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What Happens if I Block Someone on Facebook

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
What Happens if I Block Someone on Facebook

Facebook has become one of the most used social networks worldwide, but as often happens it has developed a darker, nasty side. One of the most common pieces of care and advice that is given is to accept as friends only people who you really know. However, there is always some stranger who tries to befriend you, a friend that you don't want to know anything else about or simply someone who you want to block because you are tired of their behaviour. In these cases, the ideal is to block them. But what happens after? If you're thinking about blocking someone on Facebook or are simply curious about how the process works, in this OneHowTo article we will explain what happens if you block someone on Facebook.

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Steps to follow:


They can not add you as a friend. Naturally, someone who has been blocked on Facebook can not be your friend on Facebook anymore (until you unblock them) This is a good option if someone keeps sending you friend requests and you have already refused them on several occasions, if you block them they cannot annoy you with more and more friend requests.


They cannot see what you post on your profile. The blocked contact will not have access to your profile so they can not see your status updates, photos, videos, shared links, etc.; and, of course, they can not give you a like, comments, etc.

What Happens if I Block Someone on Facebook - Step 2

The person won't be able to tag you in his/her publications. The blockade also affects updates because that person won't be able to tag you in the content they share. Also, you won't be able to tag him/her in any of your own publications.


The chat between you and that person will not work. If you have blocked a contact, neither of you can send a direct message to another contact from the chat.

What Happens if I Block Someone on Facebook - Step 4

You won't be able to invite each other to neither events nor groups. Of course, keep in mind that if you are in a group where there's that contact that you have blocked, they do receive the messages sent through this contact in that group (same as yours). That's the only way you can keep in contact with a blocked contact on Facebook. If a common friendship creates a group where the both of you are in, there will be no way of hiding the person you've blocked. You will see his/her publications, but only in that group or event.


In short, we say that when you block someone you disappear off the map. The other contact will not be able to find you through contacts in common or in the search box, and they will not receive any notification that you've blocked them.

Remember that just as they won't be able to see anything you post on Facebook, you won't be able to see any information from the contacts you've blocked either.


Blocking a contact is not the same as removing friends. When you only remove a friend, this person is still able to find you through the search bar and see the public publications or photos you have.

If you've blocked someone and decide to change your mind, you can unblock a contact but this will automatically send a friend request to the person.

If you want to find out who deleted you from Facebook, read our article on how to do it.

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