Facebook is an open platform for people to connect with each other. It hosts millions of users from all parts of the world. Sometimes, some people may misuse the platform and disturb you. Naturally, you’d want to know how to block someone on Facebook. 

Blocking someone means restricting them from viewing your content. Whenever you block someone, they cannot 

  • View your posts on Facebook. 
  • Tag you in any photo, comment, or post. 
  • Have a conversation with you on Facebook and Messenger. 

However, blocking cannot restrict all the conversation. It can still happen in Facebook groups and other apps. In case you block someone, you cannot start a conversation with them over the platform. You cannot add them to your network as well. Here is how to block someone on Facebook

how to block someone on Facebook

Blocking on Facebook: 

As we mentioned earlier, blocking someone on Facebook restricts them from viewing your profile, liking the posts, and other actions. The following are the steps for how to block someone on Facebook in different ways: 

  1. Blocking through your profile: 

Blocking a person is possible in two different ways. The most common method is blocking someone through your Facebook handle. The process is given below: 

  • Log in to your Facebook account and go to the arrow (drop-down) present on the upper right corner of the window. 
  • Click on ‘Settings and Privacy’ and head to the ‘Settings’ section. 
  • Go to the menu on the left side and select ‘Blocking.’ 
  • Select the ‘Block Users’ section. A dialogue box will appear after this, wherein you need to enter the name of the person you wish to block. 
  • Choose the specific profile among all the displayed options and click on ‘Block.’ 
  • Confirm the same and complete the process. 

If you couldn’t find the right profile through this method, you can follow the process given below. 

  1. Blocking through their profile: 

Sometimes, we can find various people with similar usernames. Or, we may not find the intended account when we type the name in the ‘Block Users’ section. The following method comes in handy in such cases. 

  • Log in to your Facebook handle and go to the profile you wish to block. 
  • Against their cover photo towards the bottom right corner, you can find a ‘…’ icon. Click on it, and you will find different options. 
  • Select the ‘Block’ option and confirm the same. 

Blocking Calls and Messages: 

The aforementioned processes restrict communication between people to a significant extent. You can also block someone from calling and texting you through the platform. This way, they cannot chat with you using Facebook Chat and Messenger. Also, they cannot call you through Facebook as well. However, they can see all the content posted on your timeline. The following is the process for blocking someone’s calls and messages on Facebook: 

  • Go to Facebook Messenger and log in with your credentials. 
  • Click on the chats icon and open the conversation of the person you wish to block from chats. 
  • There is a down arrow symbol at the top of the chat. Click on it. 
  • Select the ‘Block’ option and choose ‘Block Messages and Calls’ from the list. 
  • Confirm the action by clicking on ‘Block.’ 
how to block someone on Facebook

Taking a Break from Someone on Facebook: 

It so happens that we wouldn’t want to see someone’s profile. Not necessary that we need to block all such accounts. Instead, we can take a break from them. As in, you are adding them to your restricted list to limit their actions. Here is how: 

  • Log in to your Facebook account and go to the desired person’s profile. 
  • Click on the profile icon present at the top of the profile. 
  • Click on the ‘Edit Friend List’ option and choose ‘Restricted.’ 

If you restrict someone, they can only see your information shared in public. They will still be your friends on Facebook but cannot see anything that isn’t public on your profile.