How To Unblock Someone On Facebook

Luis Sebastian
By Luis Sebastian · February 16, 2023

There are a lot of reasons you might want to block someone you have as a friend on Facebook. It might not even be your friend, but you’re just pissed as a result of their attitude or the nuisance they are constituting on your page. It can be so annoying that they will not only stay within your posts but also come right at you in your dms (direct messages). 


Now let’s get this straight: blocking a person on Facebook can be healthy for both you and the blocked individual. However, you might have done this by mistake, or you need to let the person see a particular post by you. Whatever reason you had to block them, you are not to blame for taking that decision in the first place. At the end of this article, you will have a good understanding of how to unblock someone on Facebook. 


Remember that when you block a profile on Facebook, they won’t be able to do any of the following:

1.see anything you post on your page

2.send you a message

3.tag you in any form of content 

4.Add you as a friend

5.invite you to any events or group


It could be a long time friend you want to keep away from. This may also be someone you just met or haven’t even met and they decided to constitute a nuisance. Perhaps they just tag or mention you in posts that do not align with your values. We recognize that a lot of factors could have contributed to your decision to block them. But do not worry, we will show you the whole process of unblocking someone on the application. You will find all the information you need below.



The process of unblocking them is easy, but many people have trouble navigating this as the option is buried in your account settings. When you decide to unblock a person, they will be able to see the posts that you share on the application. HHowever, that person will not automatically become your friend on Facebook, even if you both were friends before you blocked them. Generally, when you block a person on Facebook, you also unfriend them automatically. Unblocking them will not allow you to add them back as friends. For you to become friends again with them, you would need to send them a separate friend request if you want to be their friend again. By Facebook standards, when you unblock a profile, you won’t be able to block it again for a few days. You will also need to wait 48 hours before you can become friends again.



Now, this process is different for those who use the classic mobile browser and for those who use the updated mobile browser. This is because of the difference between the two versions. You might be wondering how the classic pages differ from the updated pages. Let me quickly walk you through that. Facebook announced in February 2021 that the platform will begin rolling out a new format for business pages. This is why it is also called the "New Page Experience." Facebook has been rolling out the updated mobile browser for a while now. This updated browser is also known as the "new page experience." This new experience was designed to replace the classic page experience by updating every feature, from page management and user access to feeds and layout. Basically, the new page update affects the backend, and only the admins and people managing the page will be able to see it. The classic mobile browser gives your page a new layout and the ability to switch between page and profile. You will also have a separate news feed just for your page. 


The new page experience now offers a redesigned page layout and experience. Unlike in the past, where everything appears rough and muddled, all important features are well aligned. The new layout is much cleaner and more user-friendly. If you wish to manage a page, you will need to switch to it. Before this, all you had to do was open the page from your account,  and you could manage it. If you just open the page, you will only be able to view its content. You will not be able to manage or make any changes. 


In this classic page experience, anyone who likes your page will automatically follow it. But if a user does not want your posts showing up on their feeds, they could unfollow your page. This doesn’t automatically mean they will dislike the page.




You can also switch between the two browsers, but before you begin, you must have Facebook access to a new page. If you already do, then simply follow these easy steps. 

On mobile:


1 Open the Facebook Application 

2. Click on your profile photo in the bottom right.

3. Under your name, tap on the new page that you want to open. 

This will automatically switch to your new page and open it. 



With all of these differences, the process of unblocking someone differs between browsers. In this article, however, we have provided you with step-by-step procedures specific to each browser. The process shouldn’t take more than a minute or two; you just have to know where to look for the option.


For classic mobile browser 

To begin, tap the icon in the upper right corner of your Facebook screen. 

Second you scroll down and tap settings

Thirdly you scroll down to audience and visibility and then click on blocking

Then you tap Unblock right next to the profile you want to block.

Facebook will require you to tap Unblock a second time to confirm that you would like to unblock that profile. Then you will see a list of people that you have blocked on Facebook, from here you can then proceed to 

Unblock a profile: Simply click on "unblock" next to the profile of the person you would like to unblock, then click on "unblock" again to confirm. 

Block a profile: Type in the name of the profile you would like to block, then click on "block." After this, you have to tap Block again to confirm your decision. 


For the updated mobile browser 

1.Tap the three lines icon on the top right of Facebook

2.Scroll on the drop down and click on Settings

3. Scroll down to privacy and click on blocking.

You will then see a list of profiles that you have blocked on Facebook. Now proceed to make your final decisions to either block or unblock 

Block a profile: Click on "add to blocked list" and type in the name of the person you would like to block. Proceed to click on the search icon to search for the profile you want to block, then tap "block." Note: Facebook will require you to tap on Block again to confirm your submission. 

Unblock a profile: Simply tap Unblock next to the profile of the person you would like to unblock, then click Unblock again to confirm. 



Another feature that Facebook offers is the ability to review blocked profiles. In case you want to be sure that you have truly blocked them out from seeing your posts or even being able to send you a message. You might also be surprised at the people you find under this category and realize you didn’t even want to block them anyway. See below for a step-by-step guide to viewing the Facebook profiles you've blocked. 


For the Classic mobile browser

Tap the three lines icon on the top right of Facebook 

Scroll to "settings" in the drop-down menu and click it.

From the drop-down menu, you click on audience and visibility, and then you tap blocking.

From this list, you will see a list of profile that you have blocked and you can either choose to

Unblock: Give them the right to be your audience again by simply tapping unblock right next to the Facebook profile you wish to unblock. Remember, as mentioned earlier, that you need to tap on the unblock option again to confirm your decision. 

Block: Here you can go ahead and enter the name of the profile you would like to block, then click on block near the person's name. You would also need to click on "block" again in order to confirm to Facebook that you want to block the person. 


For the updated mobile browser

Tap the three lines icon on the top right of Facebook

Scroll through the drop down and tap Settings

Scroll down to privacy and then click on blocking.

Here you will see a list of profiles that you have blocked on Facebook and from there you can 

Unblock a profile by doing the following: Just tap Unblock next to the profile you would like to unblock. You then have to tap Unblock again to confirm this. 

Block a profile: You will click on "add to blocked list." Then type in the name of the person you want to block and select Block. Click on "block" again to confirm. 


Facebook is one of the largest social media networks worldwide. It is recognized as one of the best platforms on which you can grow your business. So it is a place where you can generate brand awareness and create meaningful connections with potential customers, leading to an overall increase in sales. 


As a result, it is your right to perform any action on your profile. This includes who you want to see your profile and who you don't want to see it. After all, it’s your own profile and not anyone else’s. So you decide who to block and unblock. I hope this article was helpful in answering all of your questions.