How to block a player from communicating with you

Block a gamertag

If you don’t want to receive communications from a specific player on Xbox One, you can block that player. Do this by selecting the player’s gamertag from within the game and blocking the player. If the person is no longer playing the game, you can search and block the person through the Profile app.

The block only applies to communications such as messaging. The blocked player will not be able to send you messages, unless you first send a message to that player. However, a blocked player can still join games with you.

To block a player:

  1. To return to the Home screen, press the Xbox button on your controller or say “Xbox, go home.”
  2. Go to the Friends hub on the right and select the Friends tile.
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  1. Select Friends or Recent players, and then select the gamertag that you want to block.
    Note If you block a gamertag in your Friends list, that gamertag is removed from your Friends list.
  2. Select Report or block, and then select Block from the list.

Remove a block from a player

If you block someone by accident or you want to “un-do” a block, follow these steps:

Note To add a blocked gamertag back to your Friends list, go to that player’s profile, select Unblock, and then select Add friend.

  1. To return to the Home screen, press the Xbox button or say “Xbox, go home.”
  2. Go to the Friends hub on the right and select the Friends tile.
  3. Press the Menu button on your controller.
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  1. Select People I’ve blocked.
  2. Find the person to unblock.
  3. Select Unblock.

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