How to Block and Unblock Someone on Facebook and Messenger 2020

How to Unblock Someone on Facebook & Messenger
How to Unblock Someone on Facebook & Messenger

Facebook is the most popular Social Media. In the modern era, it is an inseparable part of our day-to-day life. But often, we have to block or unblock someone on Facebook or on Messenger. By reading this article, hopefully, you will learn how to block someone on Facebook & Messenger. And you will also learn how to unblock someone on Facebook & Messenger. At the end of this article, I also described what happens when you block someone on Facebook or on Messenger, what happens when you unblock someone on Facebook.

Let’s see a quick summary of the article.

How to block someone on Facebook: There are mainly two ways to block someone on Facebook.
First way: Try to go to the person’s profile (whom you want to block) and selecting Block from the (…) ‘three-dot’ menu in the bottom right of their cover photo.
Second way: Using the Blocking Section. Settings > Blocking > Add to Block list > Enter the person’s name > Select the person > Block
How to block someone on Messenger: Settings > Account Settings > Blocking > Enter the person’s name > Select the person > Block
How to unblock someone on Facebook: Settings > Blocking > Unblock
How to unblock someone on Messenger: Settings > Account Settings > Blocking > Unblock

Let’s see the details of the article.

How to block someone on Facebook

If you block someone on Facebook, they will no longer be able to do things such as tag you or see things you post on your timeline.

Let’s learn how to block someone on Facebook in different systems (PC, Android, App).

Block someone on Facebook using Facebook or FB Lite App

There is two ways to block someone on Facebook/ Facebook Lite App.

The first way to block any Facebook users on Facebook/Facebook Lite App:-

  • Open the Facebook/ Facebook Lite App.
  • Log in to your Facebook Account.
  • Now, search for the Facebook Account that you want to block.
  • Go to the person’s Facebook Profile.
  • Click on (…) three dots menu and you will find a blocking option.
  • Tap on block.

Done. You have successfully blocked the person.

Another way to block any Facebook users on Facebook/ Facebook Lite App:-

  • Open the Facebook/ Facebook Lite App.
  • Log in to your Facebook Account.
  • Go to Navigation Option.
  • Then, Scroll down & Click on Settings.
  • Again, scrolling down you will find a Blocking option as a sub-category of Privacy Section. Click on Blocking option.
  • Now, click on Add to blocked list.
  • Enter the name (that you want to block) in the search bar & tap on search icon.
  • Now, select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears and click on the Block button which can be found beside the person name.

Done. You have successfully blocked the person.

Block someone on Android or iOS using browser

If you don’t use Facebook/Facebook Lite App rather you use a browser, then, there is two ways to block someone on Facebook using Android.

The first way to block any Facebook users on Facebook using android:-

  • Log in to your Facebook Account with browser ( Here, I use Chrome browser as a demo)
  • Now, search for the Facebook Account that you want to block.
  • Go to the person’s Facebook Profile.
  • Click on (…) three dots menu and you will find a blocking option.
  • Tap on block.

Done. You have successfully blocked that person.

However, another way is:-

  • Log in to your Facebook Account with a browser (Here, I use the Chrome browser as a demo).
  • You will find an option Settings & Privacy at the bottom. Click on it
  • By scrolling down you will find a Blocking option as a sub-category of the Privacy Section. Click on the Blocking option.
  • Here, you will find a search bar & those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook.
  • Enter the name of the person you want to block and click Block.
  • Select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears and click on the Block button which is beside the person.

Done. You have successfully blocked the person.

Block someone on Facebook using PC

If you use your PC to use Facebook, then there is two ways to block someone on Facebook using PC.

The first way to block any Facebook users on Facebook using PC:-

  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Now, search for the Facebook Account that you want to block.
  • Go to the person’s Facebook Profile.
  • Click on (…) three dots menu and you will find a blocking option.
  • Tap on the block.

Done. You have successfully blocked the person.

Another way is:-

  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Click on the Down Arrow which is on the right side of the top bar.
  • Then, Click on Settings.
  • You will find a Blocking option in the left sidebar. Click on that.
  • Here, you will find a search bar & those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook.
  • Enter the name of the person you want to block and click Block.
  • Select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears and click on the Block button which is beside the person.

