Facebook Messenger is a popular instant messaging app that allows users to send and receive messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos with their Facebook friends. With the increasing use of Facebook Messenger, it is common to encounter unwanted messages or calls from someone, leading you to consider blocking them.
Blocking someone on Facebook Messenger means that they won’t be able to send you messages, call you, or see your profile picture or online status. This is a useful feature that ensures you only interact with the people you want to talk to on Facebook Messenger. In this article, we’ll explore ways to block someone on Messenger and what happens when you block someone on Facebook Messenger as well.
How to Block Someone on Facebook Messenger
Blocking someone on Facebook Messenger is a simple process. Here are the steps to follow:
- Open the Facebook Messenger app on your device.
- Select the conversation with the person you want to block.
- Tap on their name or profile picture at the top of the conversation.
- Scroll down and tap “Block”.
- Confirm that you want to block the person by tapping “Block” again.
Once you’ve blocked someone on Facebook Messenger, they won’t be able to send you messages or call you on the app. They also won’t be able to see your profile picture or online status.
What Happens When You Block Someone on Facebook Messenger
Blocking someone on Facebook Messenger has several effects. Here are some of the things that happen when you block someone on Facebook Messenger:
- They Can’t Send You Messages
- They Can’t See Your Online Status
- They Can’t Call You on Messenger
- They Can’t Add You to a Group Chat
What Happens to Your Conversation When You Block Someone on Facebook Messenger?
When you block someone on Facebook Messenger, the conversation will not be deleted, and it will still be visible in both inboxes. However, you won’t be able to receive any new messages from that person, and you won’t be able to send messages to them. The other person will also not be able to send messages to you, and they will not receive any notifications from you. So your conversation will be safe, but you won’t be able to interact with it until you unblock the other person.
How to Unblock Someone on Facebook Messenger
If you decide to unblock someone on Facebook Messenger, you can do so easily by following these steps:
- Open the Facebook Messenger app on your device.
- Tap on your profile picture or avatar icon located at the top left corner of the screen and tap on the Gear icon.
- Scroll down and select “Privacy & safety” and then select “Blocked people.”
- Here you will see a list of all the people that you have blocked on Messenger. Find the person you want to unblock and tap on their name.
- Tap on the “Unblock” button located beside their name.
- Confirm that you want to unblock the person by tapping on “Unblock” again.
Once you unblock someone, they will be able to send you messages, call you, and online status again.
While blocking someone on Facebook Messenger might seem like a good idea in the heat of the moment, it’s important to remember that it’s not a permanent solution. Your conversation with that person will remain frozen in time until you unblock them, and who knows, you might just end up needing to talk to them again someday (maybe for a group project, or to coordinate a surprise birthday party). So before you hit that block button, think twice and ask yourself: “Do I really want to freeze this conversation in time?” After all, it’s your choice!
FAQs about Blocking Someone on Facebook Messenger
Can the person I blocked see that I’ve blocked them?
No, the person you’ve blocked won’t be notified that you’ve blocked them. They’ll simply stop receiving messages from you and won’t be able to message you back.
Will blocking someone on Messenger delete our previous conversations?
No, blocking someone on Messenger won’t delete your previous conversations. Your conversation history will still be visible in both of your inboxes.
Can I still see the blocked person’s profile and posts on Facebook?
Yes, Blocking someone on Messenger only blocks them from being able to send you messages and seeing your online status. It doesn’t necessarily block them from being able to see your profile or posts on Facebook. However, if you block someone on Facebook, that will also block them from Messenger and they won’t be able to message you there either.
What happens if I accidentally block someone on Messenger?
If you accidentally block someone on Messenger, you can unblock them at any time by following the steps mentioned earlier in this article.
Can a blocked person see my online status on Messenger?
No, a blocked person won’t be able to see your online status on Messenger, and you won’t be able to see theirs.
Can I still receive messages from the blocked person in a group chat?
When you block someone on Facebook Messenger, it won’t affect your participation in group chats that they’re also a part of. You’ll still be able to see their messages in the group, and they’ll be able to see yours. However, Facebook will give you a warning when you enter a group where you’ve blocked someone on Messenger, just to let you know that they’re in the group as well. This is just a precautionary measure to avoid any potential surprises or misunderstandings.