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How to find out who has blocked you on Facebook

By blocking a user, a person can block a user to view his profile, send friend requests, send messages, comments or even reading other posts written on photos, links, pages, or groups.  The block is the most powerful weapon at the disposal of each user to exclude one or more people on Facebook. By blocking you stop all communication between the two users on Facebook, present and future.

When someone stops us we do not receive a notification and it is not easy to understand if you were blocked, deleted from friends or if your friend has deleted his/her account, or if that profile has been disabled/banned from Facebook. How do you figure out what happened? Is it possible to find out who blocked me on Facebook? Yes, and today we'll explain how to do it.


This Article will not talk about friends who have deleted you (who removed you from friends), here we talk of the block, remove from friends and lock are two different things. If someone has removed you from friends you can still visit his profile. If someone has blocked you, you do not see anything, you can not find the person on Facebook and you can no longer communicate through Facebook.

How to find out who has blocked you on Facebook

As I mentioned on figuring out if a friend (or girlfriend) has blocked you on Facebook is not easy (Facebook could never notify such a thing; kindled only grudges between the two people).

The first step to see if someone has blocked you is trying to find his name on Facebook. If you do not find the profile even trying to name there is already something wrong. Try also to seek the listing through mutual friends, visiting the friends list of your mutual friends on Facebook. If you still do not find the person there could be 3 reasons:

1) Your friend has blocked you.

2) The friend has deleted his profile.

3) The account of the person has been disabled (by him/her directly or by Facebook following a violation of Facebook Terms).

To exclude the 2nd and 3rd point we must proceed by small steps.

Method 1

Check in messages if you have a conversation with this person. If you two sent messages (also in chat) look for them from the messages page ( and expand the conversation.

The photo of the person will show the default Facebook image (the white outline on blue background), but what interests us is the name. If the name of the person is black (in bold) and can not be clicked to visit the profile almost certainly the person has blocked you on Facebook.

Also when you try to send a message to the user, Facebook will return an error. This is because the lock prevents the sending and receiving of new messages from the two users.

A user with the account disabled would have the text bold "Facebook User" and not the real name. This gives us a first confirms that the user has blocked us on Facebook.

Method 2

Another way to figure out if a user has blocked you on Facebook is to open a conversation with your friend and try to report it as spam. Re-open the message page and the conversation with the user. From the menu at the top right of the sprocket "Actions" choose "Report spam or abuse ...".

From the new window that opens then choose "Report one or more participants in the conversation for harassment or threats, or to have a compromised account." And click OK. If the next window read "Operation prohibited" to the right of the name of the friend it mean they have blocked you.

Method 3

This additional method is to use if you've never exchanged messages (chat or messages) on Facebook with the person you think you have been blocked. However, we need at least to know his username. The username is the URL that Facebook automatically assigns to each profile. If you try to visit any profile on Facebook you will notice that the URL is

Try to look for the person's name on Google (search for "+ name + surname facebook"). If you find the URL of his/her profile will almost certainly try to visit it and you should see the error message "The page you requested was not found."

Note the username you find the URL, and now visit the link Replace "username" with the username the friend / or question and press Enter. This is a tool that provides some information about any user, page, application, and object on Facebook.

If you can see the user informations (such as id, name, first name, last name, username, etc..) Then the user is existing and active on Facebook and then you have been blocked.

A user who deleted or disabled their account does not give back the information through this tool.

Method 4 (the simplest)

Finally, the last method, the simplest and most obvious, is to ask a mutual friend if he can see the profile of the person you think you've been blocked. If the profile is visible to the friend in common then you are been blocked.

To conclude

If thanks to this article you found out that a friend / girlfriend blocked you or removed from the friends should not worry or feel irritated. If that person has decided to block you will have its reasons which should not interfere with your friendship in real life. Facebook is just a social network, a virtual place to stay in touch, do not let Facebook ruin a friendship or a relationship.

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