Facebook is one of the social networks you use on a daily basis. Between the posts you publish and the content of your friends and the pages you view, another time-consuming activity is replying to messages you receive. The problem is that you receive several contact requests from users who are annoying you and you would like to know how to block messages on Facebook. No problem: if you want, I’m here to help you.
In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you how to perform this operation in order to block every message received from specific users, whether they are in your friends list or strangers. I will then explain the procedures to be carried out via your smartphone / tablet or using your computer. Also, in the event that I receive messages on the Facebook page you administer, I will show you how to disable the functionality to receive them. Finally, in the event that you receive email notifications every time you receive a message on Facebook, I will also provide you with directions to disable the Facebook notification system via email.
In short, whatever your problem related to Facebook messages is, you will be able to solve it. So make yourself comfortable and dedicate only a few minutes of your free time to me. I’m sure that, at the end of reading, you will have been able to block messages on Facebook, eliminating the “nuisances” that often haunt you. Are you ready to get started? Yup? Perfect, I just have to wish you a good read!
How to block private messages on Facebook
If you have the need to block private messages on Facebook, in the next chapters I will show you how not to allow a user only to send messages or how to completely block his profile using the Facebook app for smartphones and tablets or via the computer.
Smartphones and tablets
To block private messages on Facebook, you can act by directly blocking the user’s profile or preventing him from being able to contact you, through the app Facebook for Android And iOS. Let’s go in order.
If you want to block a user on Facebook, the first thing you need to do is to reach his profile. To do this, you can help with the function Near, located at the top of the app’s main screen Facebook. After typing the name of the person to block, then tap on their profile to access them.
At this point, press the button Other that you find under the name of the user and, in the box that is shown to you, choose the option Block. In the screen you see, then tap on the wording Block to confirm the operation: by doing so, the user not only will not be able to contact you, but you will no longer be friends and will no longer be able to see what you publish.
As an alternative to the above procedure, you can act in another way: in the main screen of the Facebook, tap onicon ☰ and select the items Settings and privacy > Settings > Block. Then press the button Add to blocked people list and type the user’s name to block. After you have identified it in the list that will be proposed to you, click on the wording Block (opposite) and then confirms the procedure, pressing again on Block.
If you don’t have the Facebook app installed, but you have Messenger for Android or iOS, you can block a user or his messages directly through it. To do this, start Messenger and locate the conversation with the contact you want to block. Once this is done, access the chat and press onicon (s) that you find at the top right. In the screen that is shown to you, scroll through the different items and select the one named Block.
Now you just have to move on ON the lever in correspondence with the wording Block [nome] on Facebook and thus confirm the blocking of the user. If you were to, on the other hand, choose to move up ON the lever next to the option Block messages sent by [nome], the user will only be prevented from sending you messages or calling you via Facebook.
Through the Web platform of Facebook or thesocial network application for Windows 10 it is possible to block a user’s profile in order to prevent him from viewing his own contents (including public ones), receiving friend requests or messages from him.
To do this, hit the profile Facebook of the person you want to block and press the icon (…) located at the top right. At this point, select the option Block, from the box that is displayed on the screen and then press the button Confirmation (from the web) or Block (from the Windows 10 application), to confirm.
Alternatively, click on the ▼ icon, located at the top right, and choose the option Settings, in the box that is shown to you. Now, in the right sidebar, choose the item Block and use the search box Block these users, to find the names of the profiles to block. Then press the button Block to confirm the operation.
In addition to the solution that I indicated in the previous paragraphs, you can opt to preclude a user from sending you messages. In this case, you can act both from the Facebook web platform and from the Messenger one.
Through Facebook website, press the ▼ icon, located at the top right, and choose the item Settings, in the box you see. Now, in the right sidebar, choose the item Block and type the first name of the Facebook user whose messages you want to block, via the box Block messages from. Then select yours first name to immediately prevent them from sending you messages within the platform.
Instead, using the Messenger web platform, you can preclude users from contacting you without having to completely block them.
To do this, access the conversation with a user and click on theicon with gear, which you find at the top right, next to its name. In the box that is shown to you, choose the option Block messages and then press on the wording Block messages so as not to allow the user to contact you.
If you use the application Messenger for Windows 10, access the chat with the user to block and click on his first name up. In the screen that is shown to you, then select the item Block and move up ON the lever next to the wording Block messages.
How to block messages on a Facebook page
On Facebook pages, you can enable the ability to receive messages to respond to requests sent by users. If you no longer have the possibility to reply to these messages and you want to convey the requests to other tools, you can decide to block messages on the Facebook page. In the next paragraphs, I will show you how to do this on smartphones, tablets and computers.
Smartphones and tablets
Now, press the icon (…), located at the top right, and choose the option Edit page, in the box that is shown to you and select the items Settings > General, then tap on No, in the section named Messages, And that’s it.
To block messages on a Facebook page from your PC, reach it via the website of the social network. Then click on the ▼ icon, located at the top right, and choose the page you administer from the box that is shown to you. Once this is done, on the selected Facebook page, click on the item Settings, which you find at the top right and, in the new section to which you have been directed, select the tab General, in the sidebar, and then locate the item Messages.
At this point, press on the wording Edit, which you find alongside and remove the check mark from the box Let people contact my Page privately by showing the Message button. Now you just have to press the button Save your changes, to confirm the disabling of this feature and stop receiving messages on your Facebook page.
How to block Facebook messages in the mail
Whenever you receive a message on Facebook, it is possible that one will arrive email notification. If you receive a lot of Facebook messages, it can happen that the inbox can be flooded with several notification emails. In this regard, you can disable the receipt of these e-mail messages by interacting directly from the Facebook settings, both via smartphone and tablet and via computer.
Smartphones and tablets
To disable receiving emails every time you receive a message, launch the Facebook for Android or iOS and tap onicon ☰. At this point, select the items Settings and privacy > Settings> Notification Settings and scroll down the next screen until you find the option E-mail.
If you use Facebook from a computer, you can act both through his website that through theapplication for Windows 10. In both cases, on the main Facebook screen, click on the ▼ icon, located at the top right, and choose the item Settings from the pane you see.
From the browser, from the right sidebar, then choose the item Notifications and click on the option Edit, which you find next to the wording E-mail. Through the Windows 10 application, instead, choose the items Notification settings > E-mail.
At this point, activate your voice Only notifications about your account, about security and privacy to set the receipt of emails only for important security and privacy warnings, so that you no longer receive emails when receiving messages on Facebook.
How to block messages on Facebook to non-friends
If your intention is to only block messages from users not on your Facebook friends list, unfortunately you must know that this is not possible. If a user bothers you, the only tools available are those that concern the blocking of his profile or messages only.
If you want to know more about this topic, I suggest you read what I indicated in this chapter of the tutorial, in which I illustrated the procedure to be carried out both on smartphones and tablets and on computers.