How to Unblock Someone on Facebook (2024)

In Short
  • If you have blocked someone on Facebook, you can unblock them using the web or mobile app versions. You need to wait 48 hours to block them again.
  • To unblock users on the mobile app, head to Facebook Settings -> Blocking -> Unblock button next to a user's name.
  • On the website, click on your profile picture -> Settings and privacy -> Settings -> Blocking -> see blocked list and unblock users.

No matter how hard you try, there will always be people that you end up having bad blood with. In that case, if you are connected to these people, blocking them on Facebook has probably been your go-to solution in the past. However, if you are ready to rip off that bandage, unblocking these users is a good first step. But, Facebook’s interface has changed a lot over the years and if you can’t figure out how to unblock someone, this guide should help you out. So, let’s get right into it!

Unblock Someone Using the Facebook Website

If you mostly use the web version of Facebook, here’s how you can unblock a blocked user on it:

  • Head over to the Facebook website using your desired web browser. Then, click on your profile icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  • From the drop-down menu, select the Settings & privacy panel.
Finding the Settings and Privacy panel on Facebook web version
  • Then, select the Settings option from here.
  • On the next page, scroll down to the Blocking section under the Audience and visibility panel in the left panel. Click on it.
  • In the right panel, you will now see a Block users option. Click on the Edit button right beside it.
  • Then, select See your blocked list and you will see the complete list of people you have blocked on Facebook.
  • Detect the account(s) that you want to unblock and click on the Unblock button associated with them.
  • On the next page, click the blue Confirm button, and that’s it.

Unblock Someone Using Facebook Mobile App

The easiest way to unblock a blocked user is through the Facebook mobile app for Android and iOS. It’s just a lot simpler and faster. Moreover, the process is the same on both mobile platforms. There are some minor interface changes, which we will also clarify for you in the steps below. In this case, we are using an Android device to outline the steps. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Open the Facebook App on your device and tap on your profile icon at the top right corner. This profile icon will be on the bottom right corner of iOS.
Facebook Profile Icon placement in Android (L) and iOS (R)
  • Then, tap on the settings cogwheel icon and scroll down to find the Blocking section under the Audience and Visibility panel.
  • Here, you will see a list of all the people that you have blocked on the platform.
  • Simply tap on the Unblock button on the Facebook account that you want to block.
  • Next, in the confirmation popup window, tap the Unblock button again.


Once you unblock them, you will have to wait for 48 hours before you can block them again.

Follow the steps above, and in no time, you will have unblocked your frenemies on the platform. Plus, as Facebook reminds you as well, your tags with the person are restored and they when you unblock them on the platform. They can also view your profile again if it’s unlocked.

So, if you have blocked trolls or online bullies, keeping them blocked is probably a good idea for your peace of mind. With that said, let us know in the comments if this guide helped you out.

Does unblocking someone on Facebook add them back as my friend?

No, unblocking someone on Facebook will not add them back as your friend automatically. You will have to manually send them a friend request again to make an attempt to add them back to your circle.

What happens when I block someone I share a Facebook group with?

If you are in the same Facebook group as someone you have blocked on the platform, you will stop seeing their comments or posts in the group. They also won’t be able to add you to a group. However, you will be able to see the Facebook groups that the blocked profile has created or is a part of.

Can I block someone again after unblocking them on Facebook?

Yes, but you will have to wait for 48 hours after blocking them, to be able to block them again.

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