How to block or unblock someone on the Facebook Messenger app

Business Insider | 1/22/2020 | Marissa Perino
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You can easily unblock someone on Facebook Messenger in the "People" preferences section of the app.

You can also block the person's phone calls and messages on Facebook Messenger using basically the same process.

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You can easily block — and just as easily unblock — anyone on Facebook in the Messenger app with a few simple taps.

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To do so, you'll have to access the "People" section of the app's preferences by clicking on your profile picture. After navigating through the menu, you can block and unblock friends by selecting a name from the list or by searching for a specific person.

It's also important to note that blocking someone on Messenger does not block them on Facebook as well. The two have separate functions, though you can view both settings in the same place. Blocking on Facebook removes the person as your friend and also blocks them on Messenger, while blocking on Messenger only blocks the person's calls and messages.

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The process to block and unblock someone is very similar. Here's how to do both.

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1. Open the Messenger app on your iPhone or Android device.

2. Tap your profile picture, which is located in a circle in the upper-left corner of the...
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