How to Unfriend/Block Someone On Facebook



Having problems with an ex partner or friend on Facebook? Perhaps Sarah has sent you one too many Candy Crush requests. Below we have compiled a list of handy tips as recommended by Facebook that you can utilise if you ever find yourself in any of these scenarios.



Facebook keeps growing, and if CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitious plans to extend internet access to ‘everybody’ come to fruition, their current user base of 890 million people could sky rocket in the future. With more people on Facebook, the more likely you are to run in to internet trolls on the popular social media site.



How do I unfriend or remove a friend?

To unfriend someone:

1.      Go to that person's profile

2.      Hover over the Friends button at the top of their profile

3.      Select Unfriend


Note: If you choose to unfriend someone, you'll be removed from that person's friends list as well. If you want to be friends with this person again, you'll need to send a new friend request.



How do I block someone?

To block someone:

1.      Click  at the top right of any Facebook page.

2.      Click How do I stop someone from bothering me?

3.      Enter the name or email address of the person you want to block and click Block.

4.      If you entered a name, select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears.


Fortunately, when you block someone they will not be notified.  




How do I report a fake account that's pretending to be someone I know?

Fake profiles and Pages created to imitate real people (impostor accounts) are not allowed on Facebook.

If someone created an account pretending to be one of your friends, please ask them to report it to Facebook. You can also send your friend a message that will let them know about the impostor profile. To send a message:

1.      Go to the impostor profile

2.      Click  and select the option to report

3.      Follow the instructions for an account that's pretending to be someone you know


If your friend does not have a Facebook account, they'll need to fill out this form.

Note: Please keep in mind that Facebook can only act on reports from the person who is being impersonated.



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