Facebook Messenger: how to block messages from a specific contact?

Do you want to avoid annoying messages from a Facebook Messenger contact? Apply this amazing trick.

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Like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger is a messaging application widely used by millions of users around the world to communicate with their friends and family. However, most are unaware of the tricks that the platform hides, one of its functions allows us to block messages and calls from a specific contact.

In this sense, you should know that for this Facebook Messenger trick it will not be necessary to delete the contact in question from your friends’ list. With this, they will be able to see your profile on the social network, comment, and react to your publications and thus they will not suspect that you have blocked their messages.

How to block messages from a contact?

It should be noted that what this method does is censor the messages of a specific friend. They will reach our inbox without issuing an alert to the other person. We will not see the messages in the inbox, they will go to another section that can only be visible by unblocking that person.

That is, this person will not be able to call you or send you messages in the Messenger app or in the Facebook chat. You will also not be able to join the same room you are in if you are both logged into one of the mentioned apps.

To activate this trick, no third-party application is necessary, you just have to follow these steps in Facebook Messenger :

  • Enter the application from your phone
  • Open the conversation with the person you want to block
  • Click on privacy and help in the menu on the right
  • Click block and then block messages and calls.

Facebook: what happens when you shake your smartphone with the application open?

Open the Facebook app and shake your phone several times. A small window will open, where they explain how this function works. In the same way, it allows us to write the problem and take a screenshot of the failure.

In addition to reporting possible ‘bugs’, this secret function gives users the ability to report bad practices that are being committed on pages or groups. If you see something inappropriate, you can report it this way.

It is worth noting that this feature is only available on smartphones, but not on tablets or iPads. Also, details that it was only enabled on Facebook, not on Facebook Lite, Instagram, or WhatsApp, the other apps of Mark Zuckerberg’s company.

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Written by Christina d'souza

Proofreader, editor, journalist. I have been doing my favourite thing for more than six years.


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