How to Unblock blocked People in Google Plus

by Venkat eswarlu on November 25, 2012

in How to,tips and tricks

If you’ve accidentally blocked someone or more than one person in Google Plus, here is how to unblock them. To prevent Google+ from becoming a noisy place like Twitter we can block people in our circles so that their content won’t appear again in our Streams. Blocking someone isn’t difficult thing, but unblocking of that person really takes some digging in Google plus, in this post I will tell you how to unblock blocked persons in Google Plus.

Update 18/09/2013: Updated the post according to latest Google Plus design changes.

FYI this is what happens when you block a person in Google’s social network

  • You can’t see his content in your stream.
  • That person won’t be able to comment on your content.
  • He will be removed from your circles and extended circles.
  • and that person can’t see your public posts.

To Unblock a blocked person in Google+

1. Sign into Google plus with your email and password

2. Click on Circles, from Actions drop down menu select “View blocked” 

Hover on Home button, select People, click on your circles and from Actions drop down below choose “view blocked”

Or make your life more easier, after signing into your G+ account, directly visit this URL in browser https://plus.google.com/u/0/circles which highlights your Circles section. Then you can select View Blocked from Actions.

blocked people in Google plus use unblock button thumb How to Unblock blocked People in Google Plus

3. Click on “Unblock” link opposite to persons who you wish to see in your stream and finally click on “Done” button to save changes to reflect in other Google sites also.

You might not know this – a blocked contact won’t able to chat with you in other Google network sites such as Gmail or Orkut until you unblock him in G+.

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freezerburn April 1, 2013 at 6:52 pm

These instructions are out of date, please update them immediately or remove the false information. There is no actions drop down anymore and the interface has updated, please do not spread obsolete misinformation.

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sahar xafar April 8, 2013 at 2:54 am

Thanks ……………………………………….

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Venkat eswarlu April 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

You’re welcome Sahar.

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Mimi September 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

There’s no Circles anywhere. What are you talking about? How to unblock it?

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Venkat eswarlu September 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Google keeps changing design for their products and Google Plus is not an exception. I’ve updated the post, have a look and let me know its working for you.

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