How to Block Someone in Facebook without Them Knowing?

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We all have that one friend in Facebook that we just really hate and didn’t want to talk to.

Sometimes though, we would even start to wonder, how did we know him in the first place?

As annoying as that person seems, sometimes the best solution to that is often the harshest one which is deleting or blocking.

Blocking however, is easier said than done because not everyone has the guts to do so.

This is because some people (Like me) have a soft heart that they don’t want to hurt another person’s feelings because we just have this conscience or principle in life that we just have to be kind to everybody.

Lucky for us, Facebook has developed even more today that when you block someone, that person will never find out!

Effects of blocking a person in Facebook

Blocking someone will cut off any FB connection you have with that person right down to removing the tagging!

You don’t have to worry about the side effects of blocking someone because truly, I can’t think of any.

I would advise you to block instead of just clicking on “unfriend” because when you unfriend someone, that person can always add you back and harass you.

Here’s some of the effects that will happen when you block a person:

  • Previous tags with that person will be removed
  • That person will NEVER know that you blocked him!
  • If he does notice, he will only think that it might be an error in Facebook.
  • That person won’t be able to search for your name through the Facebook search bar.
  • You will automatically be invisible to him and vice versa.
  • You will have a piece of mind!

How to block

The steps are extremely simple, you could literally block that person in less than a minute.

Facebook has developed its systems repeatedly so that you’ll have more enjoyment when using it with less harassments from spammers and stalkers.

1) Go to the Facebook profile of the person you want to block

finding the block button in Facebook

You can just click on the person name anywhere or even search through the FB search box.

2) Click on report/block

blocking someone on Facebook

When on the profile, just look for the three dot symbol (…) and click on that.

It will open up a drop down so from there, click on the bottom-most choice which is report/block and voilà!

You’ve blocked your enemy!

Now you can enjoy a bully-free Facebook environment without having to worry about hiding and pretending you’re not online whenever that person’s there.

Benefits of blocking

Believe it or not, blocking those annoying spammers and stalkers actually has it’s benefits:

1) You can focus on better things

Don’t you just hate it when you’re trying to do work and someone you don’t like bothers you?

I often get gay wannabees (Because all of them were guys) who constantly bother me while I’m on Facebook and saying things like “Hi”, “Hey”, and “What’s up?”

It’s not wrong for a person to say that but nobody says that every minute or two just to get your attention.

Worse, I get disturbed every day and it’s very disturbing at times, especially when I’m having group discussions on Facebook for work.

But after blocking those spammers, I can focus better and finish up my work faster.

2) You help fight cyber bullies

Sure you can stand up for yourself but always remember that there are other people usually younger than us who keeps getting bullied online.

If we keep a blind eye to this threat and not take action, those bullies won’t get the message and just move on to their next target which they find more gullible.

As a Good Samaritan, blocking these abusers or even reporting abuse will teach them a lesson and even give Facebook a message to check out their profiles whether is it true or not that they have been harassing people.

When more people take action, the number of cyber bullies will drop faster than a speeding bullet.

 3) You take control of your life.

If you’ve been a Yes Man all your life, saying No and taking action to defend yourself will help start open up yourself to a world of possibilities.

You feel like you can take command of your own life instead of letting others take advantage of you and this my friend, is your first step toward personal success.

You will also learn to appreciate things more as what you do depends on what action you take.



It may be nothing but blocking a person in Facebook can teach you a number of things.

You’ll start taking control of your life by this little step and before you know it, you’ll be making bigger decisions in the near future so don’t be afraid to give yourself that chance, it’s literally just a click away!

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19 comments to “How to Block Someone in Facebook without Them Knowing?”
  1. thank you!
    i’m scared they will set up another fb account under a false name and still see my profile?! love your article by the way, very nice to read,

  2. Thanks Riaz for this tutorial. There seems to always be someone on Facebook that is either harassing or annoying.

    Most time I have unfriended them, but like you say, they can just add me back and still message me. Very annoying.

    Now I know how to block these people permanently and make my social media experience a little better.


    • Pleasure’s all mine Jason, glad to hear that! Some people just don’t know when to take a hint so sometimes, we need to be a little bit heartless so they get the message.

  3. Hi Riaz
    I too have been ignoring such annoying people on Facebook but they do affect you on a certain level and do say things that actually hurt you. It is really sad that people are so desperate for attention. I too started blocking most of the people who constantly text me just to destroy my mental peace and I too have started focusing on work better. I guess blocking is necessary if you want to focus on the positives in life.

    • Sometimes we just have to block certain people who keep bugging us Shrestha, it’s not pleasant but its the right thing to do as they will slow us down and it’ll be even harder for us to keep focusing on work. Thanks for sharing your feedback, much appreciated and I hope you have a great Friday!

  4. I’m sorry but I would just like to mention that by now everyone knows if you can no longer search for someone on Facebook and you could before that they have for sure blocked you. There are no errors in Facebook that would cause such a drastic inability to find a person who was there before.

  5. How can you tell if someone takes you off there messenger list.I was talking to the singer Martina McBride for last 3 days and now I cannot leave her a message?

    • Hey Felicia,
      There are differences when talking about the Messenger. If its the Facebook Messenger app you’re talking about, then that person won’t see anything. If its the Facebook chat that you use when you’re on the computer, then that person can see spy on you as he can see your whole entire profile.

  6. I want to block a person whom I am NOT friends with. Its my ex & I DONT want this person seeing my info. How do i do this? Tks

  7. It appears that someone has used this to block me, but i can still get access to their page and see them in my search results. I want to block them totally, but get no results found when i do. Is there away around this so i don’t see them on my page anymore. When i go to their page to block them, the option does not show. Thx

    • There’s no way to do that Justine, the only thing Facebook allows is to make your account private only to friends. Unfriend that person and he can’t see anything about your activities. It’s better that way because then, that person will get the message and leave you be.

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