Whether it’s for personal reasons, privacy, or simply a digital cleanse, people often choose to block, unfriend, or even delete their Facebook accounts. But how can you tell if someone blocked you on Facebook or Messenger, or just deleted their account?

This article will provide detailed insights on how to discern these changes and clarify what you and the other party can see when a block happens on Facebook.

How To Know If Someone Blocked You on Facebook


How to Know if Someone Blocked You on Facebook?

If you suspect someone may have blocked you on Facebook, consider the following indicators:

Search Bar: If their name no longer appears in the search bar, it might mean they blocked you or deactivated their account.

Mutual Friends’ Profiles: Visit the profiles of mutual friends. If you can see their comments but not visit their profile, it is likely that you’ve been blocked.

Old Conversations: Check your message history. If their profile picture is blank and you can’t click on their name, they may have blocked you.

Create a New Account: If all else fails, creating a new account can be a last resort. If you can find them from this account, it’s clear you were blocked.

How to Know if Someone Blocked You on Messenger?

If you can’t reach someone on Messenger, here’s how to know if they’ve blocked you:

Message Status: If your messages are stuck on ‘Sent’ but not ‘Delivered’, it could mean you’ve been blocked.

Profile Visibility: If you can’t see their profile picture or any updates, it’s possible you’ve been blocked.

Can’t Call or Message: If you can’t call or message them but can others, it’s likely you’ve been blocked.

How to Know if Someone Deleted Their Facebook Account?

If you can’t find someone on Facebook and suspect they may have deleted their account:

Search Them: Try searching their name on Facebook. If you can’t find them at all, they might have deleted their account.

Check Mutual Friends’ Friend List: If their account doesn’t appear in the friend list of your mutual friends, they likely deactivated their account.

Ask Someone Else to Search: If they can find the person you’re looking for, it means you’ve been blocked. If they can’t, the person likely deactivated their account.

Can I See Who Blocked Me on Facebook?

Facebook respects privacy and doesn’t provide a list or notification telling you who has blocked you.

The methods mentioned above are indirect ways to figure out if you have been blocked, but there is no official feature that lets you see who blocked you.

When You Block Someone on Facebook, What Do They See?

When you block someone on Facebook:

  • They no longer see your posts, even those you’ve set as public.
  • They can’t find you in the search bar.
  • They can’t message or call you on Messenger.
  • They can’t see your profile or any updates.
  • You automatically unfriend and unfollow each other.

Remember, blocking is reciprocal, so you also won’t be able to do these things.


Being blocked or unfriended on Facebook can be an unnerving experience. However, by looking for the signs mentioned above, you can get a better idea of whether someone blocked you, unfriended you, or deleted their Facebook account.

Always remember, online interactions should be respectful and positive. Happy Facebooking!