How to unblock someone in Messenger

How to unblock someone in Messenger
How to unblock someone in Messenger

Without a doubt, Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular chat applications. You will probably use it daily if you are reading this. Like any communication method, there are times when you just need to block someone, for being particularly annoying or whatever.
However, after a while, you can decide that the person/profile no longer deserves to be blocked. Hell, you might even find the need to resume communication for selfish reasons. In any case, here is a quick guide on how to unblock someone in Messenger, which covers iOS, Android and the web browser.

How to unblock someone in Messenger: Mobile devices

The interface is quite similar in iOS and Android. However, there are some small differences.

iOS (iPhones and iPads)

Step 1

Touch the Messenger application to start it and select your profile picture (in the upper left corner).

Step 2

Swipe down and touch People in Preferences to access more options. bLocked is the last one in the window, which will list everyone that has been blacklisted.

Step 3

Touch a contact you would like to unblock and press «Unblock in Messenger». A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the decision. Touch Unblock again and you can receive text messages and calls from that contact.
The same window allows you to unblock someone on FacebookAs you know, it is possible to block someone in Messenger and remain friends on Facebook.


Step 1

Again, start by selecting the profile picture in the Messenger Chats and navigate to People. From there, the verbiage is slightly different.

Step 2

Select Blocked people to view the profiles in the blacklist and then press Unblock next to a contact's name. Of course, Android also allows you to block/unblock that person on Facebook from the same window.

How to unblock someone in Messenger: Browser method

This method may involve more work, but it is a useful alternative. This is what you need to do.

Step 1

Log in to Facebook in your favorite browser and click on the triangle icon to access the More menu.

Step 2

Choose Settings from the drop-down window and then the blocking tab (located in the menu on the left).
Here you get the complete blocking administration portal. You are looking for «Block messages».

Step 3

You will find a list of blocked contacts in «Block messages». Simply click Unblock next to the person's name to unblock. There will not be a confirmation popup, so consider yourself warned.

How to block someone in Messenger

Here is a quick summary of how to block someone in Messenger.

Messaging application

Access Chats and navigate to the one you want to block. Enter the chat thread and touch the profile picture of the person you want to block. Then, slide down and tap bLock for more options.
Select «Block in Messenger» in the next window and confirm your choice in the pop-up window. Keep in mind that this action does not block that person on Facebook.
The other way to do this is to touch your profile picture in Chats, select People and then Block. Touch "Add someone" and choose a person from your contacts.

Important note

There is no option to block messages from pages and business profiles, at least it is not called Block. After touching the profile picture of the page, you will see Receive notifications and Receive messages. Touch the button next to Receive messages to deactivate it.

Browser method

There are two ways to block a person in Messenger here. Go to the Block tab (as described above) and enter the contact's name in the box next to "Block messages from".
Another option is to click on the Messenger icon, select the chat thread you want to block and click on the settings icon. Select Block and you're done.

bLock, Stock, Unblock

So who do you think deserves to be blocked or unblocked?
Feel free to share your experience with the rest of the community.
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