When it comes to social media, the first name that comes to mind is Facebook. In a market that was dominated by the likes of High5 and Orkut, Facebook came in hot and absolutely blew them out of the water, and today, it is not only the biggest social network in the world but, combined with Instagram and Whatsapp, owns the largest share of the social media market.
Over the years, people have used Facebook to reconnect with old friends, follow their favorite topics and personalities, and even collaborate with people around the world, and although it has been overtaken by Instagram in terms of popularity, Facebook still remains very relevant in the market.
Facebook Messenger, or Messenger, is the messaging app on Facebook. This is used to enjoy conversations with your friends on the social media platform and ever since they created a separate app for Messenger, its popularity has shot up, as you no longer need the main app to use it. What’s more, you can even use Messenger with your mobile number and even receive SMS updates within the app, if that is something you prefer.
Another little change that the Messenger app introduces is the ability to block people on the Messenger platform if you don’t want to completely block them on the Facebook platform. This prevents users from interacting with you through messages but still allows them to check out your updates on Facebook and even interact with your profile.
In this tutorial, we will show you how you can block a contact on Messenger only –
Step 1. Open the Messenger app on your smartphone (iOS or Android).
Step 2. In the search bar, type in the name of the user you want to block. This will open a chat window with the selected contact.
Step 3. Next, tap on the name of the user at the top of the chat window.
Step 4. From the menu that appears, scroll through the list and tap on the ‘Block’ option.
Step 5. Finally, tap on the ‘Block Messages and Calls’ option.
Once you confirm the operation, the user will be blocked on the Messenger platform. As mentioned earlier, this will prevent the user from calling or messaging you on Messenger, but they will still be able to see your profile on the main Facebook app.
If you do not have the Messenger app on your smartphone, and want to download the same, then the app is free for both Android and iOS, the links for which are given below –