How to Block and Unblock People On Facebook

Want to block somebody from seeing your Facebook profile? Or did you block somebody, then decide that you want them to be a part of your Facebook experience after all? Here’s how to block and unblock people on Facebook.

1. Login to your Facebook account.

2. Click the gear in the upper-right corner, then choose Privacy Settings. If you are using a the mobile version of Facebook, iOS or Android app, you would select the Menu button in the upper-left corner, then choose Privacy Settings.

Facebook Privacy Settings

3. Select the Blocking link on the left pane.

4. In the Block users area, type a Name or Email, then click Block to search. A list of names will appear where you can select Block.

Facebook Section for blocking


If you ever wish to undo a block on a person, simply click the Unblock link next to the name to let the person see your profile again, then click Confirm on the dialog that appears afterwards.

Facebook Unblock link


  1. Zoe says

    It’s changed now.
    First you log into your facebook. Then the very top right hand corner there should be a small white cog. Click it & then go down & click the button named “Privacy Settings.” On the left there is a list of things; “Privacy”, “Timeline & tagging” & “Blocking.” It will come up with a box that says “BLOCK USERS- Once you block someone, that person can no longer be your friend on Facebook or interact with you (except within apps and games you both use and groups you are both a member of)” & underneath will be a bar where you can type the name of the person you want to block & underneath THAT will be a list of people you have blocked. Each person that you have blocked will have their name written in black, with a blue button that says “Unblock” next to it. Click that & their unblocked!

  2. Harmoniee says

    I am trying to unblock a friend, when i go to the manage blocking tab there is only 1 name to appear and that name does not belong to the person that i am trying to unblock. Even when I try and do a search for that person nothing comes up at all, however i do know that they still have a profile. I am confused as to what i should do, any suggestions would be helpful!!!!

  3. Skye says

    go to privacy settings and scroll to the bottom and u should see something that says block list and click unblock by that persons name and your good. hope it helps :)

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