You’ve been getting tons of messages from a Facebook user lately. You thought of “silencing” it for a few hours by deactivating the notifications coming from the latter, but unfortunately the solution proved ineffective. The messages keep coming, they are more and more annoying and so you have decided to take a much more drastic solution: block the person in question.
What to say? I fully agree with your choice: in some cases you have to pull out heavy artillery, and that’s exactly why I’m here today and I’m ready to explain to you how to block a person on Messenger. Take five minutes of free time and let me explain, step by step, how you can block the messages received by a user on Messenger from a PC – in this case from the Facebook chat or directly from the Web Messenger version – or from portable devices, using the official Messenger app for Android and iOS. I assure you that it is a very simple operation.
Just a small clarification before starting: there is a clear difference between blocking a person on Messenger and blocking a person on Facebook. In the first case, the restriction only affects Messenger and prevents the blocked user from contacting the person who set the block. In the second case, however, the block concerns both Messenger and Facebook, where the blocked user cannot see what the user who set the block publishes, cannot tag the latter and cannot add it to friends (more info here ). All clear? Well then let’s say we can put the chatter aside and move on to the main theme of this tutorial.
Block a person on Messenger from PC
Wishes block a person on Messenger by acting as a PC? Well, in this case you can opt between two different solutions: block the user who is bothering you by logging into your Facebook account or logging into the web version of Messenger. Let me show you how to proceed either way.
From Facebook chat
If you have decided to block a user directly from the Facebook chat, linked to the login page of the social network and log in to your account (if you have not already done so). Then type the name of the user to block in the search bar located at the top, click on the icon of magnifying glass, find the profile of the person in question and select it.
Next, click on the button Message and, in the window that appears at the bottom right, presses the symbol ofgear which is located between the handset icon and the “X” (in the upper right corner of the window itself). Then click on the item Block messages … and confirm your choice to block messages and calls from the selected user by pressing the button Block messages.
From this moment on, the blocked user will no longer be able to contact you on Messenger or in the Facebook chat and, of course, you will not be able to do the same thing either. Also, if you and the blocked person are added to a group chat, Facebook will let you know before you even join the conversation. If you decide to participate in the chat anyway, the blocked user will be able to see your messages in the group conversation and you will be able to do the same thing.
In case of second thoughts, if one day you decide to unblock the user you just blocked, all you have to do is go back to his profile, click on the button Message, press the icon ofgear present in the window below and select the item Unblock messages … from the menu that opens.
You have decided to block a user from Messenger? Well, then first connect to the main page of the service and log in to your account (if necessary). Then locate in the box on the left (the one containing the recent chats) the user you want to block or, alternatively, type his own first name in the text field Search on Messenger and press the button Enter on your PC keyboard.
At this point, click on the button (the) which is located on the right and, in the window that opens to the side, presses the symbol ofgear placed next to the name of the user you are about to block. In the menu that appears, click on the item Block messages and, in the window that opens, confirm the operation by clicking on the item again Block messages. The game is done!
From this very moment, you will no longer be contacted on Messenger by the newly blocked user and you will not be able to do the same thing. The only “exception”, pass me the term, concerns group chats: if you and the blocked user will be included in the same group conversation and you decide to participate, you will be able to converse with the user in question and, consequently, he too can do the same. Of course, before taking part in the group conversation, Facebook will inform you about the presence of users you have blocked.
If you change your mind, you can unlock the user you just blocked by clicking on the symbol again.gear (after opening the chat relating to the blocked user and after opening the tab containing his info) and selecting the item Unblock messages. That’s all.
Block a person on Messenger from mobile
To block a user on Messenger from your device Android, start theMessenger app and log into your account (if required). Then open the conversation relating to the person you want to block (you can do this simply by tapping on his name which should appear in the list of recent chats, or by searching for it in the search bar located at the top), press the button (the) and, in the screen that opens, press the item Block (below, next to the symbol of prohibition).
At this point, in the screen that opens, move to ON the switch lever located at the item Block messages from [nome dell’utente da bloccare].
You will now no longer receive messages from the user you just decided to block. Of course, in case of any second thoughts, you can unlock it with equal ease: just open the chat of the user in question again, press the button (the), select the item Block and finally move on OFF the switch lever located in correspondence with the item Block messages from [nome dell’utente da bloccare].
If you are going to block a Messenger user from your device iOS, first start theMessenger official application, open the conversation related to the person you want to block and tap on user’s name (up).
Next, press on the voice Block and, in the screen that opens, move up ON the switch lever located at the item Block messages. Have you seen how simple it was to block the user on Messenger from your iOS device?
From this moment on you will no longer receive any messages from the user you blocked just now, unless you decide to unblock him by opening the conversation again and then tapping on the item Unlock and moving up OFF the switch lever located in correspondence with the item Block messages. Nothing simpler!