So you’ve finally hit the breaking point, eh? You’re tired of seeing your ex’s Facebook posts, or someone keeps trying to contact you on Facebook that you really don’t want to hear from. You’re going nuclear. You want to obliterate any opportunity a certain person has at reaching you on the world’s largest social network. The problem: you don’t know how to block someone on Facebook. You’ve never done it before.
Fear not! The process is almost too easy. By following the instructions below, you’ll be able to expel this person from your Facebook universe in no time at all. It might not help you with real life interactions, but it’s a start.
Let the blocking begin
First off, you’re going to have to do one thing you might not like. I promise, though — this is the one and only time you’ll have to take this action. Then you’re clear for life.
To start: visit the person’s Facebook page. Find them in the search tool at the top of Facebook, click on their name to visit their profile, and then try to collect yourself for a moment.
All good? Great. Next, you’ll want to find this little dotted menu button below their name and profile photo. It usually sits on the right side of the screen.
Click on that thing there, and you’ll get two options, one of which is “Block.” And you know what comes next: you’re going to click that.
At this point in time, Facebook is going to display a dialog box that essentially warns you about everything that’ll happen if you block this individual. They can’t see your posts. They can’t send you invites. They can’t send you messages. All of that.
If you’re here trying to learn how to block someone on Facebook, though, you probably want these things to happen.
Go ahead and click on the “Confirm” button. That’s it!
And that’s how to block someone on Facebook
Go ahead — pour yourself a nice cold drink and celebrate a little bit. You’ve officially blocked someone on Facebook and, seeing as you went through all this trouble to figure out how to do it, they probably deserved it. The world can be toxic enough without those close to us — or even slightly connected to us — piling on. If someone is busting up your good vibes, it is time for them to go.
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