Let’s accept it, we have many “friends” on Facebook that we would rather not be friends with or have in our profile. But we just cannot just unfriend them because of common friends, their equation with your best friend or because they are your classmate or just some relative. And we all have those random messages from strangers on Messenger.
So how do you stop them from contacting you without them knowing?
Simply use the “Block Feature” of Facebook. This feature helps you to block someone on Facebook without them knowing.
We all have those “friends” on Facebook that we have just met once or sometimes never but who keep nagging us or irritating us.
Why not just get rid of them?
But it’s easier to keep them as friends than explain to your mutual friends why you deleted/unfriended them. And God help us if it’s a relative we unfriend. So to save ourselves the embarrassment or awkwardness we can use the blocking feature of Facebook.
This way we canblock someone on FB and they won’t know because you would still be in their friend list. See, it’s a win-win situation.
So how do we actually get about blocking someone from FB profile?
There are various methods to block others on Facebook.
They are easy to apply and are listed below:-
Method 1:- Using Email Id or Name
Step 1: Login to your Facebook account and click on the privacy shortcuts option at the top right corner of your Facebook profile.
Step 2: Select “How do I stop someone from bothering me?” option from the drop down list that appears.
Step 3: Enter the name/email id and options from your friend list will start showing. Select the person you want to block.
Step 4: When asked if you really want to block the person on Facebook, click Confirm.
Method 2:- By visiting their profile
Step 1: Visit the profile of the person you want to block.
Step 2: At the bottom right corner of their Cover Picture, there is a option with three dots (…).
Step 3: Select the option of Block from the list.
Step 4: Click on Confirm when asked if you really want to block the person on FB.
Method 3: Using Android/iPhone to block someone on Facebook Messenger
Step 1: Visit the Messenger conversation with the person you want to block.
Step 2: Select the “i” icon at the top right corner of your Messenger conversation.
Step 3: Select the “Block” option from the list of settings that open.
Step 4: Confirm when asked if you want to block the person on FB.
Method 4: Categorizing the friends
We all have those noisy relatives or friends that we don’t want to show everything that we post but just can’t delete them from our profile. Facebook has an option where all you have to do is, categorize these “friends” and voila, they can see only what you want them to see.
For this you have to:-
Step 1: Go to the profile of the people you want to restrict.
Step 2: Click on the Friend option and a list with different categories to put your friend in appears.
Step 3: Choose the “Acquaintances” option.
Step 4: When you post anything from now on, all you have to do is choose your privacy settings as Custom and select “friends except acquaintances” as an option.
This allows you to block the people from seeing everything that you post and you don’t have to actually block anyone on Facebook. These are the simple and easy to use ways by which you can block unknown friends on FB. This helps you get rid of unwanted people in your profile on FB.
Congratulations!!!! You have officially got rid of a person without them knowing.
For Unblocking someone on FB all you have to do is:-
Step 1: Go to the Privacy Shortcuts option at top right corner of your Facebook Profile.
Step 2: Choose “How do I stop someone from bothering me?” option.
Step 3: There is an option of View Blocked users, click on that.
Step 4: A list of blocked people will appear. To unblock, just click on the unblock button in front of a person’s name you want to unblock.
Step 5: FB will ask you again if you really want to block that person on Facebook. Click on confirm.
And the person is officially un-blocked!!
Tada!! You have now learned how do I block someone on Facebook, FB Messenger and Un-block someone on FB too.
Happy blocking and un-blocking on Facebook!!