How to Block Someone on Facebook (Website & Mobile App Guides)

This article guides you through essential steps to block someone on Facebook to keep you from abusing or spamming.

Facebook is the most popular social media platform in the world for individuals and businesses. A big reason for its popularity is its community-oriented features. People can create groups, tag posts, start private and public group chats, and do many other things. However, it also means you are continually added or tagged to irrelevant groups and posts.

While you can unfriend such people, it is not completely foolproof. For such situations, Facebook also allows you to block people. This article will guide you on how to block someone on Facebook for both web and mobile versions.

How to Block Someone’s Profile on Facebook

Blocking someone on Facebook is a straightforward process. Before you block someone, you should know that after blocking, neither you nor they will be able to see each other’s Facebook activity. If you are sure, you can follow the guides below to learn how to block someone on Facebook:

How to Block Someone on Facebook Website

If you use Facebook on your computer’s web browser, use the following steps to block someone on Facebook:

Step 1: Search for the Facebook Profile: Open Facebook on your browser and log in. Now, search for the person you want to block and open their profile.

Step 2: Proceed with the Block Option: Here, click the three horizontal dots icon and tap “Block.” Afterward, press “Confirm”  in the confirmation prompt to block the user.

Press confirm button to block someone

How to Block Someone on Facebook Mobile App

Facebook is also available as a mobile app for Android and iOS platforms. Here is how to block someone on Facebook if you use the Facebook mobile app:

Step 1: Use the Facebook App Search Feature: Navigate to the Facebook app on your smartphone and launch it. Use the top search bar to look for the Facebook user you want to block.

Step 2: Block the Desired Person: Once you have the targeted user, open their profile and press the “Three Horizontal Dots” icons to open “Profile Settings.” Here, tap “Block” and again hit “Block” in the confirmation prompt to block the targeted profile.

Tap Block button

How to Manage Facebook Block Settings

What to do if you block someone in anger and want to unblock them? There is no need to panic; it is as simple to unblock someone as it is to learn how to block someone on Facebook. Before unblocking someone, you should know that they are removed from your friend list when you block someone. Unblocking them won’t restore the friend status.  

You will also be unable to block them for a while. Given below are the guides to managing your block settings on the Facebook web and Facebook mobile apps:

How to Manage Facebook Block Settings on Website

The process to manage your Facebook block settings when using Facebook on a web browser is explained below:

Step 1: Access the Privacy Settings: After logging into your Facebook account, click the “Profile” icon from the top right corner and press “Settings & Privacy.” Afterward, tap “Settings” to open Facebook settings and select “Privacy” from the left sidebar.

Access the privacy tab

Step 2: Select the Blocking Option: In the “Privacy” tab, navigate to “Blocking” and tap it open block settings. Here, you can find the blocked users, apps, pages, and other options related to blocking.

Click Blocking settings

How to Manage Facebook Block Settings on Mobile App

Facebook block settings can also be easily managed using the Facebook mobile app. Following are the steps needed to manage Facebook block settings using mobile apps:

Step 1: Access Settings & Privacy Option: Launch the Facebook app on your phone and tap the “Three Horizontal Lines” icon from the top right corner. For iOS, tap the “Three Horizontal Bars” icon from the bottom right corner. Now, scroll down to the bottom and press “Settings & Privacy.”

Choose Settings & Privacy option

Step 2: Locate the Blocking Option: Here, hit the “Settings” option and tap “Profile Settings” on the next screen. In the “Profile Settings,” move to “Blocking” in “Privacy” and access it. For iOS, after tapping “Settings,” navigate to the “Audience & Visibility” section and press “Blocking.”

Locate Blocking settings on mobile app

Step 3: Block or Unblock the Person: In the “Blocking” tab, you will be able to see the users you have blocked. Tap the “+” icon to block more users, and to unblock an already blocked user, hit “Unblock.”

Block or unblock people

Facebook Blocking FAQs

Do you have more questions about how to block someone on Facebook? Below we have answered some of the FAQs on Facebook blocking from the internet.

Is there a way to block someone on Facebook without them knowing?

When you block someone on Facebook, they don’t receive any notification. So they will not be able to know when you have blocked them. However, as they will no longer be able to find you on Facebook, they can deduce that you have blocked them.

Is it better to block or unfriend someone on Facebook?

It depends on why you want to block or unfriend someone. If it is to stop them from tagging or mentioning you, unfriending them can be helpful. However, if you are being stalked or harassed, blocking is the best option. Blocking people will make your profile completely inaccessible to the blocked users.

How to block someone on Facebook on iPhone?

Use the steps given below to block someone on Facebook on iPhone:

Step 1: Press the three bars icon on the bottom right corner to open the profile menu in the Facebook app. Now, tap “Settings & Privacy” and select “Settings.”

Step 2: Afterward, scroll down to “Audience & Visibility” and choose “Blocking” to open blocking settings. Here, tap the “+” icon, search for the targeted user, and hit “Block” to block them.

When you block someone on Facebook, what do they see?

As a general rule, once you have blocked someone, you or they can’t see anything from each other. Your profile, comments, and photos won’t be visible to them. However, users can stumble upon a blocked user’s profile. When you try to open that profile, a blank page will appear.

How do you know if someone has blocked you on Facebook?

You will no longer be able to see a user who has blocked you. All of their photos, comments, and tags will also disappear as for as you are concerned. Even if they commented or shared something on your profile, you won’t be able to see it. They also won’t appear in your search or on Facebook Messenger.

Final Words

The block feature of Facebook is an excellent way to get rid of causing you trouble on your Facebook. Given the rise of online bullying, racism, and other cybercrimes, the ability to block such users allows using social media in a healthy environment. Along with teaching how to block someone on Facebook, this article also discussed how you could manage your block settings on Facebook for your ease.

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Muhammad Irshad

Muhammad Irshad is a student of Computer Science. He is a passionate blogger and the former owner of TechShur. You can connect with him on Facebook and Google+.

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