How to Block & Unblock someone on PayPal in 2023?

Using PayPal saves effort and time while paying for goods from Clients and customers. Also, PayPal is the most secure payment platform when we are receiving payments from Unknown people.

While making transactions with Clients, you can experience some unwanted behavior from them.

So, we can restrict or block them by using a simple method which we're going to explain here. let's get started with it.

Now the path to the Contacts page has been changed since 2022, a method is updated until Nov 2023 with the new path.

    How to Block & Unblock Someone on a PayPal Business Account?

    Actually, PayPal doesn't allow us to block someone directly on PayPal, but, we can do some alternative methods to Block them.

    To Block Someone on PayPal, we can either

    • Block the Contact from the PayPal
    • Delete their Contact from our PayPal¬†Contacts list
    • Block the Payment coming from their end

    Steps to Block or Unblock Someone on PayPal are as follows.

    Block someone on PayPal Business

    1. Log in to PayPal using your account

    2. Select the Pay & Get Paid menu option

    3. Choose Send Payments under the Make Payments section

    Contacts page on PayPal business

    4. Switch to the Contacts tab and the Contact list will appear

    Block contacts on paypal

    5. Choose any one Contact and Select Block this contact option(As shown in the screenshot)

    Just follow the steps given in the pop-up. So, the specific contact will get added to the Blocked list.

    Unblock someone on PayPal

    Blocking and Unblocking both have the same path to reach that specific option. Or you can follow this shortcut path to reach directly to the Contact list.

    1. Select the Request Payments under the Menu bar option Pay & Get paid.

    2. Now, you'll get to see a horizontal list of available PayPal Contacts

    3. Select the Manage Contacts option at the bottom of the Contacts list

    4. Again at the bottom of the list, you'll find the View blocked contacts option

    Blocked contacts list paypal

    5. From here you can Unblock blocked contacts

    This is the latest 2023 technique to Block and unblock any contact from your contact list.

    How to Block & Unblock Someone on a PayPal Personal Account?

    If you own a PayPal Personal/Individual account, then you can block or unblock others easily. Just refer to the following steps:

    Block someone on PayPal Personal

    1. Open your PayPal Personal account

    2. Navigate to the Send and Request tab

    3. Select the Contacts option and choose the person's contact name that you want to block

    4. Now, it will open the contact details of the person

    5. You have to select Block this contact option

    You've successfully blocked the contact on your PayPal personal account and you'll not get any requests or messages from that blocked person anymore.

    Unblock someone on PayPal Personal

    1. Open your PayPal Business account

    2. Navigate to the path - Send and Request tab > Contacts

    3. Now, select the View blocked contacts option and here you'll find the Blocked contact list

    You can unblock them just by opening and selecting the Unblock option! 

    Alternate way - Block someone on a PayPal Personal or Business account!

    If you're not able to Block or facing issues while blocking, you can connect with PayPal support and provide the details about the person you want to block.

    The PayPal support team will take your feedback and blacklist that person from your account on your behalf.

    So, you will not get any unwanted payment requests from them until you accept them. This method will work for both Personal and business accounts.

    How to delete Contacts on PayPal?

    If you don't want to block someone, you can simply delete the contact from your PayPal account.

    To delete the contacts on Paypal consists of the following steps:

    1. Open the Invoicing section and select the Setting(Gear) option
    2. Then choose Customers from the list
    3. Select the respective Customer which you want to delete
    4. Tap the Delete contact button

    There is another way to delete the Contacts from Paypal. Follow the given steps

    1. Follow the path - Pay & Get Paid(PayPal Menu) > Send Payments > Contacts
    2. Select the contact that you want to delete and Choose the Remove this Contact option

    Keep note that once you delete any contact from PayPal, you can't restore it in PayPal contacts.

    How to block someone on the PayPal Mobile app?

    The PayPal website and Mobile app, both have the same steps to execute for Blocking contacts on the PayPal platform. In this article, we've given steps for the Website.

    But, don't worry Mobile app also has similar steps. Just try to find the correct name of the option while following the path.

    How to block someone from requesting money on PayPal?

    Can I block someone from requesting money on Paypal? - Yes, you can.

    Just like blocking contacts on PayPal, you can block someone from requesting money by following the below steps.

    1. Log in to your PayPal app or website

    2. Then, navigate to Settings using the Gear button

    3. Under settings, Select Selling Tools

    4. Head towards the Getting Paid and Managing My Risks page and then select the Update option

    5. After that select the Block Payments button

    What happens when you block someone on Paypal?

    When we Block someone on Paypal, the Blocked contact will not be able to send money to your account. Along with that, they can't also contact you through PayPal.

    When we block someone, then the blocked person will not be able to request money or send money requests. That person will be completely restricted from doing any transaction with you.


    From the above article, we've concluded that  You can Block and unblock any person from your Contacts list. If you are not able to block them, you can delete them permanently.

    Still not able to delete or if you don't want to delete contacts, Block the receiving Payment from them. We hope that the given tutorial will help you to Block and unblock someone from your Contact list.

    If you have any questions regarding Restricting someone from requesting payment or sending payment. Please contact us through the comment section given below.