If you want to prevent someone from seeing your posts or tagging you in theirs, you can block them. The good news is that Facebook won’t notify people when you do that. They’ll notice something’s not right when they try to tag you or check your timeline. If you notice someone blocked you on Facebook, you can block them back. Follow the steps below to get the job done.
How to Block Someone on Facebook When They Blocked You
When someone has blocked you on Facebook, you cannot pull up their profile page. You need to go to your block list, enter their Facebook ID, and hit the Block button to block them back.
- Go to Settings & Privacy
- Select Settings
- Click on Blocking in the left-hand pane
- Go to Block users
- Enter the Facebook ID of the person you want to block
- Hit the Block button
To find someone’s Facebook ID, ask a friend to go to that person’s Facebook profile and click on About. Have them copy the ID, which should look something like https://www.facebook.com/john.doe. Paste the ID in your Blocking Page and hit the Block button. In this manner, whoever blocked you first remains blocked on your end.
What Happens When You Block Someone Back on Facebook?
When you block someone on Facebook, they won’t be able to see anything on your timeline. When you block someone you’re friends with, you’ll also unfriend them. Additionally, they won’t be able to post on your timeline, tag you, send you a friend request, message you, or send you invites.
How to Check if You’ve Been Blocked on Facebook
- Go to your Friends list and check if the person you suspect has blocked you is still on the list.
- Try searching for that person’s name on Facebook. If nothing shows up and you know they haven’t deleted their profile, they’ve blocked you.
- Try tagging them or send them an invite to an event. If these options are unavailable, that indicates you’ve been blocked.
- Check your Facebook feed. If you can’t see any of their posts, they probably unfriended or blocked you.
- Send them a message via Messenger. You won’t be able to do that if they’ve blocked you. As a quick reminder, when you block someone on Facebook, you automatically block them on Messenger too.
If you want to block someone back on Facebook, you need to get their Facebook ID and paste it into the Blocking Page. Hit the Block button to effectively block that person. You can always unblock someone, but you won’t automatically be friends again.
Have you ever felt the need to block someone back on Facebook? Let us know in the comments below.
Is there another option available for those of us who have been blocked and have typed the name of the person and have also put in their FB ID and they do not pop up? It worked with one of two individuals that blocked me, but the other person does not appear. Has someone been able to find another route for blocking someone who has already blocked you? I meant to block that person but they were quicker than me.
Feb 3, 2023 – The only works from your PHONE, not your web browser. Type in the person’s name and they will appear. Click block!
You have to type the name the url doesn’t work.
The instructions say to add the Facebook ID of the person you want to block. However, the only option to enter the ID into is a search field and not just a text field. And because the other person has me blocked, Facebook won’t “find” their ID for me to block them. Is there another option?
Ellen Toscano says
I have tried repeatedly to block someone who has blocked me. Can’t find settings and privacy, only settings. What is the left hand pane? I have blocked facebook friends before but unable to do so now.
Ellen Toscano says
I have tried repeatedly to block someone who has blocked me. Can’t find settings and privacy, only settings. What is the left hand pane? I have seen it but it doesn’t have S
I have . ETTINGS. Please help me in a way that I can understand. Thaniksl
Ellen Toscano says
I have tried repeatedly to block someone who has blocked me. Can’t find settings and privacy, only settings. What is the left hand pane? I have seen it but it doesn’t have SETTINGS. Please help me in a way that I can understand. Thanisl
Turd Ferguson says
Works from the phone app, not the desktop.
I tried using the person’s FB ID several times, without success. Then I just typed their name and it worked. However, I have two FB accounts, and it did not work in the other account no matter whether I used the FB ID or the petsons name. I tried both about 5 times, but it didn’t work. Seems very inconsistent.
Does not work. Someone should take down this false article as it serves no purpose at all.
Thank you yes this worked with the phone (not computer). Type in the person’s FB name, not the URL
find the right answer and fix this post.
Kathy Hugo Pavlak says
I’ve tried everything! It’s so unfair(to the point of dangerous)that someone can secretly block you and then stalk your page everyday. That’s not right.
Mike Doroba says
I didn’t check who our mutual friends were, and I don’t remember her name, she blocked me immediately so I couldn’t find her. I suspect she is unblocking me periodically to check on my posts. Can facebook help me with this issue, because I want them blocked as well so they don’t see my posts
Tried it today (Sept 2022) and it works! I tried it on the Facebook app on my mobile (iOS). Used another FB account to check the Facebook ID of the person who blocked me (he was the one harassing me and now he’s hiding). Entered that into the Blocked list search bar and he appeared. I was so happy to be able to block him back. This is the only online article I found that discusses this. So thank you.
justin case says
If you have messaged them on messanger, you can just open the conversation, click the little “i” and then block from there
beverly fournier says
unable to find the id with the http// etc.
Trash. I can’t block those who have already blocked me out of cowardice. I want them out of my life so they can’t even have the option to ASK to come back into my life.
Alison Giese says
It worked for me, but only when I did it from my phone. It wouldn’t work from my computer.
Doesn’t work. the ID is simply not recognized because that person already blocked you.
100% pointless article. Please erase.
Totally useless,it use to work but not anymore.FB must have changed it
Does not and simply cannot work
I don’t have an option to block them. But an option to take a break. I blocked them and unblocked them. But now want to reblock them. Might be a time limit.
Doesnt seem to work, gave it a try but it says it cant find the account.
Just me says
How can you block someone who has blocked you? Their name does not come up when you type it in. This is ridiculous
If someone blocked me and then I blocked them, is there any way I can unblock them now so they can unblock me too?
It seems that this option is gone once both sides block each other.