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How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

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.

Also read: How to stop Facebook from collecting data via data brokers

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.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 2: After clicking on the Settings option, on the new page, locate the Blocking option on the left-hand side menu.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 3: In the Block Users area, type in the name of the person you want to block.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 4: A list of suggestions for the name you typed in will appear. Select the Block option corresponding to that person’s profile.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 5: A confirmation pop-up will be displayed. Confirm by selecting Block ‘name of person’ option on the pop-up.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Block people on Facebook using your Android phone

Step 1: Search for the person using the Search tab on your dashboard.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 2: On the person’s profile page, locate More Options and select it.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 3: Select the Block option.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 4: A confirmation pop-up will appear. Select the Block option. 

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Block people on Facebook using your iPhone

Step 1: Search for the person by typing their name in the Search tab.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 2: Go to the person’s profile page and locate the ‘triple-dot (∙∙∙) More’ icon below the said person’s name.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 3: Tapping on it will reveal a pop-up menu. Tap on Block.

How to block someone on Facebook via PC, Android and iOS

Step 4:  Confirm blocking the person by selecting Block.

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