Does Blocking Someone on Snapchat Delete Messages

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This is a question asked by a lot of Snapchat users and you should read this article thoroughly if you want to know what happens to messages and chats when you delete and block people.

There are times when you’ve been using Snapchat and you regret a message that you just sent and you’re looking for a way to get rid of the message. You then try all the easiest steps possible to get rid of that message you sent to that person.

Unfortunately, Snapchat doesn’t work how you think it does and there’s actually a lot you need to know when it comes to unopened messages being deleted.

Does Blocking Someone on Snapchat Delete Messages

When you block someone, they can’t see your messages on Snapchat anymore. As soon as you block them, your user profile and conversation will delete from their Snapchat and they won’t be able to see your messages.

They’ll only be able to see your messages when you’ve unblocked them. It’s also not possible to send someone messages when you’ve blocked them so even if you have sent them any messages right before you blocked them, they’ll disappear as soon as they’re blocked.

What Happens When You Send a Snapchat Message

When you send a message to your friends on Snapchat, this message is stored on Snapchats server, then it appears to the person you’re trying to send it to.

If you ‘accidentally’ send a message on Snapchat, these messages are stored and can be accessed by Snapchat. When the person receives the message you sent them, they now have a copy of the Snapchat message you sent them that’s stored on the server.

There are certain actions that you perform on Snapchat that will results in messages being deleted or not seen by the other person, however, Snapchat doesn’t make this easy for.

When You Block Someone on Snapchat Do the Messages Delete?

When you block someone on Snapchat, the messages don’t delete and they will remain there for the person to see if you were to unlock them. Snapchat does automatically delete messages and snaps if they’ve been left unopened for a long time so if you leave the person blocked for a while, then they won’t be able to see your messages even if you decide to unblock them later.

If someone has saved your messages on Snapchat and you decided to block them after they’ve saved it, then they will still be able to see the messages after you’ve blocked them.

To prevent them from seeing it, you’ll need to unblock them so you’re able to read the conversation again, then you need to delete the messages that they’ve saved. Luckily, now, Snapchat allows you to delete messages, whether they’re red or blue chat and you can do this as soon as you send them so the person on the other end doesn’t see them.

How To Block Someone On Snapchat

  1. Open the Snapchat app
  2. Find the user you want to block by going to your conversations tab or tapping the search function at the top. Then, enter their name in a search.
  3. Tap the user to open a chat.
  4. Tap the menu icon in the upper-left corner of the chat tab.
  5. Tap Block when the list of menu options that appear.
  6. Confirm your block by tapping the Block button on the confirmation box.

If I Block Someone on Snapchat Will It Delete Saved Messages?

When you block someone, saved messages won’t be deleted, but the conversation will disappear so you won’t be able to access those saved messages until you unblock them and add them again.

Saved messages will remain in the chat forever, but you won’t be able to read and access them if you’ve blocked someone. For you to access a chat and read the saved messages, you have to add them as a friend.

If you don’t add them as a friend, you won’t be able to see the saved messages that you have. If their account isn’t private and you unblock them, if they have a story up, you can reply back to it and from here you’ll be able to see the messages that were previously saved.

If You Block Someone on Snapchat Can They See Your Messages?

When you block someone, they can’t see your messages on Snapchat anymore. As soon as you block them, your user profile and conversation will disappear from their Snapchat and they won’t be able to see your messages.

They’ll only be able to see your messages when you’ve unblocked them. It’s also not possible to send someone messages when you’ve blocked them so even if you have sent them any messages right before you blocked them, they’ll disappear as soon as they’re blocked.

If You Unblock Someone on Snapchat Can You See Old Messages?

If you unblock someone, they can see old messages that were sent before you blocked them. As soon as you unblock them, they’ll be able to add you as a friend again which means that your user profile and conversation will become accessible again so they can see previous messages.

They’ll only be able to see old messages when you’ve unblocked them. as it’s not possible to see old messages when blocked due to the conversation and user profile disappearing once it happens. They can only see old saved messages, they can’t see messages that weren’t saved from before you blocked them.

If You Block Someone on Snapchat Can They See Unopened Snaps?

When you block someone, they can’t see unopened snaps. As soon as you block them, the conversation will disappear so they won’t be able to see any unopened snaps that you sent them before you blocked them.

Unopened snaps will remain in the chat for 30 days, but they won’t be able to open them once you’ve blocked them. For them to open the unopened snap, you have to add them as a friend. If you don’t add them as a friend, they won’t be able to see the unopened snap that was sent before you blocked them.

If Someone Blocked You on Snapchat Does the Conversation Disappear?

When someone blocks you on Snapchat, your conversation with them disappears from your account. As soon as they block you, their user profile and conversation disappear from your Snapchat and you won’t be able to see any messages you had with them. You’ll only be able to see your conversation with them when they’ve unblocked you.

