How to Unfriend Someone on Snapchat + 7 Don’ts on Snapchat

This post explains how to unfriend someone on Snapchat step-by-step. Just in case you have some difficulty to follow the written guides, I included a video instruction for you. Lastly, we will learn 7 things you shouldn’t do to prevent you from being unfriended by others.

How to Unfriend Someone on Snapchat

In a virtual world, it is much easier to make a friend than it is in the real world. On a social platform, you only need to move your fingertips (like Thanos?). Like the old saying, “Easy come easy go”, the friends you added without careful thinking may not actually those you don’t want to get along. Don’t worry. It is also easy to unfriend someone on Snapchat.

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
  2. Go to your friend list by swiping left and find the friend you want to remove.
  3. Press and hold the friend’s name until the app shows an option list.
  4. Near the bottom, tap the more option.
  5. Tap the remove button and confirm that you want to remove the person from your list.

That’s it. You just unfriended the person. You no longer have to be bothered by the person. What if removing is not enough? You can consider to use the blocking feature. If you block someone, it will not only remove the person from your friend list, he or she cannot even contact you and you cannot contact that person either.

How to Block Someone on Snapchat

How you block someone on Snapchat is almost the same as how you did for unfriending. Until step 4, it is the same.

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
  2. Go to your friend list by swiping left and find the friend you want to remove.
  3. Press and hold the friend’s name until the app shows an option list.
  4. Near the bottom, tap the more option.
  5. This time, find the block button and press it.
  6. Confirm that you want to block the person.

After this, the person will not be able to reach out to you.

Remove vs. Block

To make things clear, let me talk more about removing versus blocking someone on Snapchat.


Removing means that you will no longer see the posts from the person removed.


Blocking is more powerful than removing. You and the blocked person will not be able to see each other’s post. Plus, it will block any communications between two of you.

Video Guide

If you found that the written guides are difficult to follow, check this video.

How to Delete and Block Friends on Snapchat

By now, you should be able to achieve your goal on Snapchat.

Before you go, I want you to mind that you are also not totally free from being unfriended by someone else. There is a way to check if someone unadded you on Snapchat. You might not really mind being removed from someone’s friend’s list. But, if you do or if you want to know what you shouldn’t do on Snapchat, the next section can be helpful.

7 Don’ts on Snapchat

I researched this topic and checked several websites talking about Snapchat manners. I collected the 7 most compelling tips for you. You may have unfriended the person due to some of these reasons I guess.

Don’t over-snap during a day

Don’t be too enthusiastic with your Snapchat. Frequent posting might be beneficial on some other social platforms, but not on Snapchat. This post also recommends that you need to snap only once or twice per week. Plus, the more recent your post is, the higher your name would be listed on the “Recent Updates” list. This means that don’t snap all at once. Make your snap schedule more regular over each week so that you can raise a chance of being seen other people.

Don’t write your story too long

Being overly frequent is a problem so is the length of your post. This rule tends to apply to many other social platforms. People simply don’t like lengthy posts. If you can deliver a powerful message in a short post, people would love it.

Don’t snap similar stories

When it comes to the content of your snaps, repetitive and similar posts are also something you should avoid. If viewers keep seeing similar snaps, they will start to lose their interest in your snaps. Even if you post a fresh and interesting snap, they might just ignore it. If you use Snapchat for marketing, you might want to consider letting a different member of your team post a snap. This can help to create brilliant content.

Don’t emphasize sound in your snap

I believe that most of the social app users use their smartphone to check the social stream. And, many of them are likely to be outside and in the middle of walking or traveling by public transportation. Under these circumstances, chances are they cannot hear what you say on Snapchat. Instead of using audio, you might want to consider using images, captions, emojis, and other visual elements. If your contents need a lot of text, you might want to consider posting it on other platforms such as Facebook or Twitter that are more text-friendly.

Don’t post pointless snap

This problem might be solved if you reduce your posting frequency. That’s because when you have to select a few snaps to post, you will want to snap the most important ones. Why would you want to snap about your breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, coffee, snacks, weather, and other small things? This Vogue post points out “Writing ‘standard morning view’ from an amazing hotel room and sending it to a bunch of people won’t win you any favour.” If you want to show off these things, try to do it with a big of humor.

Don’t stalk someone’s snap

On Snapchat, people can tell who watched their snaps. This Metro article, “How to see who viewed your Snapchat story and stop someone seeing your stories“, explains how. If you don’t have any good relationship with someone and keep stalking the person’s contents, you might be caught and embarrassed.

Don’t ignore Snapchat’s community guidelines

Last but not least, Snapchat has community guidelines for users to follow. These guidelines explain what you shouldn’t do on Snapchat. These are critical rules and you must follow them. If you violate these rules, Snapchat may terminate your account or report to law enforcement. Snapchat, like other social platforms, is a powerful tool to share your stories with the rest of the world. Thus you should hold responsibility for what you show on the platform.


We have learned how to unfriend someone on Snapchat and the differences between removing and blocking your friend. In addition, the post shared the 7 don’ts on Snapchat. I hope that you have been able to unfriend the person. If you remember those 7 tips, you will become a better Snapchat user.

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