How Do I Block Someone on Facebook?

Sometimes, online interactions can be bothersome. If you have problems with one of your social contacts on Facebook, you need to learn how to block them. That way, they can no longer contact you or read your posts. It's an easy process if you know how to find the person's profile page. However, If you don't, there is another method available.

Facebook is one of the most popular networking sites available. Its website makes it easy to meet or keep in touch with people all over the world. But unfortunately, just as in the real world, online interactions don't always work out. Someone may begin to harass or upset you, and if that happens, you need to learn how to block a person on Facebook.

What Happens When You Block Somebody on Facebook?

Blocking somebody on Facebook means they can no longer message you or see anything you post. They will also be unable to invite you to join groups or events, and they will not be able to tag you in posts or comments. The action will automatically remove them from your friends list, and they will not be able to send you another friend request. However, they may still be able to interact with you in groups or apps you both use. Facebook will not notify the person when you block them.

How to Block Somebody on Facebook

1. Log into your Facebook account.

2. Go to the profile page of the person you want to block.

3. Click on the three horizontal dots in the lower right corner of their cover photo. A drop-down menu will appear.

4. Click on Block.

Alternative Method for Blocking Somebody on Facebook

If you can't find the profile page of the person you wish to block, you can do it using the method below.

1. Log into your Facebook account.

2. Click on the down arrow in the upper right corner of the page. A drop-down menu will appear.

3. Click on Settings & Privacy.

4. Click on Settings.

5. Click on Blocking in the menu on the left side of the page.

6. Locate the Block Users section.

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

8. Click on Block. A list of people who have that name will appear.

9. Select the person you want to block.

10. Click on Block.

11. Click on Block Name.

Need Help?

If you have any questions about blocking somebody on Facebook — or you need help with the process — contact Facebook's customer service. There are chat, email, help desk and phone support options.

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