Monday, July 25, 2011

Find Out if You've Been Blocked on Facebook

Search Facebook to see if you've been blocked. Image: Techlure.
You split up from your girlfriend or boyfriend and they suddenly disappear from your Facebook friends list. Have they simply “unfriended” you on Facebook or have they completely blocked you instead?

There’s no way to be certain that you’ve been blocked on Facebook, because Facebook doesn’t notify users when someone else has blocked them. So how can you tell if you’ve been blocked on Facebook?

One way to find out if another Facebook user has blocked you is to carry out a Facebook search for the user’s name. If your friend has simply unfriended you, he will still appear in Facebook search results. If your friend has blocked you or deactivated his Facebook account, he won’t appear in the Facebook search results.

Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Out Who Blocked You on Facebook
  1. Sign in to Facebook.
  2. Click the Search box, which you’ll find in the main navigation menu at the top of the homepage.
  3. Enter your friend’s name into the input box. Facebook automatically displays a selection of results in the drop-down search pane. Choose See More Results to launch comprehensive search results in the main page.
  4. Facebook now displays the search results for the name you entered in a new page. You can now remove applications, pages, groups and events from the search results so that Facebook displays only other users with the same name as your friend. To filter the results, click the People icon in the left-side options menu.
  5. Carefully read through the list of people with the same name as your friend. Unfortunately, you need to check each and every name to see if your friend appears in the list.
  6. Further filter the search results by clicking Location in the left-side options menu. Type the home city, region or country of your friend into the location box. Facebook now narrows the search results to people with the name and location you entered.
  7. If you can’t find your friend in the search results, it’s likely that she has blocked you or deactivated her Facebook account. If you do find her in the search results, you can relax, she’s probably just unfriended you.


  1. Thanks, this seems to work well although it's fair to say that if you can't find someone in the search results that they might have deactivated and canceled their facebook account as well as blocking you.

  2. Aint there an app you can d/l onto FB to do this as well? want to know if my ex-boyf has blocked me. Bastard! Lol

  3. I know someone unfriended me but am not sure if they blocked me. I can still find them in search results and write the message but it doesn't show in my sent messages. I'm all confused!!

  4. Hi, if you can still see the friend in search results then she hasn't blocked you. FB also lets you control who can send you messages - public, friends of friends or just friends are the options - so the friend may have restricted this option to just her friends list.

  5. If I can find someone in a Google search but not on a facebook search, does that mean I'm blocked?

    1. Yes, if their FB profile shows up on Google but not on an FB search, it's a sign that the user has blocked you.

  6. I see the person's id on facebook search ..but when i press the profile pic i cant go tu his profile ..i cheked wid the other ids n hes absoluteli not there ..i cant c his comments ... i can only c his profile pic from one of my ids ..n dat too through fb search ..does dat mean he has blocked me ...?

  7. Unless of course they have deactivated their account and went under another name. Which has happened and then restored the account, but now they've came back secretly.. there are sooo many married ppl doing this..EXPERIENCE.. wow ppl please be careful...
    If someone doesn't want you to know what they're up to let them go.. they're not worth the hassle. If my friend or someone I know blocks me GOOD riddance have a happy life..
    To ALL

  8. People If you've been blocked its just your email use one of the many you have or make another and befriend the idiot again..OMG its simple If youre that desperate to know I'd you've been blocked..sin ple out smart the dummies come on theres ways around everything