How do I block somebody….


How do I block somebody on...

We live in a world of instant & infinite connectivity. This means every now and again you are going to connect with a plonker, a key board warrior, an agitator or a troll. In this blog I am going answer the question "How do I block somebody on...?"

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
WhatsApp

(we will cover more channels like email, messenger, YouTube, Snapchat etc in a future blog)

Not all blocking has the same outcome so I am going to talk you through how to block somebody and how your agitator might be able to still access your pages/content.

 

1. Facebook

To block somebody you need to navigate to the person’s Facebook page.
In the cover bar on the far right you should see a button with 3 dots.
Click that button and the bottom option is ‘block’.
Next press confirm and that person is blocked.

How do I block somebody on faceboook

If you can’t find their profile in the first place, chances are they might have already blocked you. You can still block them so they can’t unblock you and have a nosy (and then block you again!):

You need to press the downward arrow in the farright top bar.
Choose the ‘settings’ option.
Then on the left-hand side you will see ‘blocking’.
Once selected you can type their name into the box and select ‘block’.
Facebook will give you a list of people with that name and you can select the correct one to block. You will also see a list of people you have already blocked, in case you want to ensure a certain pesky person is already on there.

How do I block somebody on faceboook

2. Twitter

To block somebody on twitter it’s very similar to the way you do it on Facebook:

In the cover bar on the far right you should see 3 dots.
Click those dots and the fourth option is ‘block’.
Next press ‘confirm’ and that person is blocked.

Remember that if you don’t have your profile set to private mode those trolls will be able to log out of their twitter and still see all your tweets, luckily, they cannot comment but just bear this in mind.

How do I block somebody on twitter

3. Instagram

You’re starting to see a pattern here aren’t you:

Top right corner.
3 little dots.
Second option down is ‘block’.
Then choose ‘yes I am sure’ and they have gone!

Again if you don’t have your profile set to private mode anybody will be able to look at your Instagram page by typing your URL into a browser, unless you are in private mode. They just can’t make any comments unless they log in (but if they are blocked they still can’t)

How do I block somebody on Instagram

4. WhatsApp

You know this already don’t you:

Top right corner.
Three little dots.
Bottom option is ‘More’.
Top option is ‘Block’.
Then select ‘Block’ again and they will not be able to send you message or see when you are online.

How do I block somebody on whatsapp

How do I block somebody on Snapchat/Email/Messanger... etc

If you are still left scratching your heading thinking "How do I block somebody on snapchat or email!?" I will be looking at blocking on other channels in a future blog – if there is a channel you would like guidance on immediately, please email me and I will talk you through the blocking process.

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