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.

This image shows how to select the desired conversation.

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

This image demonstrates how to select the user's name.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap “Block.”

This image shows where the block command is.

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

This image demonstrates how to activate the block feature.

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




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