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How to block a person on Messenger

Lately you’re getting lots of messages from a Facebook user. You thought to “silence” for a few hours by turning off notifications from the latter, but unfortunately the solution proved ineffective. The messages keep coming, they are more and more annoying and so you decided to adopt a much more drastic solution: block the person in question.

What to say? I fully share your choice: in some cases you have to draw heavy artillery, and that’s why I’m here today and I’m ready to explain how to block a person on Messenger. Take five minutes of free time and let me explain, step by step, how you can block messages received by a user on Messenger by acting from a PC – in this case from Facebook chat or directly from the Web Messenger version – or from portable devices, using the official Messenger app for Android and iOS. I assure you that this is a very simple operation.

Just a small clarification before starting: there is a clear difference between blocking a person on Messenger and blocking a person on Facebook. In the first case, the restriction only affects Messenger and prevents the locked user from contacting the person who set the block. In the second case, however, the block affects both Messenger and Facebook, where the blocked user can not see what the user who set the block is publishing, can not tag it and can not add it to friends (more info here ). All clear? Well, then say that we can set aside the chatter and move on to the main theme of this tutorial.

Index

  • How to Block a person on Messenger from PC
    – From the Facebook chat
    – From Messenger
  • How to Block a person on Messenger from mobile
    – Android
    – iOS

How to Block a person on Messenger from PC

How to Block a person on Messenger

Do you want to block a person on Messenger by acting as a PC? Well, in this case you can choose between two different solutions: block the user who is annoying you by logging into your Facebook account or accessing the Web version of Messenger. Let me show you how to proceed in both cases.

From the Facebook chat

If you have decided to block a user directly from the Facebook chat, connected to the social network login page and log in to your account (if you have not already done so). Then type the name of the user to be blocked in the search bar at the top, click on the magnifying glass icon, find the profile of the person in question and select it.

Then click on the Message button and, in the lower right window, press the gear symbol located between the handset icon and the “X” (in the upper right corner of the window) . Then click on the item Block messages … and confirm your choice to block messages and calls from the selected user by pressing the button Block messages.

How to Block a person on Messenger

From now on, the blocked user will no longer be able to contact you on Messenger or in the Facebook chat, and of course you will not be able to do the same. Also, if you and the blocked person are added to a group chat, Facebook will let you know before you even join the conversation. If you decide to participate equally in the chat, the blocked user can see your messages in the group conversation and you too can do the same thing.

In case of change of mind, if one day you decide to unlock the user just blocked, all you have to do is go back to his profile, click on the Message button, press the gear icon in the bottom window and select the item Unblock messages … from the menu that opens.

From Messenger

Have you decided to block a user from Messenger? Well, then first connect to the main page of the service and log in to your account (if necessary). Then find in the box on the left (the one containing the recent chats) the user you want to block or, alternatively, type his name in the text field Search Messenger and press the Enter key on your PC keyboard.

At this point, click the button (i) that is located on the right and, in the window that opens sideways, presses on the gear symbol placed next to the name of the user you are about to block. In the menu that appears, click on the Block messages and, in the box that opens, confirm the operation by clicking on the Block messages again. The game is done!

How to Block a person on Messenger

From this moment, you will no longer be contacted on Messenger by the newly blocked user and you will not be able to do the same. The only “exception”, pass me the term, concerns the group chats: if you and the blocked user will be included in the same group conversation and you decide to participate, you can talk to the user in question and, consequently, he too can do the same. Of course, before taking part in the group conversation, Facebook will inform you about the presence of users you have blocked.

If you change your mind, you will be able to unlock the newly blocked user by clicking on the gear symbol again (after opening the chat on the locked user and after opening the tab containing its info) and selecting the item Unblock messages . That’s all.

How to Block a person on Messenger from mobile

How to Block a person on Messenger

Do you want to block a person on Messenger by operating comfortably from your smartphone or your tablet? Nothing could be simpler! All you have to do is take your Android or iOS device and follow the instructions below.

Android

To block a user on Messenger from your Android device, start the Messenger app and log in to your account (if required). Then open the conversation about the person you want to block (you can do this by simply tapping on his name that should appear in the list of recent chats, or looking for it in the search bar located above), press the button (i) and, in the screen that opens, press the item Block (below, next to the prohibition symbol).

At this point, in the screen that opens, move ON the switch lever located at the item Block messages from [name of the user to be locked].

How to Block a person on Messenger

Now you will no longer receive messages from the user you just decided to block. Of course, if you change your mind, you can unlock it just as easily: just re-open the chat of the user in question, press the button (i), select the item Lock and finally move the switch lever on the OFF position at the item Block messages from [name of the user to be blocked].

iOS

If you plan to block a Messenger user from your iOS device, first start the official Messenger application, open the conversation about the person you want to block and tap the user name (above).

Subsequently, presses on the voice Lock and, in the screen that opens, moves ON the switch lever located at the item Block messages. Have you seen how simple it was to block the user on Messenger from your iOS device?

How to Block a person on Messenger

From now on you will no longer receive any message from the user you have just blocked, unless you decide to unlock it by opening the conversation again and then tapping on the Unlock voice and moving the lever to OFF. switch located at the item Block messages. Nothing could be simpler!

How to Block a person on Messenger