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Here's how to block someone on Facebook

Say goodbye to Facebook trolls and hello to peace of mind! Learn how to block with ease and reclaim your social space.
March 6, 2023

There can be various reasons to block a person on Facebook. You may not want to interact with certain people for personal reasons, or someone may be harassing you or sending you constant spam on the platform. Whatever the reason, the good news is that Facebook allows you to block someone from interacting with you on the platform, so you can protect your privacy and avoid any unpleasant experiences. Without further ado, we’ll guide you through the steps to block someone on Facebook.


To block someone on Facebook, navigate to their profile page, select the three-dot icon near their profile picture, and select Block from the drop-down menu. This will prevent them from seeing your profile and interacting with you on Facebook.


How to block someone on the Facebook website

Once logged into Facebook, find the profile of the person you want to block by typing their name in the search bar at the top of the page. Alternatively, you can go to their profile if you already have a link or if they appear on your News Feed.

Once on the person’s profile, click the three dots in the page’s top-right corner below their cover photo. A drop-down menu will appear. From the options provided, click on Block.

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A new window will appear, asking you to confirm that you want to block the person. Click on Confirm to proceed with the block.

If the person has been harassing or bullying you, you can also report them to Facebook by selecting the Find support and report option in the drop-down menu instead. Facebook will review the report and take appropriate action.

How to block someone on the Facebook mobile app

Open the Facebook app on your mobile device and find the profile of the person you want to block. Once you are on the person’s profile, tap on the three dots in the page’s top-right corner below their cover photo.

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From the options on their profile settings page, tap Block.

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A message will appear asking you to confirm your decision. Tap on Block again to proceed.

Consider muting someone instead

Muting or unfollowing someone on Facebook allows you to limit their visibility on your profile without completely blocking them. This can be helpful in cases where you want to avoid someone’s posts but still want to maintain contact with them on the platform.

First, find a post from the person you want to mute in your newsfeed or from their profile page and tap the three-dot icon on that post. Then, from the options provided, select Snooze for 30 days to temporarily stop seeing their posts or Unfollow to stop seeing their posts but stay friends.

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Regardless of your choice, the person will not be notified that you have muted or unfollowed them, and you can still visit their profile and interact with their posts. It is a valuable feature that can help you avoid seeing posts from people while maintaining a connection with them on the platform.


Blocking someone on Facebook prevents them from viewing your profile, sending you messages, or interacting with you on the platform. They will not be able to find you in Facebook searches, and any mutual friends cannot tag you in posts.

When you block someone, they are not notified of the action. However, they may realize they have been blocked if they cannot find your profile or interact with you on the platform.

Blocking someone on Facebook does not automatically unfriend them. However, you can choose to unfriend them separately if you wish.

There may be several reasons why you are unable to block someone, such as technical issues, privacy settings, or the person may have already been blocked. Sometimes, you may need to report the person to Facebook beforehand.

If Facebook isn’t working, see our guide on common issues and how to fix them.

To view your blocked list, go to your settings and click on “Blocking” on the left-hand side of the page. This will show you a list of all the people you have blocked on Facebook.