We designed VSCO to be a safe space by incorporating tools that help Creators control their experiences on the platform.
One of those tools is blocking, which allows you to restrict who can follow you, message you, join a Space you’ve created, favorite your content, or publish your content to their Collection.
Blocking on VSCO
Your VSCO profile is public. While a blocked Creator is not able to follow you, message you, or interact with you or your content, blocking does not prevent them from viewing your VSCO Profile or content, or searching your username.
When you block a Creator, they do not receive a notification. Creators only receive notifications in VSCO when they are followed or their content is favorited or republished to a Collection.
Past favorited images and republishes from the blocked Creator will not be removed. However, you can always remove your image from their Collection.
Blocking is reciprocal. Just as the Creator you blocked cannot interact with you, you cannot interact with them. However, Creators you block will still appear if you search their username.
How to Block
Navigate to the VSCO profile of the Creator you want to block, tap on the Options icon in the upper right corner, and tap Block.
How To Unblock
If you would like to unblock a Creator, navigate to their profile, tap on the Options icon in the upper right corner, and tap Unblock. The Creator will now be able to follow you, message you, and interact with your content again.
Unblocking does not re-follow the Creator for you. If you want to follow them again, you will need to re-follow the Creator by tapping on Follow on their VSCO Profile.
The Creator will not be notified they were unblocked, but they will receive a notification that you followed them.