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How To Block Someone On Facebook, Gmail And Instagram

How many of you are active on social media? Almost everyone of you would be having your account on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, etc.

These social channels are to connect with your friends. People are scattered all over the world but these social media sites make it possible to stay in touch with your friends and loved ones easily. You can also share pictures and videos with them. You normally use these applications for messaging, sharing some documents, special occasions photos and sometimes your feelings or modes also.

But there are some people who misuse the technology. Some of you would have a few friends who bother you and you don’t want their interference in your matters anymore. There are many anti-social people who send threats, abusive or spam messages, harras, comments on your photos that are not liked by you, unnecessary tags, or unwanted posts on your profile.

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So, to save innocent people from these anti-social elements there are many options like to remove the tags, delete the comments, stop messaging of the person or you sometimes ignore them. But you can also block them. It’s quite an easy way to block someone on Facebook, Gmail and Instagram. Some of you may be already familiar with this but there are still many who are not.

Today in this article you will get to know How to Block Someone On Facebook, Gmail and Instagram.

How to Block Someone on Facebook

There are many people who disturb you but you just ignore them. But let me tell you no need of doing this. You keep that person away from yourself and your profile. If nothing works then don’t hesitate and block that person from your account.

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Facebook is one of the safest and most secure social media sites which is world wide used by the users to connect with people. On Facebook, when you want to block someone there are other options given such as if you just want to inform that person that not to tag you or message and another such options are offered to you. But still, if you don’t find them sufficient then you can finally use block option.

It’s an easy way to block and when you want to block someone there are two ways of doing so.

  1. By The Way Of  Using Privacy Settings Menu

    The first approach is by using the Privacy Settings Menu at the top right of your Profile.

    Log in to your account. Then at the top click the Privacy Settings, a padlock sign.

    The next thing you have to do is click the option in the list displayed “How do I stop someone from bothering me?” Then a menu box will open that explains briefly the meaning of blocking people on Facebook and how it works.

    Now you would have to type the name of the person you want to block. This will just search for the right person you want to block. Also, remember one more thing that if the person you want to block is using some fake username on Facebook then you need to search for him as “joke” username or use his email id.
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    When you click the Block button then you will be provided the list of your friends and you have to find the same person you want to block. Then a next window will popup with the details of blocking and what you are going to do with this action. There will be a block option which you will press and you are done with this. This will finally block the person on Facebook.

  2. Block someone on Facebook using that Person’s Profile

    This method is more beneficial when you are not able to find the person you want to block with the above method.

    In this method, you need to go to the profile of the person you want to block. There you will find the “…” at the right corner of the profile page next to the “Message”. Click this button.

    Then you have to select the “Block” from the list and press the button over it. At last, you will be in front of final confirmation to block the person.

    This pop up window will briefly explain what blocking means and how it is going to work Facebook and then you will confirm to block the person.

    After all this, the person will be finally blocked and cannot contact you on Facebook either through messages or tags.

How to Block Someone on Gmail

When you find some mails irrelevant you mark them as spam but sometime its not enough to mark it as spam. These filters are not always beneficial, they still might get entry in your inbox. And you want someone to be just out of your friend circle then you can block that person on Gmail. There are many fake promotional mails, or offers from banks to get the coupons etc. If you wish to block them then its very easy to do so. You just follow these steps below and you can get rid of those unwanted mails from unknown people or your friends also.

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There are three simple steps to block a person from Gmail. These are as follows:-

  1. Open the mail of the person you want to block

    When you want to block someone firstly, open your account on Gmail simply by logging in with your username and password. There might be lots of e-mails in the inbox, so search by the name or email id of that person at the searchbar. Then it will display the list of mails from that person and select any one of them.

    Open the mail box from the person you want to block in the list of all mails.

  2. Click the down arrow & block Sender

    When you open the mail box there will be an arrow drop down button at the right most of the sender’s name. Click it and the drop down will open with many options like Reply, Forward and one among them will be Block <Sender name>.

    The option of “Block Username”, you have to click this. Then another window will be prompted to confirm the block of that user.
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  3. Confirm by pressing Block

    The window opened is to finalize that you are sure to block that person on Gmail. Finally, Click the “Block” and you are done with blocking the person who is bothering you. No more mails will be from that sender after this and you need not worry about it further. In case, if ever in future you want unblock him then its also easy to do.

How to Block Someone on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media app which is grooming right now and many users are using it. It’s an easy way to be in touch with your favorites and follow them. But sometimes some of them make others very irritated with their messages or unwanted comments. So, there is also the option to block such people. Do you know how to block someone on Instagram? No, then you need not worry. Here is the solution for you.

When you block someone he is no more notified of your updates and he is not informed about this blocking. He is blocked and cannot even see your posts of shared photos and videos. Also, he will not be able to search for your profile on Instagram.

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To block someone on Instagram three easy steps to do so are as follows:

  1. Open the Profile of the person to block

    When you open your Instagram profile open the list of friends and select the person to block from those who are either followed by you or you are followed by them. Tap the username of the person to open their profile.

  2. Tap the “…”

    When the profile of the person to block is opened. You will notice there is “…” at the top right corner of the username. Click there and a drop down will be opened with options such as Block User, Report etc.

  3. Tap “Block User”

    Then finally select the “Block User” option from these options. Then you get rid of that person with whom you don’t want to share your photos and videos anymore. He will not be able to see your updates or photos or videos.

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Final Words

All the social media channels must be used or productive purposes. These channels are highly secure and try their best to preserve their users’ interests. They try to create a healthy and growing environment so if any one tries to bother you, threaten you or harrass you then you can easily get rid of them with the above mentioned steps. If you have any query then please let us know through comments. Also, if any of your friends is going through the same problems then help them too.

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Urmila Kumari

Urmila is a fun loving, enthusiastic and experienced freelance writer. She is a post grad in computer science from the University of Delhi. She mostly writes about technology, gadgets, software and all things Internet. Leave suggestions and tips for her in comments.

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