Social media makes it easy to participate in quarrels, leading to hasty decisions like blocking others. So, what can you do if you feel blocking regret? Well, you can easily unblock someone on Facebook, and we’ll show you how to do that in this article!
Naturally, when you block someone on Facebook, you can’t see their profile anymore. Moreover, because you can’t see their profile, you won’t see an “Unblock” button on their page. Ultimately, the process to unblock someone on Facebook isn’t too challenging, but it takes a few more steps than when you first blocked them.
The process to unblock people on Facebook differs depending on whether you use the mobile app or the desktop version. However, there’s no reason to worry because we’ll show you how to do it on both devices. Scroll down to the section you need, and unblock that certain someone you want to be friends with again.
What Happens When You Unblock Someone on Facebook?
We’ve all had those situations when we don’t want to interact with someone on social media, but sometimes, we hit that “Block” button a little too fast. If you’re feeling block-regret, don’t worry. Facebook makes it easy to interact with your friends again.
However, before you decide to unblock someone, there are some things you need to know. First, we recommend removing any posts you may have made about the user before unblocking them. The other user will see all your posts, even those you uploaded while they were blocked.
Next, you can’t block them again for 48 hours. If you’re unblocking someone to Facebook stalk them, they have a full two days to stalk you back. Contemplate that 48-hour rule before following the steps below. If letting them see your profile for two days doesn’t bother you, then you’re good to unblock them.
Finally, you must send the user another friend request if you want to be Facebook friends again. Facebook assumes that you don’t want to be friends if you block someone. Be prepared to answer some questions about why you blocked them in the first place before moving forward.
Now that you know the unblocking highlights, it’s time to let your friend (or foe) back into your life. The following sections will teach you how to do it on the iOS or Android mobile app or the website.
How to Unblock Someone on the Facebook Mobile App – iOS
By nature, iOS makes everyday tasks simple. Unblocking someone on Facebook is no different. Launch the Facebook mobile app and follow these steps:
Step 1: Tap the Menu Icon
Open the Facebook app to the home screen and tap the menu button in the bottom right corner. This button has your profile icon and says “Menu.”
Step 2: Tap Settings & Privacy
Tap the Settings & privacy option located below the All shortcuts menu.
Note: You can also reach the blocking tab by tapping the settings cog in the top right corner. Tap that.
Step 3: Tap Settings
The drop-down menu will expand. Tap the Settings option near the top.
Step 4: Tap Blocking
Scroll down the page until you see the Audience and visibility section. Then, tap the Blocking option.
Step 5: Tap Unblock
You’ll see a list of all the people you’ve blocked on Facebook. Select Unblock next to the user’s profile. Then, confirm you’d like to unblock them.
How to Unblock Someone on Facebook Mobile App for Android
Our Android readers will find that unblocking someone on Facebook is simple, too! The menu button is different on the two devices. So, this is the section for you if you have an Android.
If you want to make amends with another user, follow these steps:
Step 1: Tap the Menu
Open the Facebook mobile app for Android and tap the menu option in the top right corner. This menu button looks like three horizontal lines.
Step 2: Tap Settings
Tap the settings cog in the menu. It’s in the top right corner.
Step 3: Tap Blocking
A new menu will appear with several options. Scroll down to Blocking and tap it.
Step 4: Tap Unblock
Find the person you want to interact with again and tap Unblock next to their name.
How to Unblock Someone on the Facebook Website
You don’t have to run and grab your phone to unblock someone. You can do it on the website, too! However, the process on a computer takes more steps than on the Facebook mobile app. If the Facebook website is all you have, then you can follow all of these steps to unblock someone:
Step 1: Click Your Profile Icon
Log into your Facebook account and click your profile picture in the top right portion of the screen.
Step 2: Click Settings & Privacy
A small sub-menu will appear. Click Settings & privacy.
Step 3: Click Settings
A new sub-menu will appear. Click Settings.
Step 4: Click Privacy
Some options will appear on the left side of the window. Click Privacy in that menu.
Step 5: Click Blocking
This page will finally show you the Blocking option. Click it.
Step 6: Click Edit Next to Blocked Users
Surprisingly, there are still a few more steps. Navigate to the Blocked Users section and click Edit to the right.
Step 7: Click See Your Blocked List
A pop-up window will appear. Click the Blocked List option.
Step 8: Click Unblock
Finally, look for the user you want to unblock. Then, click Unblock next to their name and confirm.
Blocking someone on Facebook is a bit too easy at times. We get mad and hit the block button, and then we feel remorse later and want our friends back. Then, sometimes, we want to unblock people to see what they’re posting about us. If you find yourself in either of these situations, don’t worry because you can unblock them.
When you find yourself in this predicament, follow the steps above to unblock someone on Facebook. Of course, it’s important to remember that you can’t block them for 48 hours. So, use caution when following the steps above.
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