Done. You have successfully blocked the person.

Alternative & Shortcut way to block someone on Facebook

  • Go to this link www.facebook.com/settings?tab=blocking
  • Here, you will find a search bar & those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook.
  • Enter the name of the person you want to block and click Block.
  • Select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears and click on the Block button which is beside the person.

Done. You have successfully blocked the person.

Block someone on New Facebook

  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Tap on the down arrow which is at the top right of Facebook.
  • Click on Settings & Privacy & then tap on Settings.
  • Hit on Blocking in the left side menu.
  • Enter the name of the person you want to block in the block user’s section and click Block.
  • A list will appear.
  • Then, select the person you want to block from the list and click on Block which is just beside the person’s name.

Block someone on Classic Facebook

  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Click on the down arrow which is at the top right of Facebook
  • Click on Settings.
  • You will find a Blocking option in the left sidebar. Click on that.
  • Here, you will find a search bar & those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook.
  • Enter the name of the person you want to block and click Block.
  • Select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears and click on the Block button which is beside the person.

Done. You have successfully blocked the person.

How to block someone on Messenger

  • Click On Settings Option which is in the top right corner.
  • Scroll down and click on Account Settings.
  • Then, scroll down again and you will find a Blocking option as a sub-category of the Privacy Section. Click on the Blocking option.
  • Enter the name of the person you want to block and click Block.
  • Select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears and click on the Block button which is beside the person.

Done. You have successfully blocked the person.

How to unblock someone on Facebook/ FB

If you unblock someone who is once blocked by you, that person will be able to see your posts on Facebook that you share with the public. Let’s learn how to unblock someone on Facebook in different systems (PC, Android, App)

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Unblock someone on Facebook using Facebook or FB Lite App

With the following steps, you can easily unblock any blocked users of your account on Facebook/Facebook Lite App. Here I did use the Facebook Lite app.

Unblock someone on Facebook on android or iPhone
Fig-1: Unblock Someone On Facebook using Facebook or Lite App
  • After Log In to your Facebook Account, Go to Navigation Option. (see the 1st image of Fig-1 to understand clearly)
  • Then, Scroll down & Click on Settings (see the 1st image of Fig-1 to understand clearly).
  • Again, scrolling down you will find a Blocking option as a sub-category of the Privacy Section. Click on the Blocking option (see the 2nd image of Fig-1 to understand clearly).
  • Here, you will find those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook (see the 3rd image of Fig-1  to understand clearly).
  • You will find an Unblock option beside every person you have blocked (see the 3rd image of Fig-1 to understand clearly).

From there, you can easily unblock any blocked users you want.

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Unblock Someone On Android or iOS using browser

If you don’t use Facebook/Facebook Lite App rather you use a browser, then with the following steps, you can easily unblock any blocked users of your account. You can use any browser of android or iPhone. Sometimes, Facebook runs exactly as the app on some browsers like chrome. So if you see this type of interface, then follow the above method.

unblock people on Facebook using browser
Fig-2: Unblock Someone On Android or iOS using browser
  • Log in to your Facebook Account with a browser (Here, I use the Chrome browser as a demo).
  • You will find an option Settings & Privacy at the bottom. Click on it (see the 1st image of Fig-2 to understand clearly).
  • By scrolling down you will find a Blocking option as a sub-category of the Privacy Section. Click on the Blocking option (see the 2nd image of Fig-2 to understand clearly).
  • Here, you will find those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook (see the 3rd  image of Fig-2 to understand clearly).
  • You will find an Unblock option beside every person you have blocked (see the 3rd image of Fig-2 to understand clearly).

From there, you can easily unblock any blocked users you want.

Unblock Someone On Facebook Using PC

If you use your PC to use Facebook, then with the following steps you can easily unblock any blocked users of your account.

unblock someone on Facebook on PC
Fig-3: Unblock someone on Facebook using PC
  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Click on the Down Arrow which is on the right side of the top bar (see the 1st image of Fig-3 to understand clearly).
  • Then, Click on Settings (see the 1st image of Fig-3 again).
  • You will find a Blocking option in the left sidebar. Click on that (see the 2nd image of Fig-3 to understand clearly).
  • Here, you will find those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook. You will find an Unblock option beside every person you have blocked.

