Blocking individuals from your Facebook page can be a necessary step to ensure your page remains a safe space. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to manage and block unwanted users on your Facebook page.

Understanding Blocking on Facebook Pages

Facebook Pages differ from personal profiles and are generally used for businesses or public entities making the management of followers or unwanted accounts imperative.

The process of blocking someone from your page involves a few simple steps that can significantly enhance your control over who engages with your content.

Blocking Users: Step-by-Step Guide

Block Users Via Page Settings:

  1. Access Page Settings: Open Facebook and navigate to your Page. Click on the three-dot icon and select ‘Page and tagging settings’.
  2. Blocking Users: Click on ‘Blocking’ in the menu and then ‘Edit’. Choose ‘Add users to Block list’ or ‘Add followers to block list’.Blocking on facebook 1
  3. Ban Action: Type the name of the user you wish to block and click ‘Block’. Select whether to ban only the user or their other profiles and then confirm the action.
  4. Unblocking Users: To unblock someone, repeat steps 1-4 and select your block list to unblock users.

Block Pages or Apps Via Page’s Settings Menu:

  1. People and Other Pages: Go to your page settings and tap on ‘Block Pages’ or ‘Block Apps’.Blocking Apps on Facebook
  2. Ban from Page: Scroll down to locate the individual you want to ban and choose the “Ban from page” option.


Blocking from Personal Timeline:

  1. Blocking via Settings: Launch the Facebook app, go to Settings & Privacy, select ‘Blocking’, and enter the person’s name. Choose ‘Block’ and confirm.
  2. Direct Profile Block: Visit the person’s profile, tap the three dots near their cover photo, and select ‘Block’.

How to block someone from seeing your Facebook Ads

Blocking or excluding someone from your ad campaigns can be a strategic move to manage your online presence. Once banned from the page, as detailed above, they lose the ability to interact with your page in any way, from posting comments to sending messages.

Here’s an alternative way to do this specifically for Facebook Ads:

Excluding Someone From Seeing Your Facebook Ads:

Refine your ad targeting effortlessly. During the ad creation process, delve into the ad set and choose “Custom Audiences.” Upload a list of specific individuals you wish to exclude from seeing your ads. By doing so, you ensure they won’t be part of your target audience and won’t come across your ads.

Blocking or excluding a particular person from your ad campaigns or leads on Facebook is not only possible but also a practical step in managing your online presence. Whether you opt to ban them from your page or exclude them using custom audiences, you are in control of who engages with your content.

How to Block Someone from Facebook Groups

For group administrators, the process of blocking members involves:

  1. Access Group Settings: Navigate to your group and select ‘Members’.
  2. Blocking Members: Identify the member to be blocked, tap on the three dots next to their name, and choose ‘Ban from Group’ or ‘Suspend from Group’.

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Managing Unwanted Messages

Differentiating between blocking on Facebook and blocking from sending messages is crucial. To block messages from specific users, follow these steps:

  1. Open Messenger: Access Messenger from your News Feed.
  2. Blocking Messages: Scroll to the conversation, select ‘Privacy & Support’, and click ‘Block Messages’.

Unban Procedures

If you wish to unban someone:

Via Page Settings:

  1. Navigate to Page Settings: Click ‘Settings’, then ‘People and Other Pages’.
  2. Unban Action: Find the banned person, click on the settings icon, and select ‘Unban from Page’.

Via Page’s Inbox:

  1. Access Inbox: Visit your Page’s inbox and locate the message from the person you wish to unban.
  2. Removing the Ban: Click on the three dots and choose ‘Remove ban from Page’.

Understanding the Impact of Banning

Banning someone from your Facebook page restricts their interaction with your content. They can no longer like, comment, or post on your page. However, they can still view your page content and share it elsewhere on Facebook.

Handling Different Types of Posts

It’s important to discern between spam and legitimate grievances. While spam posts should be blocked, genuine complaints can be addressed professionally rather than resulting in a ban.

Blocking individuals on your Facebook page grants you control over your content’s audience, maintaining a positive and safe online space.

If you are looking for some help or advice on Facebook page optimization or social media in general, contact Phoenix Media today for a free consultation.



  • Published on : Tuesday November 28, 2023

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As the managing partner for Phoenix Media, Rob brings over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing and running successful agencies in the UK, Australia and Thailand. Starting in a sales role he has covered all aspects of the agency from sales and service to technical ad operations. Reach him directly on

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