Want to know what happens when you block someone on Facebook? Keep reading this post till the end to know all the facts, privacy terms, and rules.

Facebook is the biggest platform to interact with people worldwide and exchange ideas in the best possible way. However, ever wondered what happens if some users get too irritating for you, or bad enough to remain in contact anymore?

Of course, you got the option to block them on FB. Next, people think about the consequences of blocking someone on the platform. Well, you don’t need to guess anything because here in this post we are going to explain everything about what happens When You Block Someone On Facebook.

It’s All About Your Friends, Your Choice, And Your Action

Unfriending someone means removing that person from your friend list but blocking someone is a little bit complicated.

Everyone wants a safe and friendly environment, no matter whether it’s about the real world or the digital world.

So, to get rid of all the negative people on FB, you can either unfriend the person with whom you don’t want to talk or block them.

Are you wondering what happens when you block a person on Facebook? I think you have an idea related to that, but through this guide, you will know everything that happens after blocking someone on a social media networking site. So, let’s get started now.

Everything That Happens When You Block Someone On Facebook

What happens to old posts, comments, likes, etc. after blocking someone on FB?

When you block someone, the blocked person will not be able to see your old posts and comments whether be it on their timeline or somewhere else. On the other hand, you will also not be able to see blocked person news feeds, comments, etc. means that everything will vanish from your feed.

Everything between you and the blocked person will disappear but not for others. However, your other friends will see all your posts, comments, etc.

What about new posts, likes, and comments?

As we discussed earlier blocking someone practically vanishes your profile for each other from the Facebook search results. This means you are not able to access their profile page at all.

What Happens When You Block Someone On Facebook

Furthermore, both of you will not be able to create any new posts on each other’s timeline. Also, you both will not be able to see new posts and comments on respective common pages and groups where you both exist.

Can a blocked person find your name in search results for your profile on Facebook?

Well, the answer is no. Because as we have told you previously both persons will not be in contact with each other, and also they will not appear on each other’s search history.

So, if you block someone and if they search for your profile on a Facebook search engine, they will not be able to see your name or profile in the Facebook search results.

Similarly, if you are trying to search for a profile that you have blocked, it will not appear in your search results. Sometimes the blocked person profile might appear in your search results (which is nothing but an FB search engine bug), but when you click on the profile, it will result in a blank page.

Can a blocked person access your file through the Google search engine?

As you know, Facebook profiles are available through Google search results too. This situation is possible only in one case if you have not changed the “privacy settings” and hidden your profile from search engines.

So, if a blocked person searches your name in Google search or other search engines, they will be able to see your profile link but not able to access your profile.

However, if they are logged out from their profile, then only they can see your public profile or whatever is open to the public on your profile.

What happens to the shared photos or posts by mutual friends?

Once you block someone from your lists, you will not be able to see each other’s profiles. However, both of you will be able to comment on a mutual friend’s posts or photos. This is because after blocking, Facebook hides your profile from each other, but not your mutual friend profile.

If your mutual friend posts any type of content on Facebook, both you and a blocked person can see the shared or posted content, or you may even like, comment, or share the same content with others.

However, if the mutual friend shares any content to your wall through his/her wall, in that case, any blocked person will not be able to see the content of the shared posts.

Are the tags visible when you block someone on Facebook?

Well, no because first of all, neither you can tag the blocked person nor he or she can.

What happens to stories when you block someone on Facebook?

Once you block the person, they will not see any of your Facebook or Messenger stories, even if you haven’t blocked them from Facebook Messenger. The same happens from your end too.

What about common groups?

If you and the blocked person are in any Facebook common group, things will slightly differ. You and the blocked person will not be able to add each other to any of the new groups.

What about old groups when you block someone on Facebook?

You will remain part of all your old groups, but the blocked person will not be able to see your comments or posts in common groups. The same rule is applicable for both blocked and blocker users.

Can you message and call on Facebook Messenger?

The answer is the same as usual nope because when you block someone on Facebook, you will lose all the possibilities to connect with that person even on Messenger also. Also, you can not communicate with that person through group chats. Moreover, when you open the FB group for the messages, where the blocked person is also a member, you will be notified about it.

Next, if you block the person only from the messenger, you can view their profile and interact with them on Facebook. This is because blocking on Messenger and blocking on Facebook both are different things.

What happens with your old messages on Facebook Messenger?

If you block a person on Facebook, it doesn’t mean that your old messages will be deleted automatically on Messenger. You will have to delete messages manually.

Note: Facebook’s terms and policy keep changing for the blocking mechanism. Keep an eye on this page to stay updated with all the latest updates related to the Facebook blocking story.


So, that’s the ultimate guide on what happens when you block someone on Facebook. As you got to know through this article you will lose all ways to connect with the blocked person, even you will not be able to access their profile, like their post, comment on their photos, and many other actions when you block someone on Facebook.

So, that’s all for now. We hope you enjoyed reading this article, and this article helps you in exploring your vision. For more updates related to Android do follow us regularly on our website The Android Portal and stay connected with us.

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