It’s also not possible to send someone messages when they’ve blocked you so even if they have sent you any messages right before they blocked you, they’ll disappear as soon as you’re blocked because the conversation list will disappear.

What Does the Other Person See When You Block Them on Snapchat?

As soon as you block someone, they’ll see your user profile disappear from their conversation/friends list once they go on the app. From here, they won’t be able to see your account ever again, that’s until you unblock them. Apart from seeing your user profile delete from their conversation list when you block someone, they won’t see anything else. If you post a story, they won’t see it because they no longer have you as a friend.

How to Recover Snapchat Messages After Being Blocked?

After being blocked, it’s not possible to recover Snapchat messages. Once you’re blocked, you’re no longer able to access that user’s profile so it’s impossible to try and recover any messages that you’ve had with them. Since you can’t recover any messages after being blocked, you’ll have to wait till they’ve unblocked you to access your chat with them again. From here, you’ll be able to recover your Snapchat messages with them.

Your conversation with them is immediately deleted unless you screenshotted them prior. If you know they have screenshots but now you are blocked, you have zero recourse unless you know they’ll send it to you. Make sure that you have evidence of previous conversations with people if you know you’re at risk of getting blocked because once they block you, you can’t recover them.

If I Block Someone on Snapchat Will They See The Last Message I Sent

When you block someone after sending them a Snapchat message, they’re won’t be able to see the last messages that you send them before you blocked them. Deleting someone isn’t enough to tell Snapchat that you don’t want the recipient to see the last message you sent them.

There are other ways that you can stop someone from seeing your last message without having to take a step that’s too drastic such as deleting your account. A few years ago, if you wanted to stop someone from seeing a message you sent to them before they open it, you would have had to delete your account.

If you block someone on Snapchat before they open your snaps, they won’t be able to see the messages and all previous messages sent to them would be deleted. Your contact would be gone from their snap list so there would be no way for them to open the chat or view any unopened snaps you may have sent them.

If you’re worried about blocking them, then there’s still some hope. All unopened Snapchat messages get deleted if the recipient hasn’t opened the message for 30 days. So if the other person is inactive on Snapchat, then there’s still some hope that they won’t see your message.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

20 COMMENTS

  1. I have a question: my friend sent me a video and the un-added me. I havent opened the video yet. What I’m wondering, is if I open the video, she will be able to see I finally opened it? Or does she not even see my name on her history since she un-friended me? Basically, if I open it will she know?

    • No, she won’t see that you’ve opened it if she removed you as a friend because the chat disappears on her side once she’s removed you.

  2. Have you been deleted or blocked when the persons head icon changes from blue to yellow? My message says it has been delivered.

  3. Then what has happened? Have they deleted there account? I can’t add them back it just doesn’t seem to work.

  4. i was fighting with this girl and intended to block her after she opened what i said. if i block her while she’s reading it does it disappear? or does she still see it

  5. If someone deletes you and you send them a msg will they see it if they open there Snapchat from private to everyone or readd you as a friend

  6. I mistakenly sent a video to someone which is not in my friends list and I blocked him hurriedly and he hasn’t open it yet. Is there any chance he can see what I
    Accidentally sent? Or nothing at all because I blocked him?

  7. I mistakenly sent a video to someone which is not in my friends list and I blocked him hurriedly and he hasn’t open it yet. Is there any chance he can see what I
    Accidentally sent?

  8. So I blocked someone and their chat disappeared from my chat list i saved a lot of messages in it and do not know how to recover it without adding them as friends again I can unblock if needed. Is there any way that these chats can be recovered?

  9. Someone who was on my friends list before sent me a message , now this person isn’t my friend. So I changed my settings to everyone contact me, and I see this person sent me a messages, I opened it, but for someone reason it show that I sent a message to this person which I havent it shows on there end as opened. Which in reality I opened the message I received from this person, why

  10. i accidentally sent someone a photo that was meant for another friend of mine. the person didn’t open the snap yet but i blocked her, will this be able to stop her from seeing the picture? also, if i want to add her back (unblock), will she still be able to view the picture after i unblock her? someone please reply asap

  11. if i send someone something accidentally and then block them to stop them from seeing it, but add them back the next day, will the snapchat that i dont want them to see still be available to opened by them?

  12. I set a message and snap to someone and then blocked them they didnt open it . Can they still see what i sent them?

  13. I am getting ready to block a ex and there are pictures saved in the chat. Once I block him will he be able to see those pictures since they were saved in tbe chat or not? Need an answer so u can move on with my life and I know if I go in to delete the saved pictures he will know. I dont want anymore drama.

    • they’ll still be saved in the chat, but your user profile will be gone from Snapchat so he won’t be able to open the chat and see the picture cos your conversation will disappear on the chats page as soon as you block him.

  14. Can I block someone from sending out pictures to my instagram account followers and those I’m following. They have taken screenshots of the pictures and messages. Anything I can do to prevent this from happening?

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