How to block a friend on Facebook: When you indiscriminately accept all friend requests you receive on FacebookIncluding those from complete strangers, it’s easy to experience unpleasant incidents where people added to your contact list start sending offensive messages, spam links, and other objectionable content.
In these cases, the only effective way to stem the problem is to block people who misbehave by using the appropriate function on Facebook. Don’t you know what I’m talking about? So let’s fix it immediately: let’s see what it consists of and how to make the most of it block a friend on Facebook. From now on, however, promise to be more careful in selecting your friends on social networks, OK?
If you’re ready to get started, I’d say don’t waste any more precious time. Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, try to implement the instructions I am about to give you. I wish you happy reading and I wish you a big good luck for everything!
Block a friend on Facebook
Before explaining yourself in detail how to block a friend on Facebook, I want to tell you that, by completing this operation, you will not only prevent the latter from interacting with your personal profile, but you will remove it from your contacts.
If you don’t want this to happen, try to take the “softer” measures you can find in a specific chapter of the tutorial. I remind you that, by blocking a friend on Facebook, the latter will not receive any notification of what happened, even if he may be able to understand that he has been blocked (if you remember, I explained how to do it in another guide). All clear? Well then let’s get started!
Smartphones and tablets
To block a Facebook friend by acting as smartphone or tablet, launch the Facebook app on your device Android, iOS or Windows 10 Mobile, log in to your account (if necessary) and go to the profile of the user you want to block and remove from your friends. To do this, enter his first name In the search field placed at the top, locate the profile that interests you and press once again on his first name.
Once you have reached the profile of the user you want to block, tap the button (…) Other placed on the right, presses on the item Block in the menu that opens and confirm the operation by tapping on the item Block which is present in the box You want to block [nome utente]? appeared on the screen.
I remind you that, by blocking a user using the procedure described above, you will not only remove him from friends, but will prevent him from tagging you, inviting you to groups and / or events, sending you messages, adding you to friends and watching what you publish in your personal diary.
To retrace your steps and unblock a user on Facebook, perform the reverse procedure: press the button (≡) located at the top right or bottom right (depending on the device in use), go to the menu Settings and privacy> Isettings> Blocco and presses the button Unlock placed under the name of the user you want to unblock twice in a row.
To add the user in question to friends, you must then send him a new request by going to his profile and pressing the button add to friends (hoping that the latter will accept it). If you want some more clarification on how to unblock on Facebook, take a look at the tutorial I linked to you.
You want to block a user on Facebook by acting from computer? Access the social network from his web version or from its application for Windows 10, presses the button (▾) at the top right and select the item Settings from the menu that opens.
Now, on the page that opens, click on the item Block which is located in the left sidebar, locate the box Blocking of users and type the name or email address of the person you want to block in the text field located next to the wording Block these users. To conclude the operation, press the buttons Block (twice) e Block [nome utente].
In addition to removing the blocked user from your friends list, the procedure I just described will prevent them from tagging you, inviting you to groups or events, sending you messages, adding you to friends and seeing what you post in your diary.
If you have second thoughts about the blocked user just now, you can unblock him by clicking on the link Unlock located next to the name of the person in question (again from the page Manage blocks) and then confirming everything using the appropriate button.
To add the person to your friends list, you must send him a new friend request by going to his profile and pressing the button add to friends (provided that the latter accepts it). If you want some more clarification on how to unblock on Facebook, please consult the guide that I linked to you.
Block a friend on Facebook without deleting him
As I told you in the introduction of the post, it is not possible block a friend on Facebook without deleting him from the contact list of your personal profile. However, it is possible to block the notifications, i post, i comments ei messages coming from the latter without his noticing. Let’s see how to proceed.
If you want to block the notifications coming from a friend, all you have to do is go to his profile and select the setting through which to do this. Unfortunately, it is only possible to do this from the Web version of the social network because, at the time of writing, your app for mobile devices does not contemplate this possibility.
After going to the profile of the user whose notifications you want to silence, hover the mouse cursor over the menu Friends (the first menu on the cover image), remove the check mark from the item Receive notifications And that’s it. From now on, you should no longer receive notifications from the user in question.
If you want to deepen the subject and receive more information on how to hide notifications on Facebook, take a look at the guide that I linked to you.
Are you going to hide the post of a friend, but you don’t know how to do it? You don’t necessarily have to remove him from your Facebook contact list: you can simply unfollow him by blocking the content he posts on his personal profile from being displayed. Here’s how to act both from mobile and from mobile and from computer.
- Smartphones and tablets – log into Facebook from its app for Android, iOS or Windows 10 Mobile, go to the profile of the user whose posts you want to block, press the button follow already, select the option Don’t follow anymore And that’s it. If you want, you can also act from the Facebook news feed: after identifying a post from the friend whose updates you no longer want to see, press the button (…) located at the top right (in the post box) and then select the item Don’t follow anymore [nome].
- Computer – log into Facebook on his web version or from its application for Windows 10, go to the profile of the user whose posts you want to block, hover the mouse cursor over the menu Follow already (the second menu on the cover image) and presses on the item Don’t follow anymore [nome]. Alternatively, when you see a post by a user in the Facebook news feed, you can hide the display of those published by the latter by pressing the button (…) and then selecting the item Don’t follow anymore [nome]. Simple, right?
If you want more information on how to block posts on Facebook, take a look at the guide I dedicated to this topic.
Do you want to block the messages coming up Messenger from a Facebook friend of yours, maybe because he contacted you too insistently in the last period? Here’s how you need to proceed.
- Smartphones and tablets – log into your account in the Messenger app for Android, iOS or Windows 10 Mobile, tap on the name of the user you want to block (if necessary, search for it using the appropriate search field and presses the button (the) located at the top right or on the user’s name located at the top (depending on the device in use). Then presses on the voice Block and move up ON the switch lever located next to the option Block messages from [nome utente]/ Block messages And that’s it.
- Computer – log into Facebook on his web version or from its application for Windows 10, presses the button Messages located at the top right, locate the chat that concerns the user you intend to block and press on his first name. Finally, click on thegear located at the top right of the pop-up window at the bottom right, select the item Block and confirm the operation by pressing the button Block messages.
Block a non-friend on Facebook
Are you going to block someone you are not friends with on Facebook? To do this, all you have to do is follow the instructions I gave you in first chapter, or go to the profile of the user in question or in the settings of the social network and add the person to the list of blocked users. Clearly, the user will not be removed from your friends list, for the simple fact that he was not included even before blocking it.