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How to Refriend Someone You’ve Blocked on Facebook

Ben Stegner 17-03-2017

Facebook gives you lots of tools to control who you interact with. Whether you’re adding someone to your Close Friends list to see all their posts or want to limit who sees your stuff, it’s pretty easy to customize those. If you get harassed on Facebook or get sick of someone sending you game invites, it’s also easy to block them.


Blocking someone ensures that you never see them on Facebook in any form. But maybe you once blocked someone and have since made up with them, or went on a friend-deleting spree 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Deleting Facebook Friends Once upon a time, Facebook was all about adding; more social used to equal more fun. Not anymore. Now it's all about deleting. Read More and accidentally blocked someone. You can’t see that person once they’re blocked, so what can you do to reverse it?

Log into Facebook and visit your Settings page. Click the Blocking tab on the left side. Here, under Blocked users, you’ll see everyone you’ve blocked. Click Unblock next to someone’s name to add them back into your Facebook life. Now, you should be able to search for them How to Search Facebook - and Find Just About Anything! Facebook search is possibly the most powerful, under-used feature available to us all, but rarely will we use the function for more interesting searches. Try these. Read More , view their profile, and add them back into your friends list easily.

If you go through these steps and still can’t find the person, contact them through another method and make sure that they didn’t also block you. There’s also a chance that they deactivated their Facebook account while you had them blocked.

On the Blocking page, note that you can block messages, app invites, and event invites from individuals, too. That way, if your aunt keeps sending you Farmville requests, you can silence those without totally cutting off communication with her.

Don’t forget that you can easily block politics from your Facebook feed 5 Tips to Block Politics From Your Facebook Timeline But every four years in the United States, the election comes along to completely and totally transform Facebook into a virtual nightmare. Here's how to block political posts on Facebook. Read More , which you’ll never want to unblock. If you’re concerned that you’ve been blocked, take a look at these tips on how to figure out if you’ve been blocked on Facebook.


Have you ever gone back and friended someone whom you had blocked? Let us know your Facebook blocking stories down in the comments!

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  1. Lloyd Ben Quimque
    August 11, 2019 at 1:54 am

    I already unblocked the account but I still can't request a friend request. "you can't connect this person at this time(your friend request won't delivered"

  2. Joe Zemenski
    May 31, 2019 at 10:36 am

    So, you post an article vaguely describing one of the SIMPLEST actions on facebook? WHY? This page is completely useless.
    How about this? You block someone... a month later (because you have to wait a month), you unblock them... but you can't friend them? I can view their page and their profile but the option isn't there. They also don't have the add friend button when they view me (both of our accounts aren't limited to friends of friends for this, even though we still have mutual friends right now on FB). I can view their wall/timeline but I can't see any posts made my them, but I can see posts that others have shared on their timeline. Why?
    I've never seen FB operate this way.

  3. popoola olamilekan olalekan
    March 18, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    My wife block me on Facebook she want me again,how she can do it

  4. Ruth
    December 23, 2017 at 3:07 am

    You didn't tell how to refriend someone. Not blocked.

    • Ben Stegner
      January 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      "Now, you should be able to search for them, view their profile, and add them back into your friends list easily."

      Once you unblock them, just visit their page and click "Add Friend" again like you would normally.

  5. Venetta Jones
    May 20, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I haven't blocked my fiancee and my daughter she can tag me but I can't and she says I'm not blocked her profile name is Sharae Overit, and I can't even friend my fiancee he isn't over the limit on friends and he don't have me blocked at all we both checked his list so why is this happening, and his profile name is Joesph Edwardz