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You can block a Pinner if you don’t want them to interact with you. But keep in mind that Pinterest profiles are public. Blocking doesn’t prevent a Pinner from seeing your profile or Pins.
 
There isn’t a list of who you’ve blocked, but you can always visit a Pinner’s profile to see if you’ve blocked them.
 
If your interaction with another Pinner rises to the level of bullying or harassment, follow our reporting guidelines. If you’re ever concerned about your safety, contact a law enforcement agency.
 
Block someone
Unblock someone
What happens when you block someone
Why you might’ve been blocked
To block someone:
  1. From their profile, click the gear menu
  2. Click Block, then confirm it
Trying to block an advertiser on Pinterest? Follow the same process!
 

To unblock someone:
  1. From their profile, click the gear menu
  2. Click Unblock, then confirm it
When you unblock someone, you won’t automatically follow them again, and the Pinner won’t be notified.
 
 

When you block someone:
  1. You and the Pinner will no longer be able to interact with each other—no Pinning, commenting or messaging.
  2. You and the Pinner will unfollow each other.
  3. Your mutual likes and Pins—likes you’ve left on their Pins, or Pins you found through them—will stay the same. You’ll need to unlike or remove each Pin or like one-by-one.
  4. The Pinner will not be notified. They’ll only be alerted if they try to follow you or interact with your Pins.
  5. The Pinner will still appear in search, topic feeds and group boards.

If you're seeing an error that you've been blocked by someone, it's most likely that your interaction with them was outside of their comfort zone.
 
We want to make sure everyone's comfortable when using Pinterest—blocking is a simple way to allow Pinners to control the kinds of discussions or interactions they have on Pinterest.
 
Blocking doesn't necessarily mean you've violated our Terms of Service or our Acceptable Use Policy.
 

Tips and Troubleshooting

If you block someone, they can still see your public boards and Pins. If you have Pins that you want to keep private, try Pinning to a secret board.
You can block a Pinner if you don’t want them interacting with you anymore. We’ll block interactions between you and that Pinner, like following, messages and more.
 
There isn’t a list of who you’ve blocked, but you can always visit a Pinner’s profile to see if you’ve blocked them.
 
If your interaction with another Pinner rises to the level of bullying or harassment, follow our reporting guidelines. If you’re ever concerned about your safety, contact a law enforcement agency.
 
Block someone
Unblock someone
What happens when you block someone
Why you might’ve been blocked
To block someone:
  1. From their profile, tap the flag button above their name
  2. Tap Block
Trying to block an advertiser on Pinterest? Follow the same process!
 

To unblock someone:
  1. From their profile, tap the Unblock button above their profile photo
When you unblock someone, you won’t automatically follow them again, and the Pinner won’t be notified.

When you block someone:
  1. You and the Pinner will no longer be able to interact with each other—no Pinning. commenting or messaging.
  2. You and the Pinner will unfollow each other.
  3. Your mutual likes and Pins—likes you’ve left on their Pins, or Pins you found through them—will stay the same. You’ll need to unlike or remove each Pin or like one-by-one.
  4. The Pinner will not be notified. They’ll only be alerted if they try to follow you or interact with your Pins.
  5. The Pinner will still appear in search, topic feeds and group boards.

If you're seeing an error that you've been blocked by someone, it's most likely that your interaction with them was outside of their comfort zone.
 
We want to make sure everyone's comfortable when using Pinterest—blocking is a simple way to allow Pinners to control the kinds of discussions or interactions they have on Pinterest.
 
Blocking doesn't necessarily mean you've violated our Terms of Service or our Acceptable Use Policy.
 

Tips and Troubleshooting

If you block someone, they can still see your public boards and Pins. If you have Pins that you want to keep private, try Pinning to a secret board.
You can block a Pinner if you don’t want them interacting with you anymore. We’ll block interactions between you and that Pinner, like following, messages and more.
 
There isn’t a list of who you’ve blocked, but you can always visit a Pinner’s profile to see if you’ve blocked them.
 
If your interaction with another Pinner rises to the level of bullying or harassment, follow our reporting guidelines. If you’re ever concerned about your safety, contact a law enforcement agency.
 
Block someone
Unblock someone
What happens when you block someone
Why you might’ve been blocked
To block someone:
  1. From their profile, tap the flag button above their name
  2. Tap Block
Trying to block an advertiser on Pinterest? Follow the same process!

To unblock someone:
  1. From their profile, tap the Unblock button above their profile photo
When you unblock someone, you won’t automatically follow them again, and the Pinner won’t be notified
 

When you block someone:
  1. You and the Pinner will no longer be able to interact with each other—no Pinning. commenting or messaging.
  2. You and the Pinner will unfollow each other.
  3. Your mutual likes and Pins—likes you’ve left on their Pins, or Pins you found through them—will stay the same. You’ll need to unlike or remove each Pin or like one-by-one.
  4. The Pinner will not be notified. They’ll only be alerted if they try to follow you or interact with your Pins.
  5. The Pinner will still appear in search, topic feeds and group boards.

If you're seeing an error that you've been blocked by someone, it's most likely that your interaction with them was outside of their comfort zone.
 
We want to make sure everyone's comfortable when using Pinterest—blocking is a simple way to allow Pinners to control the kinds of discussions or interactions they have on Pinterest.
 
Blocking doesn't necessarily mean you've violated our Terms of Service or our Acceptable Use Policy.

Tips and Troubleshooting

If you block someone, they can still see your public boards and Pins. If you have Pins that you want to keep private, try Pinning to a secret board.
You can block a Pinner if you don’t want them interacting with you anymore. We’ll block interactions between you and that Pinner, like following, messages and more.
 
There isn’t a list of who you’ve blocked, but you can always visit a Pinner’s profile to see if you’ve blocked them.
 
If your interaction with another Pinner rises to the level of bullying or harassment, follow our reporting guidelines. If you’re ever concerned about your safety, contact a law enforcement agency.
 
Block someone
Unblock someone
What happens when you block someone
Why you might’ve been blocked
To block someone:
  1. From their profile, tap the flag button above their name
  2. Tap Block
Trying to block an advertiser on Pinterest? Follow the same process!
 

To unblock someone:
  1. From their profile, tap the Unblock button above their profile photo
When you unblock someone, you won’t automatically follow them again, and the Pinner won’t be notified.
 

When you block someone:
  1. You and the Pinner will no longer be able to interact with each other—no Pinning. commenting or messaging.
  2. You and the Pinner will unfollow each other.
  3. Your mutual likes and Pins—likes you’ve left on their Pins, or Pins you found through them—will stay the same. You’ll need to unlike or remove each Pin or like one-by-one.
  4. The Pinner will not be notified. They’ll only be alerted if they try to follow you or interact with your Pins.
  5. The Pinner will still appear in search, topic feeds and group boards.

If you're seeing an error that you've been blocked by someone, it's most likely that your interaction with them was outside of their comfort zone.
 
We want to make sure everyone's comfortable when using Pinterest—blocking is a simple way to allow Pinners to control the kinds of discussions or interactions they have on Pinterest.
 
Blocking doesn't necessarily mean you've violated our Terms of Service or our Acceptable Use Policy.
 

Tips and Troubleshooting

If you block someone, they can still see your public boards and Pins. If you have Pins that you want to keep private, try Pinning to a secret board.

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