How To Block Someone On Facebook

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.

Image of how/where to unfriend, block or report a facebook profile

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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!

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22 Comments on "How To Block Someone On Facebook"

2 years 11 months ago

Thanks Kim,
You showed me how to block groups and it is the same way. Woo Hoo I feel like an expert now. There are a few people – well more than a few – I need to block to clean up my Facebook.
Thanks again,

2 years 22 days ago

hello Kim thanks a ton for this information and @donna tody’s time is changes :). every one is going to block or close their FB accounts. We know the reasons behind it, yes its simple every one is bore. Hope Kim write article on block FB account. Now days Google Plus is going to be more popular. Am i right kim?

2 years 11 months ago

Hey Thanks a ton for this awesome info.Now,i wanna drop some folks to the list :)

2 years 11 months ago

I remember one instance where I blocked 1 of my friend to just check what this “Block” feature actually do. And it also unfriend my friend while blocking her. 😉 Then I have to send FB request to add me. 😛

2 years 9 months ago

Same case for me Asma, I also have to send FB request to one of my dear friend to add me.

2 years 11 months ago

Kim, Thanks for teaching me on how to block someone on Facebook. There are many times that some people ruin my day by posting nonsense on my wall.

2 years 11 months ago

Thanks Kim! I am no FB expert and I really appreciate if you take the time to write more post like this one and help us see the light in FB jungle.

2 years 11 months ago

By the way Kim, Do you know how to block post on your wall?