You meet a lot of people on Facebook, form bonds, collaborate, and even reconnect with old acquaintances. There may be some situations where a person you meet may not always have your best interests at heart, and may also indulge in some not-so-great activity on the social media platform. Facebook takes this very seriously and in effect, has created a block feature that allows you to shut down these accounts and keep them from interacting with you on the platform until you see fit.
Blocking users ensures that the latter is unable to interact with your posts, send you a message on messenger, or even search for you across the platform. The operation is in effect as long as you deem it to be and it is very useful when the person in question is really proving to be a menace and a disturbance. However, if you do not want to outright block a user on Facebook, one more thing you can do is Unfollow them so that you can stop receiving notifications from the server in question. This way, you can still stay connected with the user but the lack of notifications will help you maintain a distance.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to unfollow a user on Facebook.
Table of Contents
Step 1. Head to the Facebook web version and log in using your current credentials.
Step 2. In the search bar, type in the name of the person you want to block.
Step 3. Click on the correct profile from the search results and open up their profile.
Step 4. Click on the ‘Friends’ button near the profile controls.
Step 5. From the drop down menu, click on the ‘Unfollow’ button
Once you confirm the operation, the user will be blocked and will not be able to interact with you across the platform. The user will be added to your block list and you can unblock him/her if you feel you have reached a stage of reconciliation.
Step 1. Open the Facebook app on your smartphone.
Step 2. Using the search bar, locate the user you want to block.
Step 3. From the search result, tap on the correct profile to head to the main profile page.
Step 4. From the profile window, tap on the ‘Three Dot’ button.
Step 5. From the drop down menu, tap on the ‘Following’ option.
Step 6. Finally, tap on the ‘Unfollow’ option.
The user will now be unfollowed and you will stop seeing notifications from the account on your news feed. This way you will not be in touch with the user’s activity on Facebook and help you maintain a healthy distance from him/her on the platform.
If you are an avid Facebook user and don’t have the app for your smartphone, you can use the links below to download the same.