How to Block Someone on Fiverr

How to Block Someone on Fiverr: Quick and Easy Solution to Avoid Troublesome Users

Key Takeaways

You must be on the Fiverr app to block someone. The option to block a user from the website interface does not have the option to block a seller or buyer. 

To block a user go to their profile and select the dropdown from a previous message or sale. From there select the block option and confirm. We’ll dive a bit deeper below.

In this guide, we’ll provide a swift and straightforward method to filter out troublesome users and preserve your peace of mind so you can focus on what you do best—delivering exceptional service and growing your business. 

Let’s start and learn how to create a distraction-free workspace within the Fiverr ecosystem.

Why Blocking Someone is Necessary on Fiverr

How to Block Someone on Fiverr: Quick and Easy Solution to Avoid Troublesome Users

Protecting Personal Information

As a Fiverr user, safeguarding your data should be a top priority. The platform is a thriving marketplace where you might engage with a diverse range of buyers and sellers. 

However, there can be instances where you wish to cut ties with someone due to privacy concerns. Blocking can prevent unwanted access to your information and interactions.

Maintaining Professional Boundaries

Only some relationships on Fiverr flourish as expected. Sometimes, a connection might become too casual, too demanding, or even too impolite, blurring the lines of professionalism. 

Blocking ensures you can reinstate a clear boundary without risking further unsolicited communication or interactions.

Avoiding Potential Scams or Disputes

Like any marketplace, Fiverr may expose you to the risk of scams or undesirable sales interactions, which can sometimes escalate into disputes. 

Blocking someone can be a preemptive measure to remove yourself from a potentially contentious situation, giving you peace of mind regarding the safety and legitimacy of your transactions.

Steps to Block Someone on Fiverr

Blocking someone is a straightforward but essential action if you have a problematic buyer or seller. You must download the Fiverr app to perform this action as it is not an option on the website. 
Depending on whether the person you want to block is a buyer or seller, the process may vary slightly, but overall, it’s about the same. Here’s a step-by-step guide to accomplish this:

Steps to Block Someone on Fiverr

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Step 1: Accessing the User Profile
Step 1: Accessing the User Profile

Locate the profile of the person you wish to block. You can search for their username or find them in your messages or sales history. Click on their profile to access their information. Simply click on the message icon at the bottom of the app to access recent messages.

Step 2: Selecting the "Block" Option
Step 2: Selecting the “Block” Option

Once you’re on the member’s profile, look at the top right of the screen for the three dots menu.

Step 3: Initiate the User Block
Step 3: Initiate the User Block

After selecting the 3 dots menu in the top right a dropdown will appear. From there the dropdown will show with the ‘Block’ button. Click on it to initiate the blocking process.

Step 4: Confirming the Block
Step 4: Confirming the Block

Fiverr may ask you to confirm if you wish to block the user. Confirm this action; the user will be added to your block list. Note that sometimes, they don’t ask for confirmation of the user block.

You won’t be able to see their activities on the platform, and they won’t be able to contact or interact with you in any way. You can unblock someone if you decide to later. 

Additional Considerations

Reporting Abusive or Fraudulent Behavior

In severe cases, where a user’s behavior violates Fiverr’s terms of service or crosses legal boundaries, it’s not enough to block them. 

Fiverr encourages users to report such incidents to ensure the community’s safety and reputation.

Managing Blocked Users’ Messages and Notifications

After blocking a user, you probably would prefer to avoid seeing their content in your inbox. Fiverr provides tools to manage these interactions. 

Visit your settings to filter and control messages and notifications from users on your block list.

Best Practices for Managing Connections on Fiverr

Setting Clear Boundaries and Expectations

From the outset, be clear about what you offer or expect. Use your profile information to communicate and manage expectations, and be bold in reminding users about your terms if they stray from them.

Communicating Openly and Professionally

In all your interactions on Fiverr, maintain a professional and courteous tone. Communicate your concerns with the other party before blocking if you feel uncomfortable or unsatisfied.

Utilizing Fiverr’s Resolution Center for Disputes

In the event of a disagreement or dispute, consider using Fiverr’s built-in resolution center. This is a fair and transparent way to address issues and find a resolution that satisfies both parties.

In The Old Days

In The Old Days

This feature has been on Fiverr but was only sometimes available. It was a big hassle for sellers because users you knew would be a problem could still order from you. 

The only recourse you had was to cancel the order, which hurt your seller ratings, response rate, and more. Many sellers would keep a sheet with problematic buyers and share that list with other sellers to save potential buyers from wasting their time. 

Luckily, that’s not the case now and you can quickly block someone on Fiverr. 


Being able to block someone on Fiverr is more than just knowing a technical process—it’s a fundamental skill in managing the integrity and professional standing of your freelance or business endeavors. 

By understanding when and how to block, you protect your online privacy and contribute to the overall health and safety of the Fiverr ecosystem and your mental health since you won’t be dealing with troublesome users.

We encourage you to explore Fiverr’s functionalities for managing your connections and be proactive in maintaining a positive, professional, and secure online experience. 

As the gig economy grows, honing these skills will ensure you continue to benefit from your association with this vibrant digital marketplace. And if you haven’t signed up with Fiverr yet, be sure to check it out using the button below:

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