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Here's how to block someone on Facebook

Get rid of unwanted contacts!
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May 30, 2022

Are you trying to block someone on Facebook? We know the feeling. We won’t ask why, but we will help you and show you how to block someone on Facebook.

Also read: How to know if someone blocked you on Facebook

QUICK ANSWER

Block someone on Facebook by going to Facebook.com. Click the arrow-down button and go into Settings & Privacy > Settings > Blocking > Block Users > Edit > Add to blocked list. Search for the person you want to block, hit Block, and then Confirm.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to block someone on Facebook using a PC browser

  • Go to Facebook and log into your account.
  • Click the arrow-down button in the top-right corner.
  • Select Setting & Privacy.
  • Hit Settings.
  • Look at the menu in the left column and select Blocking.
  • In the Block Users section, select Edit.
  • Click Add to blocked list.
  • Search for the person you want to block.
  • Click Block.
  • Select Confirm.

How to block someone on Facebook using a smartphone app

  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Tap the three-line menu button in the top-right corner.
  • Scroll down and select Settings & Privacy.
  • Select Settings.
  • Under the Audience and visibility section, choose Blocking.
  • Select the Add to Blocked List option.
  • Type in the name of the person you want to block.
  • Next to the person’s name, select Block.
  • Confirm by hitting Block.

How to hide posts on Facebook

  • Open Facebook and find the post you want to hide.
  • Tap the three-dot menu button in the post’s corner.
  • Select Hide post.

How to mute people on Messenger

If you don’t want to hear from a person on Facebook Messenger, but don’t necessarily think blocking them is necessary, you can mute them.

Related: Check out these Facebook Messenger tips to improve your experience

  • Open Facebook Messenger.
  • Open the conversation with the person you want to mute.
  • Tap on the i icon.
  • Hit Mute.
  • Select what you want to mute and tap OK.
  • Select for how long you want to mute messages and hit OK.

How to unfriend or unfollow someone

If blocking someone is a bit extreme, you may want to consider simply unfollowing or unfriending them on Facebook.

  • Open Facebook.
  • Go to the person’s profile page.
  • Tap on the Friends button.
  • Select Unfollow and/or Unfriend.
  • If unfriending, select Confirm.

FAQs

Can people know if I blocked them?

There are ways for people to find out if you’ve blocked them, but the process isn’t simple. The person needs to actively try to find out if you are blocking him.

How else can I find someone I want to block?

If you don’t remember the name of the person you want to block, you can also use the email associated with the account.

Can I block a person from sending me messages?

Yes. You can block people on Facebook, but not in Messenger, and vice versa. This is done from the Facebook Messenger app. Open the conversation with the person you want to block and hit the i icon. Select Block, and tap on Block messages and calls. Confirm by hitting Block.

What’s the difference between blocking, muting, and unfriending?

  • Blocking: This stops a person from seeing any of your Facebook activity, including your profile, posts, comments, stories, etc.
  • Muting: Muting someone on Facebook Messenger will stop notifications from appearing on your device.
  • Unfriending: When you unfriend someone on Facebook, you remove your status as contacts. This means you will no longer see the person’s posts in the feed, and he will stop seeing yours. However, he can still search for you, see your comments, and find your content.