Facebook allows you to block someone if you don’t want that person contacting or connecting with you on the platform.
You may have blocked a person accidentally, or you only blocked the person to prevent them from accessing your profile for a certain period.
Whatever the case, I’ll help you unblock a person on Facebook through this article.
However, you’d have to send the unblocked person a friend request if you want to add them back on your friends’ list.
That’s because, when you unblock someone you also automatically unfriend them.
Let’s get down to it.
How to unblock someone on Facebook via PC – 5 easy steps
Step 1: Log in to Facebook.com and click on the down arrow at the top right of your PC screen.
You get a drop-down with Settings & Privacy. Click on it.
Step 2: After clicking on Settings & Privacy as seenabove, you should click on Settings.
Step 3: Click on Blocking. You can see your blocked friends on the right side of your screen.
Step 4: click Unblock next to the name of the friend you want to unblock, as seen in the image above.
Step 5: Click confirm on the dialogue box that appears.
That’s it, you’ve unblocked this person.
Now let’s see how you can do the same thing on your Facebook app.
How to unblock someone on the Facebook app – 5 quick steps
Perhaps you don’t have the luxury of a PC or you just want to unblock someone from the comfort of your mobile. Facebook allows you to do that too.
Here’s how to unblock someone using your Facebook app in 5 easy steps
Step 1: Open your Facebook app and click the ‘Menu’ icon(3 Parallel Lined Icon) as highlighted in the image below.
Step 2: Tap Settings & Privacy. Doing that reveals the Settings button, tap on that as well.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap Blocking. Doing this will display a list of people you’ve blocked on Facebook.
Step 4: Tap Unblock next to the person you want to unblock. Facebook will only allow you to block them again in 48 hours – if you want to.
Step 5: Tap Unblock on the dialogue box that appears.
That’s it! You’ve unblocked someone using the Facebook app. But you can also do it on Facebook Messenger.
How to unblock someone on Facebook Messenger
Briefly, I’ll show you how to unblock someone on Messenger in 5 quick steps.
Step 1: Tap your photo icon at the top left corner of your messenger app.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap Account Settings as seen in the image below.
Step 3: You are navigated to a new window. In this window, under Privacy Menu, tap on Blocking.
Step 4: Tap Unblock next to the person you want to unblock.
Step 5: After tapping unblock, you have to check the dialogue box that appears and confirm you\ve unblocked this person.
That’s it, unblocking someone on Facebook should be a piece of cake for you from this point on, regardless of whatever device you try it on.
How long do I have to wait after unblocking someone before I can add them as friend?
You can add them as a friend immediately after unblocking them.
Where is the unblock button on Facebook?
The Unblock button is found under the Blocking menu. Navigate to Settings > Blocking, you will find the unblock button next to people you’ve blocked.
How do I see the list of people I blocked on Facebook?
Open Facebook. Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Blocking. You will see the list of people you’ve blocked.
How do I unblock a Facebook page?
Log in to Facebook from a PC (can’t be done on mobile). Navigate to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Blocking. Now scroll down until you find ‘Blocked Pages’. Select the page you want to unblock and click ‘Unblock’
How do I unblock or block an app or game on Facebook?
Open Facebook on desktop, navigate to Apps & Games. Select the app or game you want to remove and click ‘Delete’. On mobile navigate to Settings > Apps and Websites > Logged in Facebook, select the app or game you want to remove and tap ‘Remove’