To be blocked friend on facebook can be an unpleasant experience and may come as a surprise to many due to the fact that the social network does not tell you when this will happen.

A young man in a blue t-shirt is sad because of the blocking in the Facebook mobile application
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There are four general signs to look out for if you think someone has blocked you on Facebook:

  • You no longer see their posts in your Facebook feed.
  • You can’t find them in a Facebook search.
  • You cannot send them a direct message via Facebook Messenger.
  • They don’t show up in your Facebook friends list.

Here’s how to carefully check for locks.

How to Find a Friend’s Posts in Your Facebook Feed

Many people begin to suspect that their friend has blocked facebook, when they realize that they haven’t seen their messages in your feed .

When this happens, it’s important not to jump to conclusions, as messages can often be hidden from you by Facebook’s algorithm, which is known for showing you content from one account on top of another. You may also have been placed in limited list .

Here’s how to make sure the algorithm or block is responsible for the missing entries.

  1. On the website or in the application Facebook select search string at the top of the screen and enter your friend’s name.

    If you are not already logged in, please do so first.

  2. When their name appears in the search results, select it.

  3. You should now be shown a page with their profile picture and all of their latest posts. If your friend’s name doesn’t show up in search results, it could be a sign that you’ve been blocked by them.

How to find a friend on facebook in search

A quick way to check if you’re blocked by another Facebook account is to find their name with search bar at the top of the Facebook website and app. If their name doesn’t show up in search results, it means they blocked you.

When searching for a friend using the search bar, it’s important to make sure you’re not only spelling their name correctly, but also using the name they’ve chosen for their Facebook account.

This can be frustrating for those trying to make friends, but the reality is that some Facebook users choose to use their initials or even a pseudonym on their profiles. This means that their accounts will not show up when searching for their real name.

To get around this, ask a mutual friend if they know what username they are using. You can also search for someone by entering their email address, however you will need to know the specific email address they used to create their Facebook account.

How to Check if You’re Blocked on Facebook Messenger

If you are using facebook messenger app on your smartphone, tablet or computer, you can also check if someone has been blocked by trying to send him a direct message.

  1. Open the Facebook Messenger app.

  2. Touch icon » Create» in the top right corner, which looks like a pen and notepad.

    This icon may look like a plus sign in some versions of the app.

  3. The app will prompt you to enter the name of the person you want to send the message to. Start typing your friend’s name in the field. If their name and photo appear on the screen, you will be able to send them a message, which also means that you have not been blocked. If they don’t appear, it means that you are either blocked or have entered their name incorrectly.

How to Check Your Friends List to See if You’re Blocked

A quick way to find out who has blocked you on Facebook is to check your friends list. Simply put, if the person you suspect blocked you doesn’t show up on your Facebook friends list, then you’ve been deprived friends or blocked. If they appear on your list, then you are still friends.

  1. Sign in to the Facebook app or website and select photograph his profile .

  2. You will now be taken to your Facebook profile. Your profile should have a horizontal menu with «About», «Photos» and «Friends» options. Select Friends .

  3. Once your friend list has loaded, you can manually scroll through it to find your friend, or find them by entering their name in the search box. If that person hasn’t blocked you or befriended them, they will appear on your friends list.

Be sure to look for the name they use for their Facebook account. If they use a pseudonym, enter it in the search box instead of your real name.

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