If I Block Someone on Facebook, Can They See Me Through Mutual Friends?

What happens when you block someone on Facebook? Here's everything you need to know ✅

by Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
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  • Facebook's block feature allows you to cut a user off of your Facebook account. They can't see your posts, but they can see posts from your mutual friends.
  • Blocked users cannot see you via mutual friends. It doesn't matter whether you tag your mutual friends or they tag you.
  • Find out exactly what happens when you block someone on Facebook or when someone blocks you.

Is it better to block or unfriend someone on Facebook? Well, blocking on Facebook is way more intense than merely unfriending a person.

The latter only removes the person’s posts from your timeline and limits you from their content.

But what can a blocked person see on Facebook? That’s the big question. What does the other person see when you block them on Facebook? Of course, the answers so both ways. So if you get blocked, at least you’ll know what to expect.

Blocking someone on Facebook hides your entire profile from them and not that of your mutual friends. However, when you factor in mutual friends, blocking gets tricky.

In this guide, we will explore the answer to your question. Read on to find out more details.

When you block someone on Facebook what do they see?

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In order to make things easier and hopefully crystal clear, we shall divide the questions (and obviously, the answers) into 2 main categories.

The first one will be dealing with what happens if you block someone on Facebook while the other will focus on what happens if someone blocked you on Facebook.

If I block someone on Facebook can they see my comments on mutual friends?

The answer is no. The blocked person won’t see you through mutual friends, be it in friends’ list, your comments, posts that you’re tagged in by mutual friends, and so on. Here’s a more detailed explanation.

🖼️ If you block someone on Facebook can they see your profile?

When you block someone on Facebook, you are essentially locking them out of your Facebook universe.

This means that to the blocked user, your account no longer exists on Facebook and that includes your profile picture and your profile altogether.

📫 Can a blocked person on Facebook see my public posts/posts I’m tagged in?

Still no, the same goes for your comments on the posts of mutual friends.

People you block on Facebook cannot see anything you publish on the platform:

  • Your comments (even comments on mutual friends)
  • Your friends’ list
  • Posts (public or otherwise, or even posts that you’re tagged in on Facebook) and shares
  • Their likes will no longer show on your posts

The bottom line is they won’t see your content, even if it involves a mutual friend.

If I block someone on Facebook will they know?

Most likely, yes or they will figure it out eventually when trying to look you up.

Can a restricted person see my posts if I tag a mutual friend?

Neither you nor the person you blocked can tag each other in posts. Also, the blocked user will NOT see posts you published with a mutual friend tagged.

If a mutual friend posts on your wall, the person you blocked will know that the mutual friend posted something. However, they won’t see the content on the post or know that it was posted on your wall.

All they will see is that the content isn’t available right now. Going back to tags, it can even get more interesting.

On the one hand, if you post and tag a mutual friend, the blocked person won’t see the post because the blocked users cannot see anything you post, no matter who you tag.

📌 If a mutual friend tags you to a post (not on your wall), the person you blocked will be able to see the post, but they won’t see the tag.

Can you see a blocked person on a mutual friend list?

Still no, Facebook’s block feature does a good job of protecting your privacy.

When you block someone, it doesn’t affect the content of your mutual friends. You’ll see their content but not the tags.

The only time the posts of your mutual friends are hidden from you is when they post on the wall of the user that blocked you.

Can you see someone who blocked you on someone else’s friend list?

Yes. Since the third account is not affected by the block from or to your account, you will be able to see someone who blocked you on someone else’s friend list normally.

If someone blocked you on Facebook can you see their profile?

The answer is no. When you search for their name, Facebook hides the person’s profile from the search result page.

If someone blocks me on Facebook will they see my friend request?

No – If someone blocks you on Facebook, you won’t be able to send them a friend request in the first place. The moment the person blocked you, you lost all access to his or her Facebook profile or page.

If someone blocked me on Facebook, can they still see my profile?

The person that blocked you can see your Facebook profile. If they search for your name, they can find you and enter your profile. However, Facebook reminds them that they’re viewing the profile or page of a user they blocked.

The person can unblock you from your Facebook profile or page.

If someone blocked you on Facebook can they see your comments/posts?

Not unless they specifically look you up and enter your profile. otherwise, Facebook will now show your activity in the other person’s feed.

We hope that this guide has managed to answer your questions regarding what happens when you block somebody on Facebook.

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