How to Block Someone on Facebook?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How to Block someone on Facebook

Facebook is one of the largest social networks in the world. A lot of people use the site to connect with their friends. However, sometimes you run into the occasional jerk and want to block them. This help center guide will walk you through how to block someone on Facebook if they are threatening/crossing ethical limits.

Block Someone Through Their Profile

Step 1:

Open the Facebook app and enter the user’s name on the search bar to go to their profile.

tap on search icon

Step 2:

Once you reach the user’s profile, tap the “3 Dotted” icon on the right of their name.

Tap on 3 dotted icon

Step 3:

Tap “Block.”

tap on block

Step 4:

A confirmation page will appear; tap “Block” again to restrict all Facebook interactions.

tap block again to confirm

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Block Someone Through Your Blocking List

Step 1:

Open the Facebook app and tap your “Profile” icon in the top right.

Tap on profile icon

Step 2:

Tap on the “Settings” icon.

Tap on settings icon

Step 3:

Tap on “Profile Settings” for your account.

Tap your profile name again

Step 4:

Tap on “Blocking.”

Tap on blocking

Step 5:

Tap on “Add to Blocked List.”

tap on add to bloacklist

Step 6:

Enter the username and tap on “Block.”

Enter username

Step 7:

A confirmation page will appear; tap “Block” again to restrict the user’s activity.

Tap block again


Can someone know if we block them on Facebook?

No, they don’t get notified when you block someone on Facebook or the messenger app.

When you block someone on Facebook, can they still see your messages?

They can see your message or join the call if you are in a group chat. You will be notified before joining the group call with the blocked profile.

Is it better to block or unfriend someone on Facebook?

When you unfriend someone, they can visit your timeline or message you. However, blocking is a better option if you want zero online interaction.

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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