How to Block Users, Messages, Apps, App Invites on Galaxy S20 Facebook app

Blocking is typically tagged among other privacy and security features in smartphones and other mobile devices. It’s also available in various mobile iOS and Android applications.That said, keeping unwanted people, ads, apps and other offered services at bay is no longer a worry. In this quick guide, I will walk you through utilizing the Facebook app’s blocking feature on the new Samsung galaxy s20 handset. Here’s how to block users, messages, apps, and app invites on galaxy s20 Facebook app.

The current pandemic has prompted more people to make use of social media platforms for both personal and business purposes. For individuals who are stuck in their respective residences, having a social media account aids in easing boredom while others use the platform in order to sustain work and businesses amidst this plague. Nevertheless, being in social media networks can also mean exposure to various untoward entities. Thankfully, leading platforms like Facebook also offer some sort of defense in the form of a blocking feature. And here’s to make use of it.

Easy Steps to Block Users, Messages, Apps, App Invites on Galaxy S20 Facebook app

Time Needed : 8 minutes

The following steps will help you access and manage your Facebook account and block unwanted contents and entities. To make things easier to process, I’ve also provided individual screenshots as visual representation. Feel free to refer to this simplified tutorial for personal aid.

  1. Access the Apps screen, then open the Facebook app, to get started.

    If you haven’t already, login to your Facebook account. 

    block users messages apps ap invites on galaxy s20 facebook - open app

  2. From the main Facebook screen, tap the Menu icon on the upper-right side.

    This icon is represented by a three-horizontal line.

    block users messages apps ap invites on galaxy s20 facebook - settings icon

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.

    A list of settings and privacy options will then be displayed.

    block users messages apps ap invites on galaxy s20 facebook - privacy

  4. Tap Settings to continue.

    On the next screen you will see settings for your account, security, privacy and others.

    block users messages apps ap invites on galaxy s20 facebook - fb settings

  5. Scroll down to the Privacy section then tap Blocking.

    This will pull up another screen where you can add people to your blocked list.

    block users messages apps ap invites on galaxy s20 facebook - blocking

  6. Tap the Add To Blocked List then enter the name or email address of the person that you’d like to block.

    After you block a person, you will no longer be able see his/her posts on your timeline. That person will also not be able to add you as his/her friend, tag, invite or start a conversation with you.

    block users messages apps ap invites on galaxy s20 facebook - add to blockedlist

  7. To filter apps and websites, go back to Settings-> Security menu and then tap Apps and Websites.

    On the next screen, you will see options to manage apps and websites that your Facebook account is linked to.

    apps and websites

  8. Scroll down to the Preferences section then tap Edit next Apps, Websites and Games.

    On the Platform screen, you will see whether or not the setting is turned on. If it’s turned on, tap the Turn Off button to stop interacting with or sharing content from other apps and websites using social plugins including the Share and Like buttons.
    Games and App notifications can also be barred from popping up when using Facebook. Just go to Preferences then select No under Games and App Notifications.

    facebook apps websites games preferences

  • Android 10, One UI and later
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

You can also access and remove any business integrations you have connected to your Facebook account to manage your pages, ads and other business information. This is made possible with a security feature called Business Integrations.

Viewing and removing of instant games you’ve played on Facebook and Messenger is also possible through the Instant Games security setting.

Your Facebook activities can also be modified and made more private by adjusting Privacy Settings.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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Grace is always fascinated by technology, and her passion for it led her to become an IT professional. She started off as a computer instructor and later moved on to the BPO industry, where she worked as an account specialist and a technical support agent. From a computer instructor to a technical support specialist to a virtual technical content creator, Grace had come a long way. And she's only just getting started.

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