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How to unblock someone on Facebook

Friends come and go, but the real ones come back. Make sure they're unblocked!
August 9, 2021
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Some people can be extremely annoying on Facebook. Luckily, there’s an easy fix for that. You can block them. Of course, you can always unblock a person if you decide to. But how, exactly, can you do that? Many users are having trouble in this area, as the option is buried in your account’s settings. We’ll show you how to unblock someone on Facebook. You’ll find all the info you need below.

Also read: How to update your Facebook privacy settings

How to unblock someone on the Facebook website

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Let’s start by showing you how to unblock friends using the official website. This can be done from any browser, using any computer or mobile device. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two, but you have to know where to look for the option.

How to unblock someone on

  1. Open your browser of choice and go to
  2. Click on the arrow-down button in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy.
  4. Open Settings.
  5. Hit Blocking on the left column.
  6. You’ll see a list of the people you’ve blocked under Block users.
  7. Find the person you want to unblock on Facebook and hit the Unblock option next to their name.
  8. Confirm by clicking on Continue.

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How to unblock someone on the Facebook app

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Deleting someone on Facebook using the mobile app is a relatively similar process. There are some slight differences, though. Follow the instructions below to figure out how to unblock someone using the Android app.

How to unblock someone on Facebook Android app:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap on the three-line menu button on the top-right corner.
  3. Scroll down and select Settings & Privacy.
  4. Hit Settings.
  5. Scroll down and select Blocking.
  6. You’ll see a list of your blocked users here.
  7. Tap on the Unblock option next to the person you want to unblock on Facebook.