How to see how many accounts have blocked you on Twitter
Twitter blocking is a common occurrence that prevents specific accounts from viewing your tweets or interacting with you on the platform. But if you suspect you’ve been blocked by a number of users, how can you check the total number of accounts that have blocked you? There are a few simple methods to see your blocked account count on Twitter.
What is Twitter Blocking and Why Does it Happen?
On Twitter, blocking is a privacy feature that allows users to restrict specific accounts from contacting them, seeing their tweets, and viewing their profile.
If you’ve exhibited harassing, offensive, or abusive conduct toward another user, blocking is a typical response.
Aggressively promoting your content, repeatedly tagging irrelevant users, or posting duplicate tweets can prompt blocks for spamming.
Heated arguments and differing opinions, especially on controversial topics, can lead users to block those they disagree with.
In rare cases, a user may block you thinking you are a different person with a similar username.
Being blocked means you can no longer interact with that user’s tweets or profile. And they will no longer see your activity. You are essentially invisible to each other on Twitter.
How to Tell If You’ve Been Blocked by Individual Twitter Accounts
- You can no longer view their profile or read their tweets when logged into your account. An error message will appear.
- Your tweets and comments no longer show up as notifications for that person or in their mentions.
- You are unable to follow that user from your account. The “Follow” button will be missing.
- Direct messages can no longer be sent between you and that blocked account.
- If one or more of these issues arise when interacting with a specific Twitter user, they have likely blocked you.
Checking Your Total Number of Blocked Accounts
Beyond individual cases of blocking, you may want to know the overall number of accounts that have blocked you on Twitter. There are a few ways to check this statistic:
Using Twitter’s Website
- Go to Twitter.com and log into your account.
- Click your profile icon in the top left corner.
- Select “Settings and privacy” from the dropdown menu.
- Click “Privacy and safety” on the left sidebar.
- Scroll down and click “Blocked accounts”.
- Your total number of blocked accounts will be displayed.
Using the Twitter Mobile App
- Open the Twitter app and log in.
- Tap your profile icon in the bottom right.
- Choose “Settings and privacy” from the menu.
- Select “Privacy and safety”.
- Scroll down and tap “Blocked accounts”.
- You’ll see the total number of accounts that have blocked you.
Via Third-Party Sites
Several third-party tools can also reveal your blocked account count by connecting to your Twitter profile.
- Twitter Audit
What Does Your Block Count Mean?
Monitoring your block count regularly allows you to get an idea of how often you are being blocked on Twitter. A high number of blocks may signal that your account’s behavior needs to change.
But in most cases, a few blocks are nothing to worry about. Being blocked is an inevitable part of using Twitter unless you are extremely cautious. Focus on posting quality content, avoiding arguments, and not aggressively promoting your account. This can minimize the chances of users blocking you.
By regularly checking your blocked account count through Twitter or third-party tools, you gain valuable insight into how your account’s presence and engagement is received. This allows you to learn and adapt over time, becoming a better and more constructive Twitter user.