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How to Block a Facebook Stalker

Updated on April 6, 2012

Getting rid of a Facebook stalker is easier than you think. Using Facebook’s privacy settings, you can delete friends and block any Facebook user from sending you friend requests, application requests and even block people by their email address. Here’s how you do it!

Step 1: Sign into Facebook. On the far right side of the blue ribbon at the top of your newsfeed, click on the small downward facing triangle icon.

Step 2: Once you have clicked on the triangle icon, a dropdown menu will appear. The options will include Account Settings, Privacy Settings, Logout and Help. Click on the Privacy Settings option.

Step 3: Once you have clicked on Privacy Settings, you will be brought to a page, where you can mange all of your Privacy Settings, including who can see your posts, which information gets shared with others, and how you connect with others. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page. You will see an option that says Blocked People and Apps. To the right, you will see a link that says Manage Blocking. Click Manage Blocking.

Step 4: Once you have clicked Manage Blocking, you will be taken to a page where you can enter the name or email address of the person you wish to block. From this page you can also block certain people from sending you invites for applications and events. You can even block someone who is not a Facebook user, if you know their email address.

Step 5: To block a Facebook user from contacting you, simply enter their username and click the Block button. To block someone using their email address, simply type in their email address, then click Block. To block a certain user from sending you requests for applications and events, simply type in their user name under Block app invites or Block event invites and hit enter.

Facebook is meant to be a safe and easy way to connect with your friends and family members. You should never have to deal with a Facebook stalker. Now that you know how to block your Facebook stalker, you can keep up with your friends and family in peace!


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    • alisha4u profile image

      alisha4u 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Good to know information for newbies...

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      sunnyfish118 6 years ago

      Good to know this!

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      TMApsey 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Glad I was able to help you out!

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      I want to add that had I known about the option of blocking a person without viewing the Facebook user's page, it would not only have been much faster, but I could have avoided having to look at her face to do it.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      Thanks for this. I had a hard time finding the block button on a person using the new timeline feature as compared to the other traditional screen where it is on the bottom left hand corner. I was so relieved when I found it.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Very good information. I recently had to block someone and a friend helped me figure out the screens. Vote up!

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      Rosa Marchisella 6 years ago from Canada

      Very important information for people to know. As someone who has been stalked since high school, I'm glad you posted this for others. My stalker tried to find me through FB and when he couldn't get to me directly, he started soliciting my FB contacts saying he was a friend who has lost my phone number and address when he moved. Important note to people trying to ditch a FB stalker: Make sure ALL your FB friends know not to give out your private information to ANYONE.

      You may want to follow up with a hub on how people can maximize their security settings. A shocking amount of FB users don't know where the security settings are and how to set them to protect their information, such as address, phone number, photos, friends list, wall posts, etc.

      Thank you for posting this and keep up the awesome work :-)

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      Breen Bergstrome 6 years ago

      Thanks for all this great information. I know lately that a few hubbers have been having quite a time dissing other hubbers...what is that? Why? They have personal vendettas and too much time concentrating on self.

      This is valuable information for many members of our hub community facing discrimination or attack for speaking their truths through their hubs. Seems stalkers need a platform, and attack when they find one.

      When it becomes too taxing to ignore thank the gods there are ways to free oneself from the negativity by following your directions.

      Way to go, TMApsey, much appreciated.

      Meet for coffee sometime at the Emerald Wells Cafe? I'm often there for my morning coffee and fine company.