How to Find out if Someone has Blocked you on Facebook Messenger

Do you think that someone blocked you from messaging them on Facebook? Here are 7 tips to know if someone blocked you on Facebook Messenger. 

How to Know if Someone Blocked you on Facebook Messenger

Hey, it’s Frankie here again and today I want to tell you another technology trick to help you know if someone blocked you on Messenger.

Facebook is a platform that allows you to connect with your loved ones and/or lost friends from your past with just a click of the “accept button”. This platform will enable you to see what everyone has been up to since you last met.

It’s a great way to keep in touch with all your past connections and have a front row seat of where they are and what they are up to. Facebook Messenger was launched back in 2011. Messenger is a messaging service that can be used even if you do not have a Facebook account.

All you need to do is go to on your computer or directly access it from your mobile app on iPhone and Android. With Messenger, you will be able to send text, pictures, and videos as well. You are also able to send money to people using your debit card information (click on the “send money” button in the app), play games, request for an Uber or Lyft or even share your location.

But how can you tell if you have been blocked on Facebook? How can you know if someone has denied you access to their profile?

When someone blocks you, you won’t be able to send them messages. The “Block” setting is one of the most influential tools at a user’s disposal as it allows you to exclude one or more individuals from your contacts. When someone blocks you, you won’t be able to commutate with them.

How to Tell if Someone has Blocked you on Facebook Messenger

Know if I Have Been Blocked on Messenger

If someone blocks you, you do not receive a notification (unless you don’t spy on their Facebook conversations or monitor their iPhone) or a message alerting you about why you were blocked or deleted from their friend’s list.

So how you can tell if someone blocked you on Facebook messages?

7 Tips to Know if Someone Blocked Your Messages on Facebook

Here, we have a compiled a simple guide to let you know if someone has blocked you on Facebook messenger.

1. Open your Facebook Messenger page

Log onto your Messenger account and look for the blue chat bubble icon that should appear on the top icon bar on your menu bar. It contains a white lightning bolt symbol on it. This logo is available on your home screen.

Do keep in mind that when someone blocks you on their messages, it does not mean that they have blocked you on Facebook. When someone prevents you on Messenger, you’ll remain friends with them on Facebook – this means that you’ll be able to view their timeline (where they update their daily activities and location).

When blocked on Messenger, it means that you will not be able to send them any private messages, but you can still interact on Facebook (minus sending private messages). Keep in mind that a user who has blocked you on FB Messenger can unblock you at any time.


Frankie’s Take:

Keep in mind that a user who blocks you on Facebook Messenger might unblock you at any time. So this technique might not be 100% reliable.

2. Search the search engine

Another smart way to know if someone has blocked you is to search their name in the search box. This box is located on the top corner of your homepage.

Once you type in a name, it should appear here. You’ll have access to a list of names that match what you’ve typed in.


Frankie’s Take:

If you were blocked, the name of the person you are looking for should not appear in a search engine on Facebook. Please note that Facebook is constantly updating an algorithm, so this technique is great today, but might not be tomorrow. I suggest trying it anyway, as it costs you nothing.

3. Tag Them

Now that you’ve found their name from the search results tag them. This will automatically open up a chat where you’ll be able to send them a private message.


Frankie’s Take:

If you were blocked, you cannot tag that person in images. Again, this technique works today, but might not tomorrow. I try to keep the guide up to date, but Uncle Zuckerberg likes to switch up things from one moment to the next.

4. Chat them up and send messages

Why not try chatting with them directly? Not that you’ve opened up a chat box after tagging them, type out your message in the allocated text box.

This table is located at the bottom of that text box. It has a text written, “type a message”.

Once you finish typing the text, click on the send icon. This icon has a paper airplane symbol on it – it’ll be located on the bottom right-hand side of your text box. Once the text is sent, wait to see whether it has gone through or not.

If you happen to get a pop-up message with a text saying, This person is not available right now, then chances are your messages have been blocked, that person has blocked you out of their Facebook account, or that person has deactivated their FB account.

If your note goes through without a hitch, then it’s been safely delivered.


Frankie’s Take:

In some situations, you can get a message stating “this person is not available right now” may pop up. If the contact blocks you, it is impossible for you to send a message to them.

5. Check your history

Check your messages to see if you have had prior interactions with that user. If you two have sent texts to each other in the past, then it should show in your inbox.

Expand the message board, and the photo of that user will display the default. If the picture appears in white outline, then it means you are still in contact with the user.

If it appears in black (bold black color), you’ll see that you are unable to click on that person’s profile – this means that you have been blocked from their contact list.


Frankie’s Take:

This is a great method provided that you have a mutual friend that you trust to perform the check for you. It is up to you how trustworthy the individual is.

6. Check if account was deactivated

If you’ve sent a message and you received an error message, then you need to figure out if that particular individual deactivated their account. There are two simple ways to find out if their account is disabled.

If you’re unable to search for their names or you can’t find their profile online, then the account is most likely deactivated, or they have entirely blocked you off. If you do manage to find their account online, but you are unable to access it, then you’ve already been blocked off, sadly.

An excellent way to find out if that specific person is actually off FB is to ask a good friend to view their profile. If that mutual friend is unable to see your pal’s account, then it’s deactivated. However, if they can view it, then you have been blocked.


Frankie’s Take:

This is a great method provided that you have a mutual friend that you trust to perform the check for you. It is up to you how trustworthy the individual is.

7. Cross-Check with Other Apps

Another effective method that you can use to determine if you have gotten blocked on Facebook Messenger is cross-checking with other instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and iMessage (if you both have iPhones.)

Let me explain: in most cases, those who block you on Messenger also block you with other messaging apps like iMessage or WhatsApp.

So I suggest that you try and see if you have been blocked on these apps as well.

How does that work you wonder?

Don’t worry, I can help you through all of it. I have two specific guides that can help on this topic:


Frankie’s Take:

Cross-checking might confirm whether you have been blocked on Messenger, and it does not hurt to give it a try.


We are now at the end of this guidebook. Hopefully this information helped you to get some answers. To ensure that you did not miss anything, here is a quick recap:

I have shown you 7 of the most effective methods for finding out if you were blocked on Facebook and Messenger, and these were:

  1. Open Facebook Messenger page
  2. Search with the onboard engine
  3. Tag them in something
  4. Chat them up and send a message
  5. Check your history
  6. Check if the account is still active
  7. Cross-check with other messaging apps

Let these tips guide you. Once you get the hang of it, it should be easy to determine what you need to know. For even more information or assistance, you can leave a message in the comment section below and I will get back with you as soon as possible.

A hug,

PS – Just knowing that a person blocked you might not be enough, though. You want to know why they did it. Are they hiding something? Are they trash-talking you with other people? It could be anything. Read my guide on how to spy on Facebook and read someone’s Messenger conversations.

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About Frankie Caruso

Hello! I am Frankie Caruso and I love to fiddle with all of the popular messaging applications with the hacking techniques that I love. I want to find out how to breach the defenses of these apps and exploit weaknesses.