Facebook Messenger: Here’s How to Block and Unblock Someone

Users can stop others from sending them messages and calls

Have you ever wanted to stop someone from being able to contact you on Facebook Messenger? Our guide will show you how to block messages from the user within the Messenger application.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Messenger app on iOS. Also note, blocking messages from someone on Messenger is not the same thing as blocking the person on Facebook.

Step 1: Open the conversation with the person you wish to block.

Step 2: Tap the user’s name at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap “Block.”

Step 4: Tap the toggle next to “Block Messages” to stop the user from being able to send you messages and calls on Messenger.

If you ever want to unblock messages from a user later on, complete the following steps.

Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the top-left corner of the Messenger home screen.

Step 2: Tap “People.”

Step 3: Tap “Blocked.” This will take you to a list of the users you’ve blocked on Messenger and/or Facebook.

Step 4: Tap the name of the user you wish to unblock.

Step 5: Tap the toggle next to “Block Messages” to unblock messages from the user.