How to Block Someone on Facebook (and Unblock)

how to block someone on facebook

This tutorial will show you step by step how to block and unblock someone on Facebook.

And also how to block someone on Facebook without unfriending them, block someone on Messenger and on a business page.

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What Happens when You Block Someone on Facebook?

What Happens when You Unblock Someone on Facebook?

When you unblock someone on Facebook, that person will be able to see your posts that you share with the public. The person won't automatically become your friend on Facebook. If you want to become friends with a person who you've unblocked, you will need to send them a friend request.

How to Block Someone on Facebook - Computer

Method 1

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Go to the profile of the person you want to block.

5. Click on the [...] (more) button located next to the [Follow] and [Message] button at the bottom right corner of the cover photo.

6. Click on "Block".

block facebook user

Now you will see a confirmation window.

7. Click on the "Confirm" button.

This person is now blocked.

Method 2

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Click on the (?) icon located at the top right.

facebook quick help menu

5. Click on "Privacy Shortcuts".

6. Click on "How do I stop someone from bothering me?".

7. Type the name of the person you want to block.

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8. Click on the "Block" button.

Now you will see a small window with a list of people who use that username.

9. Click on the "Block" button located next to the person you want to block.

block someone on facebook

Now you will see a confirmation window.

10. Click on the "Block [name]" button.

This person is now blocked.

Method 3

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Click on the ▼ (triangle down) icon located at the top right.

facebook settings

5. Click on "Settings".

6. Click on "Blocking" located in the left panel.

facebook blocking settings

7. Type the username or email address of the person you want to block into the "Block users" field.

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8. Click on the "Block" button.

Now you will see a small window with a list of people who use that username.

9. Click on the "Block" button located next to the person you want to block.

block someone on facebook

Now you will see a confirmation window.

10. Click on the "Block [name]" button.

This person is now blocked.

How to Block Someone on Facebook - App

Method 1

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to the profile of the person you want to block.

4. Tap on the (...) (more) icon located underneath this person's name and profile picture.

block someone on facebook in app

5. Tap on "Block".

Now you will see a confirmation window.

6. Tap on "Block".

This person is now blocked.

Method 2

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Tap on the 3-lines menu button located at the top right.

facebook android app menu

4. Scroll down to "HELP & SETTINGS".

5. Tap on "Privacy Shortcuts".

6. Tap on "How do I stop someone from bothering me?".

7. Type the name of the person you want to block.

block someone on facebook app

8. Click on the "Block" button.

Now you will see a screen with a list of people who use that username.

9. Click on the "Block" button located next to the person you want to block.

block someone on facebook app

Now you will see a confirmation screen.

10. Click on the "Block [name]" button.

This person is now blocked.

How to Block Someone on Facebook Messenger - Android

1. Open Facebook Messenger.

2. Open a conversation with the person you want to block.

3. Tap on the (i) icon located at the top right.

4. Scroll down and tap on "Block".

5. Tap on "Block Messages from ...".

This person is now blocked on messenger and can't send you messages or call you.

You have also the option to block this person on Facebook.

How to Block Someone on Facebook Messenger - iPhone & iPad

1. Open Facebook Messenger.

2. Open a conversation with the person you want to block.

3. Tap on the person's name located at the top.

4. Scroll down and tap on "Block".

5. Tap on the toggle button located next to "Block Messages".

This person is now blocked on messenger and can't send you messages or call you.

You have also the option to block this person on Facebook.

How to Block Someone on Facebook Messenger - Computer

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Click on the Messenger icon located at the top.

facebook messenger icon

5. Open a conversation with the person you want to block.

6. Click on the options (gear) icon located at the top right of the chat window.

7. Click on "Block Messages".

block someone on facebook messenger on computer

8. Click on "Block Messages".

This person is now blocked on messenger and can't send you messages or call you.

How to Unblock Someone on Facebook - Computer

Method 1

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Click on the (?) icon located at the top right.

facebook quick help menu

5. Click on "Privacy Shortcuts".

6. Click on "How do I stop someone from bothering me?".

7. Click on "View All Blocked Users".

view all blocked users on facebook

Now you will see a "Blocked People" window.

8. Click on the "Unblock" button located next to the person you want to unblock.

unblock someone on facebook

Now you will see a confirmation window.

9. Click on "Confirm".

This person is now unblocked.

Method 2

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Click on the ▼ (triangle down) icon located at the top right.

facebook settings

5. Click on "Settings".

6. Click on "Blocking" located in the left panel.

facebook blocking settings

7. Click on "Unblock" located next to the person you want to unblock.

unblock someone on facebook

Now you will see a confirmation window.

8. Click on "Confirm".

This person is now unblocked.

