Snapchat is a popular social media platform that allows users to share photos and videos with friends and followers? While it offers fun and creative features, it’s essential to protect users, especially young ones, from exposure to inappropriate content.

Blocking inappropriate content on Snapchat is crucial for creating a safer environment for users of all ages.

How to Set Up Snapchat Parental Controls

In this article, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to block inappropriate content on both mobile and computer versions of Snapchat, fulfilling user intent and promoting a positive and secure Snapchat experience.

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How to Block Inappropriate Content on Snapchat on Mobile Phones

  1. Login to your Snapchat app.
  2. Tap on your profile icon in the top-left corner to access your profile page.
  3. Tap the gear icon “Settings” in the top-right corner to open the Settings menu.
  4. Scroll down and select “Privacy” to access privacy settings.
  5. Under the “Who Can…” section, choose “View My Story” and set it to “Friends Only” to limit who can view your content.
  6. Similarly, set “Contact Me” to “Friends Only” to restrict who can send you snaps and messages.
  7. Turn on the “Filter Explicit Content” option to prevent the display of inappropriate content.

How to Block Inappropriate Content on Snapchat on Computer

  1. Open your web browser and login to
  2. Click on your “profile icon” to access your profile “Settings.
  3. Navigate to the “Who Can…” section and adjust “View My Story” to “Friends Only.
  4. Set “Contact Me” to “Friends Only” to limit who can send you snaps and messages.
  5. Enable the “Filter Explicit Content” option to block inappropriate content.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Can I block specific users from sending me content on Snapchat?

Yes, you can block specific users by going to their profile, clicking on the three dots (More), and selecting “Block” to prevent them from sending you snaps or messages.

Will blocking explicit content affect my overall Snapchat experience?

Filtering explicit content only removes inappropriate material from your Snapchat feed. It will not impact other features or interactions on the platform.

Can I unblock someone after blocking them?

Yes, you can unblock someone by accessing your blocked list in settings, selecting the person you want to unblock, and confirming the action.


Blocking inappropriate content on Snapchat is essential for maintaining a safe and enjoyable experience for users. By following the step-by-step instructions for both mobile and computer versions, you can customize your privacy settings and prevent exposure to inappropriate content.

With features like “Filter Explicit Content” and controlling who can view your content, you can create a secure and positive environment on Snapchat, promoting responsible usage and interactions among users.

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Harsh Prajapati is an engineering student who loves to explore tech products and write about cool things online.