Stop Someone From Seeing Your Stuff,
Sending You Invites, Or Bothering You On Facebook…
Whether you need a creepy person to go away… or an annoying one to stop sending you friend invites… the “Block” function on Facebook is mighty handy!
The “block” tool on Facebook is powerful because it makes your account “not exist” to the blocked individual.
Not only do they no longer see you as a friend (if you were one)… but when they search for you, it’s like you have never had a profile on Facebook.
Steps To Block Someone On Facebook:
1) Visit the profile of the person you wish to block.
2) Look for the “gear” (settings) icon at the bottom right of their timeline cover image. Click it.
3) In the dropdown, select either unfriend or report/block (both open the same popup)
4) Select the Block option (which will also unfriend a person at the same time if necessary) and click confirm…. done!
If a user has been doing things that violate the Facebook Terms of Service… it is also wise to report the account (timeline) so that it will get a review. (Things like this include griefing, harrassment, nudity, spamming, etc.)
(Parents, worried that that creepy guy on the other side of the family might like your child a little too much? Preemptive blocking is a powerful way to head off trouble!)
I personally use the Report & Block options on all spammers. This prevents them from re-requesting a friend invite and spamming me all over again six months down the road!
Poof! Be gone with you, spammer! Done!
Hope this helps make your Facebook a little safer and friendlier place!
~ Kim ~
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PS: Blocking (or even just Unfriending) are not always the most tactful answer, which is why “hide” and selective content display options also exist!