How to Unblock Someone on Facebook - App

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Tap on the 3-lines menu button located at the top right.

facebook android app menu

4. Scroll down to "HELP & SETTINGS".

5. Tap on "Privacy Shortcuts".

6. Tap on "How do I stop someone from bothering me?".

7. Tap on "Blocked users".

open facebook blocked users screen

Now you will see a "Blocked users" screen.

8. Tap on the "Unblock" button located next to the person you want to unblock.

unblock someone on facebook

Now you will see a confirmation screen.

9. Tap on "Unblock".

This person is now unblocked.

How to Block Someone on Facebook without Unfriending them - Computer

This tutorial will show you how to block someone on Facebook, but still be friends with this person by adding your friend to your "Restricted" list.

Putting someone on your "Restricted" list means that you still remain friends with this person, but this friend will only see posts that you share publicly, or posts you tag this person in.

Method 1

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Go to the profile of the person you want to block (but still want to be friends with).

5. Hover with your mouse cursor (pointer) over the [Friends ▼] button.

facebook frieds button

6. Click on "Add to another list".

7. Click on "Restricted".

This person is now added to your restricted list and will only see posts you share publicly, or posts you tag this person in.

To remove this person from your restricted list, just follow these steps again, but choose "Close Friends", "Acquaintances", "Good Friends" or another option when you hover with your mouse cursor (pointer) over the [Friends ▼] button.

Method 2

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Go to your profile.

5. Click on "Friends" to open your friends list.

6. Hover with your mouse cursor (pointer) over the [Friends ▼] button located next to the friend you want to block (but still want to be friends with).

facebook frieds button

7. Click on "Add to another list".

8. Click on "Restricted".

This person is now added to your restricted list and will only see posts you share publicly, or posts you tag this person in.

To remove this person from your restricted list, just follow these steps again, but choose "Close Friends", "Acquaintances", "Good Friends" or another option when you hover with your mouse cursor (pointer) over the [Friends ▼] button.

How to Block Someone on Facebook without Unfriending them - App

This tutorial will show you how to block someone on Facebook, but still be friends with this person by adding your friend to your "Restricted" list.

Putting someone on your "Restricted" list means that you still remain friends with this person, but this friend will only see posts that you share publicly, or posts you tag this person in.

Method 1

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Go to the profile of the person you want to block (but still want to be friends with).

4. Tap on the "Friends" icon (located under your friend's profile picture).

facebook app friends icon

5. Tap on "Edit Friends List".

6. Tap on "Restricted" (located at the bottom).

7. Tap on "Done" located at the top right.

This person is now added to your restricted list and will only see posts you share publicly, or posts you tag this person in.

To remove this person from your restricted list, just follow these steps again.

Method 2

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

3. Tap on the 3-lines menu button located at the top right.

facebook android app menu

4. Scroll down to "Apps".

5. Tap on "Friends" to open your friends list.

6. Tap on the "Friends" button (located next to your friend's profile picture and name).

7. Tap on "Edit Friends List".

8. Tap on "Restricted" (located at the bottom).

9. Tap on "Done" located at the top right.

This person is now added to your restricted list and will only see posts you share publicly, or posts you tag this person in.

To remove this person from your restricted list, just follow these steps again.

How to Block Someone on a Facebook Business Page

Method 1: People or pages who like your page

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Go to your business page.

5. Click on "Settings" located at the top right.

6. Click on "People and Other Pages" located in the left sidebar.

7. Check the box next to the person you want to block.

8. Click on the facebook gear button (gear) button located at the top right of the list.

9. Click on "Ban From Page".

10. Click on "Confirm".

This person or page is now blocked.

Method 2: Comment

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Go to your business page.

5. Hover with your mouse cursor (pointer) over a comment by the person or Page you want to block.

6. Click on the ... that will appear at the top right of the comment.

7. Click on "Hide Comment".

hide facebook comment

8. Click on "Ban [Name]".

block someone on a facebook business page

This person or page is now blocked.

Method 3: Post

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Go to your business page.

5. Click on "Posts" located in the left sidebar of your page.

6. Click on "Visitor Posts" located on the right side of your page.

7. Click on the ... located at the top right of the post by the person or Page you want to block.

8. Click on "Ban From Page".

block someone on a facebook business page

9. Click on "Confirm".

This person or page is now blocked.

How to Unblock Someone on a Facebook Business Page

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to www.facebook.com.

3. Log into your account (if not already logged in).

4. Go to your business page.

5. Click on "Settings" located at the top right.

6. Click on "People and Other Pages" located in the left sidebar.

7. Click on "People Who Like This Page" located at the top of the list.

8. Click on "Banned People and Pages".

9. Check the box next to the person you want to unblock.

10. Click on the facebook gear button (gear) button located at the top right of the list.

11. Click on "Unban From Page".

12. Click on "Confirm".

This person or page is now unblocked.

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