How To Know If Someone Blocked You On Facebook Or Deactivated Account

In this article, we mention a few ways which can be used to find out if someone blocked you on Facebook or deactivated account. How to know if someone blocked you on Facebook by using the steps shared below.

Was there some misunderstanding and now you see that the number of friends has gone down on Facebook? Well, it happens a lot of time when our real life interactions/behavior reflect on social media. And please note that it may not always be the case of getting blocked but sometimes the user may delete or deactivate Facebook account to get rid of the complications and irritation of social network.

So, let us get to the point and find out if you are blocked on Facebook or if someone has deleted/deactivated their account.

How To Know If Someone Blocked You On Facebook?

1. Check Recent Conversation

Open the conversation you might have had earlier with that person on Facebook. If you notice that you are not able to click on that person’s name and it has turned black instead of a blue link to their FB profile, then these are signs that you have been blocked by that person on Facebook.

Moreover, you won’t be able to send messages to that conversation.

How to know if someone blocked you on Facebook
Observations in case you are blocked

Now, these signs also indicate that they might have deactivated the account. But if you are able to see their profile pic in conversation then you are blocked and in case there is no profile picture then the person has deactivated the account.

how to know if you are blocked on Facebook
Observations that user has deactivated FB account

2. Facebook Search

Try searching the person using the FB search bar at the top.  Either you won’t find the person in search suggestions or even if you find them you won’t be able to visit their profile. If you get the following message “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now“, then you have been blocked.

how to find out if you are blocked on Facebook

This behavior is the same in the case of blocking and deactivating the account.

3. Mutual Friend

Visit the profile of a mutual friend. Open his/her friend list from their profile.

Note: Even if the mutual friend has hidden Friend list still you can access the mutual friends on Facebook.

If you are not able to find the suspected person in their friend list then it is likely that you have been blocked.

4. Ask Friend

You may also ask a friend to check if they can see the suspected person’s profile. If they are able to view the profile then surely you are on that person’s Block list on Facebook.

Of course, if another person is also not able to access the profile of that user then most probably the user has deactivated their Facebook account.

Bonus Tip: Determine whether you are blocked on Facebook or Account is Deactivated

After checking the above steps follow this tip to determine if you are blocked or the user has deleted/deactivated Facebook account.

Open Facebook and go to Settings. Under Settings select Blocking. Enter the name of the person under Block users whom you suspect has blocked you and press Enter or click Block.

how to tell if someone blocked you on facebook or deactivated their account

If you find that person’s name on searching then you are blocked. On the other hand, if you cannot find that user in the list after searching then it is highly likely that the user has left Facebook and not blocked you.

We hope that the method mentioned helped you out to know if you are blocked on Facebook by someone or not. Share it with your friends if you found it helpful. Drop a comment if you have any query.


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