Social media blocking guide

 

Facebook

Option 1: Blocking from Settings

  • Go to Settings

  • Click Blocking

  • Enter the name of the person you want to block and click Block

  • Select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears and click Block then Block [name].

Option 2: Blocking from the Profile Page

  • Click on the Facebook profile of the person you want to block

  • Click the More (…) icon and click Block

 

Facebook messenger

  • Open the conversation with the person you want to block

  • Click the Cog icon on the top right corner of the conversation

  • Click Block Messages twice to confirm

 

facetime

Option 1: Blocking through the FaceTime app

  • Open the FaceTime app

  • Tap the Info (i) button next to the phone number or contact you want to block

  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen

  • Tap Block this caller

Option 2: Blocking through the Settings app

  • Open the Settings app

  • Tap FaceTime

  • Scroll down and tap Blocked

  • Tap Add New

  • Select the contact you want to block

 

gmail

  • Open an email from the person you want to block

  • Tap the More icon (this is shown as 3 vertical dots or a down arrow) in the top right corner

  • Click Block [sender]

 

Instagram

  • Go to the profile page of the person you want to block

  • Tap the More icon (this is a cog or 3 vertical dots)

  • Tap Block

 


Line

  • Tap the Friends tab

  • Tap and hold the account you want to block

  • Tap Block

  • Tap OK

 

Messages (iPhone app)

Option 1: Blocking through the Messages app

  • Open the Messages app

  • Open the conversation with the person you want to block

  • Tap the Info button (i)

  • Tap the name or phone number

  • Scroll to the bottom

  • Tap Block this caller

Option 2: Blocking through the Settings app

  • Open the Settings app

  • Scroll down and tap on Messages

  • Tap on Blocked

  • Tap on Add new

  • Select the contact you want to block

  • Tap Done

 

Skype

  • Open Contacts

  • Right click on the contact name of the person you want to block

  • Click Block

 

Snapchat

Option 1: Blocking through user icon

  • Tap and hold the user icon of the person you want to block

  • Click Settings

  • Click Block

Option 2: Blocking through chat

  • Open the chat with the person you want to block

  • Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left corner

  • Tap Block Friend

 

Telegram

  • Tap the Menu icon

  • Tap Contacts

  • Tap the contact you want to block

  • Tap the contact’s name at the top of the chat

  • Tap the More icon (3 vertical dots)

  • Tap Block

  • Tap OK to confim

 

Texts

iOS

  • Open the Settings app

  • Tap Messages

  • Tap Blocked

  • Tap Add new and input details of person you want to block

Android or Samsung

  • Open Messages

  • Tap More

  • Tap Settings

  • Tap Block messages

  • Tap Block numbers

  • Enter the contact number or tap the + to block someone from your contact list

Google Phone

  • Open the Messenger app

  • Tap on the conversation with the person you want to block

  • Tap More

  • Tap People & Options

  • Tap Block

LG Phone

  • Open the Messenger app

  • Tap the SMS or MMS message of the person you want to block

  • Tap the More icon (3 dots) in the top right corner

  • Tap Block number to confirm

HTC Phone

  • Open Messages

  • Tap and hold the text conversation of the person you want to block until the Message options appear

  • Tap Block contact

 

Twitter

Option 1: Blocking from a tweet

  • Click the down arrow on the tweet of the person you want to block

  • Click Block twice to confirm

Option 2: Blocking from a profile page

  • Go to the profile page of the person you want to block

  • Click the More icon (3 vertical dots) on their profile page

  • Select Block from the menu

  • Click Block

 

Viber

Option 1: Blocking from chat

  • Open the chat with the person you want to block

  • Open the chat info screen

  • Scroll down

  • Tap on Block this contact

Option 2: Blocking from contacts

  • Open the Contacts screen

  • Select the contact you want to block

  • Tap on the Menu icon at the top of the screen

  • Click Block this contact

Note: the blocked contact can still see any messages you post in group chats that you are both a part of.

 

WeChat

  • Open Contacts

  • Tap on the contact you want to block

  • Tap the More icon (3 horizontal dots) in the top right corner

  • Enable the Block function

 

WhatsApp

Option 1: Blocking on a Apple/Android device

  • Tap Settings

  • Tap Account

  • Tap Privacy

  • Tap Blocked Contacts

  • Tap Add new

  • Select the contact you wish to block

Option 2: Blocking on a Windows device

  • Tap the More icon (3 horizontal dots)

  • Tap Settings

  • Tap Contacts

  • Tap Blocked contacts

  • Tap the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the screen

  • Select the contact you want to block