Although they’re called social networking websites, there can be instances where it might get necessary to block someone on either Facebook or Instagram.
Social media platforms contain information posted by people on their timelines, which in the wrong hands could potentially be harmful. Only trusted people should be allowed to see what you post.
To fend off the ones that you cannot trust or don’t want them to know that you have an account, Facebook and Instagram have provided a feature that allows you to block them.
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How to block someone on Facebook?
Once you block a person on Facebook, they’ll no longer be able to tag you, invite you to events or groups, have a conversation with you, add you as a friend or see your posts.
Block people on Facebook on your PC
Step 1: Log into your facebook account and locate the Settings tab from the drop-down list.
Step 2: After clicking on the Settings option, on the new page, locate the Blocking option on the left-hand side menu.
Step 3: In the Block Users area, type in the name of the person you want to block.
Step 4: A list of suggestions for the name you typed in will appear. Select the Block option corresponding to that person’s profile.
Step 5: A confirmation pop-up will be displayed. Confirm by selecting Block ‘name of person’ option on the pop-up.
Block people on Facebook using your Android phone
Step 1: Search for the person using the Search tab on your dashboard.
Step 2: On the person’s profile page, locate More Options and select it.
Step 3: Select the Block option.
Step 4: A confirmation pop-up will appear. Select the Block option.
Block people on Facebook using your iPhone
Step 1: Search for the person by typing their name in the Search tab.
Step 2: Go to the person’s profile page and locate the ‘triple-dot (∙∙∙) More’ icon below the said person’s name.
Step 3: Tapping on it will reveal a pop-up menu. Tap on Block.
Step 4: Confirm blocking the person by selecting Block.
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