Reddit revamps its blocking feature (and now it works!)

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Reddit is doing a major overhaul of its blocking feature. It now behaves like on other social platforms.

Reddit is constantly working on its platform to offer its millions of users the most fluid and successful experience possible. Lately, they complained about a blocking feature that really left something to be desired. The platform has therefore revised its copy so that this option is similar to what other social platforms offer. With this change, blocking a user on Reddit not only blocks that person’s posts, preventing them from appearing, but also prevents them from viewing or interacting with your posts.

Reddit is getting a major overhaul of its blocking feature

This may all seem obvious, but until now blocking someone on Reddit was more like muting in the sense that it only worked one way. This therefore made the function quite ineffective for users who had to face any harassment. Blocking the author or authors of this harassment absolutely did not prevent this or the latter from interacting with the posts of the victims.

It now behaves like on other social platforms

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Now, when someone who’s been blocked comes across that user’s posts or comments, the content will appear as if it’s been deleted. Profiles will also be inaccessible after a user is blocked. (An exception for moderators, who will still be able to see posts from users who blocked them if they appear in the subreddit they administer.)

On the flip side, so to speak, Reddit is changing the way content from blocked users appears to those who set up the block to better protect against harassment. Now those who have blocked someone will still be able to see their posts, but the content will appear folded by default. Reddit says it wants to keep these posts accessible so users can use reporting features and take action against potential harassment.

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