Facebook was created with the mission of “bringing world closer together”. This means that people get to interact with their family and friend and find new friends based on their likes and dislikes and preferences among other things. But many-a-times you stumble across the wrong kind of people on the popular social networking platform. Many-a-times you meet stalkers who harass you online. Many-a-time you meet bullies who tend to harm and harass you on mentally on social media. Many-a-times you simply don’t want to some people.

So what would you do? What do you do when you meet bullies, harassers or people who you believe are toxic for your health? You block them.

But with Facebook introducing so many features and tools every day, it is easy to get lost finding the right set of controls. So here are a bunch of easy steps using which you can block someone on Facebook:

When you are using Facebook’s web-based platform:

– Open the profile of the friend you want to block.

– Now click on the three dots next to the Message option.

– Click on Confirm button to block.

When you are using the Facebook app:

– Open the profile of the friend you want to block.

– Now tap on the Friends option right next to the Message option (iPhone users).

– Tap on the Block option.

– Then tap on Block option again to confirm.

Alternatively, you can also un-follow a friend. Un-following a friend means that while you will remain friends on Facebook, you will stop seeing posts from your friend. You can also snooze all the posts from a friend for 30 days.

Now that you have blocked an annoying friend you can rest be assured that the person won’t bother you, at least not on Facebook for the foreseeable future. But what if you blocked a friend just you were angry with them and now you want to be friends with them on Facebook again? Or what if you blocked the wrong Pooja or Siddhant instead of Siddharth?

Goof-ups can happen anytime, that’s why Facebook offers you an unblock option to correct your mistakes. Here’s how you can unblock a friend on Facebook:

When you are using Facebook’s web-based platform:

– In your Facebook profile, tap on the downward arrow next to the Quick Help option.

– Now click on the Settings option.

– Tap on the Blocking option on the left side of the window.

– Now you will see a list of people you have blocked on Facebook.

– Tap on the Unblock option next to the name of your friend and you are done.

When you are using the Facebook app:

– Open the Facebook app and tap on the hamburger menu on the bottom right corner (iOS users).

– Tap on Settings and Privacy option then tap on Settings option.

– Now scroll down to the Privacy option and tap on Blocking option.

– Here you will see a list of people you have blocked on Facebook.

– Tap on the Unblock option next to the name of your friend and you are good to go!

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