to old tweets and DMs. 

The privacy policy of Twitter states that only after 30 days of deactivating an account, do the messages get deleted. Before that, the DMs are safely stored and are not erased permanently.

When you’re deactivating your account, it’s a signal to the Twitter authority that this account needs to be deleted. Therefore, they’ll place it on the permanent deletion list after thirty days of the deactivation period. If you log in to your account during the deactivation period, you’ll be able to have access to your DMs again. 

4. What happens when you block someone on Twitter? 

When you block someone on Twitter whom you follow and get followed back,  it immediately unfollows your account. Any account that you block cannot follow you anymore on Twitter. You also won’t be able to view the tweets of anyone whom you block on Twitter.

Immediately after you block someone, the DM history of the person with you disappears from your account. The person won’t be able to send any messages to you anymore until you unblock him. When the blocked account wants to follow your account, he or she will see the You’re Blocked message on your profile and will immediately get to know that you’ve blocked the user. However, it won’t send any other notification otherwise. 

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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