Facebook has numerous new and old features. It is so easy to get lost.
Besides, there are tons of people there now. No wonder “blocking” tool has become so popular.
But how does it work actually? Will blocking a person restrict him from seeing your messages on your mutual friends’ wall? Will it restrict him from seeing your profile? How is it different from simply “unfriending” a person.
Let’s make a clear list of how blocking a Facebook user works:
1. If I block a person on Facebook, will he still be able to see any of my info?
-> No, blocking users stops them from being able to see if you’re going to the
same event as them, from following links to your name (like
photos) and from seeing anything about you. You can’t search for them and they can’t search you. Facebook removes every link to your page when you block that person.
2. If I block someone on Facebook, will it remove all his or her comments from my wall?
-> No, you will have to manually delete them if you need.
3. If I block someone on Facebook, will it remove all our past private conversations?
-> No, these conversations will still be available to both of you.
4. Does blocking a Facebook user restrict him from seeing your messages on mutual friends’ walls?
-> Yes, if you block someone, he will no more be able to see your messages on your mutual friends’ wall.
5. Can I block a person who is not my friend?
-> Yes. You can set up a block list in Privacy Settings -> “Edit block list”
-> Yes, for some reason, you will.
7. How can I make sure if someone has blocked me on Facebook?
-> The most obvious flag of being blocked is that you can no longer see any sign of that person. They completely vanish. You can’t find them in a search and you can’t see their profile even if you follow a link from your previous conversation or photo.
Hope things are clearer now!