How to Block a Page on Facebook

You can block pages on Facebook using your phone or web browser

What to Know

  • In a browser, go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Blocking and enter the person, page, or app you want to block in the appropriate field.
  • When you block people, pages, or apps, you'll no longer see them in your timeline or searches.
  • To block Facebook event pages or group pages, you must block the pages through your web browser or using parent control software.

This article explains how to block a Facebook page using a web browser or the Facebook mobile app.

How to Block a Facebook Page or App

Just as you can block people on Facebook, you can also block specific pages and Facebook apps. Here's how to block pages and apps in a web browser.

  1. Go to Facebook.com, select the down-arrow in the upper-right corner, then select Settings & Privacy.

    The down-arrow and Settings & Privacy on Facebook.com.
  2. Select Settings.

    Settings on Facebook.com.
  3. Select Blocking in the left menu.

    Blocking in the Facebook settings.

    Select Privacy to adjust your privacy settings and prevent others from finding your Facebook profile.

  4. Scroll down to Block apps and start typing the name of the app you want to block. Select it when it appears in the drop-down menu.

    Block apps in Facebook settings.
  5. Under Block Pages, start typing the name of the page you want to block, then select it from the drop-down menu.

    Block Pages in Facebook settings.

    You can't block event pages or group pages via your Facebook settings, only company/organization pages.

  6. To unblock a page, go back to your Blocking settings and select Unblock next to the page.

    Unblock in Facebook settings.

If you just don't want to see someone's updates on your news feed, you can snooze or unfollow friends on Facebook. Any settings changes you make will transfer over to the Facebook mobile app.

How to Block a Page in the Facebook Mobile App

You can't block organizations or apps in the Facebook mobile app, but you can block people. Go to the profile you want to block and tap the three dots below their name, tap Block, then tap Block again.

More and Block in the Facebook app.

Why Block Pages on Facebook?

When you block an app, person, or organization profile, you'll no longer see updates from them on your timeline. They won't even appear in your searches.

If you're tired of seeing advertisements for a specific business, or you keep getting updates from a former employer, you can block the company's profile on Facebook. Blocking Facebook apps can be helpful if you're trying to break an addiction to a game or service.

Block Facebook Group and Event Pages

Blocking Facebook groups and event pages requires a little more effort. You can block web pages through your web browser or using parental control software. Event and group updates may still show up in your timeline, so you'll want to leave the group or remove yourself from the event.

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