From there, you can easily unblock any blocked users you want.

Alternative & Shortcut way to unblock someone on Facebook

  • Go to this link www.facebook.com/settings?tab=blocking. This link will redirect you directly to the blocking page as shown on the 2nd image of fig-3.
  • Here, you will find those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook. You will find an Unblock option besides every person you have blocked.

From there, you can easily unblock any blocked users you want.

Unblock someone on New Facebook

  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Tap on the down arrow which is at the top right of Facebook.
  • Click on Settings & Privacy & then tap on Settings.
  • Hit on Blocking in the left side menu.
  • Here, you will find those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook.
  • You will find an Unblock option beside every person you have blocked.

From there, you can easily unblock any blocked users you want.

Unblock someone on Classic Facebook

  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Click on the down arrow which is at the top right of Facebook
  • Click on Settings.
  • You will find a Blocking option in the left side bar. Click on that.
  • Here, you will find those people who were once blocked by you on Facebook.
  • You will find an Unblock option beside every person you have blocked.

From there, you can easily unblock any blocked users you want.

How to unblock someone on Messenger

If you blocked someone on messenger, then they won’t be to contact you in the Messenger app. If you want to text him, you will see “you can’t reply to this conversation“. But, they may be able to post on your timeline, tag you, and comment on your posts or comments. However, with the following steps, you can easily unblock any persons who were once blocked by you on messenger.

unblock someone on messenger
Fig-4: How to unblock someone on messenger
  • Go to the menu option by clicking your own profile picture. (see the 1st image of Fig-4 to understand clearly).
  • Scroll down and click on Account Settings (see the 2nd image of Fig-4 to understand clearly).
  • Then, scroll down again and you will find a Blocking option as a sub-category of the Privacy Section. Click on the Blocking option (see the 3rd image of Fig-4 to understand clearly).
  • Here, you will find those people who were once blocked by you on Messenger (see the 3rd image of Fig-1 to understand clearly).
  • You will find an Unblock option beside every person you have blocked.

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Alternatively, you have another way to unblock someone on messenger. In this method, you will see the type of block such as Messenger block, Facebook block. Besides, you will see the date of when you block them. You can also unblock group on messenger too. To do so,

Unblock any person on fb messenger from mobile
Fig-5: Alternative way to unblock someone on messenger
  • Open messenger app
  • Click on profile picture as according to the 1st image of fig-4
  • Go to Privacy (1st image of fig-5)
  • Click Blocked People (2nd image of fig-5)
  • Then you will see blocked persons and messenger groups. You will see the unblock type and block date. On the right side, you will find an unblock option. (3rdimage of fig-5)

From there, you can easily unblock any blocked users you want.

What happens when I block someone on Facebook

If you block someone on Facebook, they won’t be able to do many things. For example, they won’t be able to:

  • See the things you post on your profile.
  • Tag you in posts, comments, or photos.
  • Invite you to events or groups.
  • Start a conversation with you.
  • Add you as a friend.

Even, they will no longer be your friend.

Besides, you also won’t be able to do many things. Such as:

  • You won’t be able to start a conversation with them
  • You won’t be able to add them as a friend.

Keep in mind that

  • you can’t stop all communications or interactions (for example: in apps or groups) by blocking someone.
  • The blocking feature only affects your interactions with that person on Facebook.
  • The person who is blocked by you on Facebook won’t be notified when you block them.

What happens when I block someone on Messenger

If you blocked someone on messenger, then they won’t be able to contact you in the Messenger app.

But, they may be able to post on your timeline, tag you, and comment on your posts or comments.

What happens when I unblock someone on Facebook

Unblocking someone (who is once blocked by you) on Facebook allows the person to see your posts on Facebook that you share with the public.

But, the person won’t automatically become your friend on Facebook.

If you want to become friends with a person who you’ve unblocked, you’ll need to send him/her a friend request.

Conclusion

Blocking feature restricts your interaction with a person you block.

If you don’t want to unfriend someone, but you want to see fewer posts, photos of them. Then, you can use ‘take a break from them’ feature.

However, I hope, you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you face any problem to unblock any person on Facebook or messenger, simply drop a comment.

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