Important: These steps are for Teams for personal and small business use only. They will not work if you are using Teams with your work or school account.

In Teams for personal and small business use, you have the option to block a contact, if necessary.

To block a contact in a chat:

  1. From the Chat tab, tap and hold on the person you want to block.

  2. Tap Block.

Note: If you block someone in one of your group chats, their messages will still be visible in that group. You will need to remove the participant from that group to stop receiving their messages.

To block someone in the Communities preview in Teams:

  1. From the Communities tab in the Teams app, tap the community you want to block a member in.

  2. Tap the community name at the top of the screen.

  3. In the Members section, tap either Manage, if you are an owner, or See all, if you are a member.

  4. Tap the person you want to block, then tap Block contact.

Note: If you block someone in one of your communities, their messages will still be visible in that community. A community owner will need to remove the participant from that community to stop receiving their messages.

To unblock a contact in Teams:

  1. Tap your profile picture or More  More button.

  2. Tap Settings  Settings button.

  3. Tap People People button, then tap Blocked contacts.

  4. Find the contact you want, then tap Unblock contact.

To block a contact in a chat:

  1. From the Chat tab, swipe left on the person you want to block.

  2. Tap More  More options button.

  3. Tap Block.

Note: If you block someone in one of your group chats, their messages will still be visible in that group. You will need to remove the participant from that group to stop receiving their messages.

To block someone in the Communities preview in Teams:

  1. From the Communities tab in the Teams app, tap the community you want to block a member in.

  2. Tap the community name at the top of the screen.

  3. In the People section, tap either Manage members, if you are an owner, or See all, if you are a member.

  4. Tap the person you want to block.

  5. Tap View profile, then tap Block contact.

Note: If you block someone in one of your communities, their messages will still be visible in that community. A community owner will need to remove the participant from that community to stop receiving their messages.

To unblock a contact in Teams: 

  1. Tap your profile picture or More  More button.

  2. Tap Settings  Settings button.

  3. Tap People  People button, then tap Blocked contacts.

  4. Find the contact you want, then tap Unblock.

To block a contact:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. From the Chat tab, hover your mouse over the person you want to block.

    Tip: If you can't find the contact you're looking for, you can use Search at the top of the window to find them.

  3. Select More options More options button.

  4. Select Block.

Note: If you block someone who is in one of your groups, their messages will still be visible in that group. You will need to remove the participant from that group to stop receiving their messages.

To unblock a contact in Teams for Windows 10: 

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Select Settings and more More options button  near your profile picture.

  3. Select Settings  Settings button.

  4. Select Privacy, then select Edit blocked contacts.

  5. Find the contact you want, then select Unblock.

To unblock a contact in Teams for Windows 11: 

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Select Settings and more More options button  near your profile picture.

  3. Select Settings  Settings button.

  4. Select People, then select Manage blocked users.

  5. Find the contact you want, then select Unblock.

To block a contact:

  1. From the Chat tab, hover your mouse over the person you want to block.

    Tip: If you can't find the contact you're looking for, you can use Search at the top of the window to find them.

  2. Select More options More options button.

  3. Select Block.

Note: If you block someone who is in one of your groups, their messages will still be visible in that group. You will need to remove the participant from that group to stop receiving their messages.

To unblock a contact in Teams: 

  1. Select Settings and more More options button  near your profile picture.

  2. Select Settings  Settings button.

  3. Select Privacy, then select Edit blocked contacts.

  4. Find the contact you want, then select Unblock.

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