How do you block someone on Facebook?


Quick Answer

To block someone on Facebook, sign into Facebook, click the lock icon at the top of the page, and then select "How Do I Stop Someone From Bothering Me?" Enter the name of the person you wish to block, click Block, and then confirm the block request.

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Full Answer

  1. Sign on

    Sign into your Facebook account.

  2. Click the lock icon

    Click the icon that resembles a lock in the upper-right section of any Facebook page. This icon opens the Privacy Shortcuts dropdown menu.

  3. Locate the user

    Select "How Do I Stop Someone From Bothering Me?" In the dropdown menu, enter the name or email address of the person you wish to block, and then click Block. This action opens the Block People dialog box with a list of people you can block.

  4. Block the user

    Click the name of the user you wish to block in the "Are You Sure You Want To Block" dialog box. Click Block to confirm. If the person you want to block is not on the list, go to the person's profile page. Click the ellipses icon located on the person's cover photo, and then click Block from the dropdown menu. Click Confirm to complete the process.

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