Facebook: Block person that has blocked you.

This is a short guide on how to block a Facebook user that has blocked you. In most cases, blocking a person is easy – you simply click on their profile and use the “Block” option. However, if that person has blocked you, then you won’t be able to see their profile. That means that they can continue to view your profile while they are completely “invisible” to you. Well, this guide should help you to “return the favour”, so to speak.

NB: I have updated this guide for the new Facebook design that was released in 2020. This works for most people. I personally tested this on Facebook’s Android app in October of 2020 and it worked. It also seems to be working on iPhone. However, it does not seem to be working on the website version. If it does not work for you, please post a comment below and let us know what platform you’re using.

Step 1 – Open the “Settings” menu.

Open the “Settings” menu by clicking on the “hamburger” menu in the top right-hand corner.

Block someone who has blocked you

The three lines in the top right-hand corner of the app will open your Settings menu.

Once you have opened your “Settings” menu, you will need to scroll down to the bottom and click on “Settings & Privacy”.

Settings and Privacy

Click on the “Settings & Privacy” button. This is currently located under “Help & Support”.

After that, a new menu will expand. Once this new menu appears, you will need to click on the “Settings” option, which is just above “Privacy Shortcuts”.

Settings & Privacy

A screenshot of the “Settings & Privacy” menu that will appear.

Step 2 – Select “Blocking”.

At this stage, you will need to scroll down to the Privacy section and click on the “Blocking” option. At the time of writing, this was located below “Public Posts”.

blocking facebook option

“Blocking. Review people you’ve previously blocked.”

Step 3 – Click on “Add To Blocked List”.

Once you have reached the “Blocking” page on Facebook, the following text will appear at the top of your app:

Once you block someone, that person can no longer see things you post on your timeline, tag you, invite you to events or groups, start a conversation with you, or add you as a friend. This doesn’t include apps, games or groups you both participate in.

Furthermore, if you have previously blocked someone in the past, their profile will also appear in the list below.

Add to blocked list

Click on the blue “Add To Blocked List” option.

In our case, we want to block someone. Therefore, we will need to click on the “Add To Blocked List” option.

Once you have done that, the following page will appear.

This section allows you to block people that have already blocked you. Their Facebook profile image and name should be displayed here, regardless of whether they’ve blocked you or not.

In the text box that Facebook have provided at the top, enter the name or the email address of the person that you want to block. If you enter their name correctly, their name should appear in the list below.

At this stage, you can simply locate their profile and click on the blue “Block” button on the right. Congratulations, you’ve just returned the favor.

Their name isn’t appearing in the list?

Here are a few things that you can try if the person you’re wanting to “block back” isn’t appearing in the list.

Try using the smartphone app instead.

Some users have said that blocking the person’s profile is not possible via the website version of Facebook. As a result, you might want to try and use the smartphone app instead.

Enter their username.

If entering their regular full name does not work, then try entering their username instead. To do this, you will need to get one your friends to visit their profile on the website version of Facebook and look at the username in the URL address bar of the browser.

An example of what this username could look like:


Have they deactivated their account?

People deactivate their Facebook accounts all of the time. Sometimes, they do it for a day or two. On other occasions, they may disappear for months on end. Are you sure that this isn’t the case?