How to Block People on Facebook

Keeping your life private is getting harder every day. Enjoy some privacy by blocking people from your Facebook page, and do it without them knowing.


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You Will Need

  • Internet access
  • Facebook account


  1. Step 1

    Type in person or e-mail

    Enter the name or e-mail address of the person you wish to block.

  2. Step 2

    Click Settings

    Click Account at the top of the page. Select Acount Settings from the drop-down menu.

  3. You may also select Privacy Settings from the drop-down menu.

  4. Step 3

    Open account

    Open a Facebook account at There's bound to be people who want to chat, but who you don't want to chat with.

  5. Step 4

    Click Block List

    Click Block List on the Privacy Settings page.

  6. Step 5

    Click Manage under Privacy

    Click Manage next to the bolded word "Privacy."

  7. Step 6

    Choose from the list

    Select the person you want to block from the pop-up window and click Block to keep them out of your Facebook life.

  8. The average Facebook user has 130 friends on the site and is a member of 12 groups.