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How to block a contact in Microsoft Teams

With a 1,000% increase in usage at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft Teams’ deep integration with Office 365 makes it one of the most popular collaboration tools. The app works on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. Apart from being a collaboration software, the app also offers video conferencing and chat messaging features, in this guide we will learn how to block a contact in Microsoft Teams.

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To call or send a message to someone using the Teams app, all you have to do is make sure they are in your contact list. However, you can block them if you no longer want the individual to contact you on the Microsoft Teams platform. Here’s how it works:

note: The blocking option is only available for personal Microsoft Teams accounts.

Block a contact in Microsoft Teams for ANDROID

If you’re on an Android device, here’s how to block a contact on Microsoft Teams:

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Teams and tap Chat at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 2: Select the contact or chat you want to block by tapping and holding on it for a few seconds.

Step 3: Select the block option to block the contact.

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To unblock a contact on Microsoft Teams for Android, you can follow the same steps as above. However, if the contact is no longer in the recent chat list, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Teams and tap your profile picture.

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Step 2: Click on Settings from the menu options.

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Step 3: Scroll through the list of options on the Settings page and select People.

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Step 5: Tap Unblock Contact.

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BLOCK A CONTACT IN MICROSOFT TEAM FOR IOS

Here’s how to block a contact on Microsoft Teams on your iOS device:

Step 1: Launch the Teams app from your device’s home screen.

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Step 2: At the bottom of the screen, tap Chat.

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Step 3: Select the contact or chat you want to block by clicking on it.

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Step 4: At the top of the screen, tap on the contact’s name.

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Step 5: After the chat details window opens, tap on the contact’s name again.

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Step 6: Click on Block Contact.

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To unblock a contact on Microsoft Teams for iOS, you can follow the same steps as above. However, if the contact is no longer in the recent chat list, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Teams and tap your profile picture.

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Step 2: Click on Settings from the menu options.

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Step 3: Scroll through the list of options on the Settings page and select People.

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Step 4: Tap on Blocked Contacts and select the contact you want to unblock by tapping on it.

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Step 5: Tap Unblock Contact.

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Block a Contact in Microsoft Teams for Windows

Check the steps below for steps to block a contact on Microsoft Teams for Windows.

Step 1: Run Microsoft Teams on your computer.

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Step 2: Select the Chat tab and hover over the contact you want to block. You can use the search option to locate the contact if it is not already in the recent chat list.

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Step 3: Click on the three horizontal dots next to the contact’s name, also known as More options.

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Step 4: From the listed options, select Block, and instead of seeing the status of the contact, you’ll see a new flag showing that it’s been blocked.

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To unblock a contact on Microsoft Teams when using a Windows PC, you can use the same steps as above. However, if the contact is no longer in the recent chat list, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click the three horizontal dots, also known as settings and more, next to your profile picture.

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Step 2: Click Settings.

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Step 3: Click Privacy and click Edit blocked contacts or Managed blocked users if you are using Windows 11.

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for step 4: Select the contact you want to unblock and tap Unblock.

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Repair status not showing in Microsoft Teams

By blocking a contact in Microsoft Teams, their status changes to Blocked. You can check out our guide on fixing Microsoft Teams now showing status on Windows.

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