Are you having trouble discerning whether one of your friends or family members have blocked you on Facebook? It’s a burning question that almost everyone is asking when a friend or family member disappears, but unfortunately, it’s almost an impossible question to answer. Facebook provides you with no way to see if a friend or family member blocked you on Facebook, and that could potentially be for the best.
You can tell if a Facebook friend isn’t there anymore by looking at your Friend’s List or by seeing if you can send them a message in Facebook Messenger; however, if they’re not there, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve been blocked. It could simply mean that these people decided to deactivate their Facebook account, or worse, completely deleted it.
That said, you can easily tell if a Facebook friend isn’t in your Friend’s List or Messenger List anymore — you just won’t be able to tell the reason for. Follow along below and we’ll show you how.
Checking to see if a friend is still in your Facebook Friend’s List is really easy. Simply log into the Facebook application on your phone, tap the hamburger menu bar at the bottom right of the screen and then click on your Profile.
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Next, scroll down until you see the column or tab that says “Friends.” Click on the “Friends” button or the “See All Friends” button. Next, type in their name in the Friend’s List search bar. If they’re not there anymore and you can’t find them on the regular Facebook Search bar, they likely deactivated their account, deleted it, or blocked you. It can be any one of those three.
You can double check and see if they’re not there by searching for them in Messenger. On your phone, open up the Messenger app, and then in the search column type in their name. If they don’t show up, or if they do and you can’t chat with them, it’s likely that they deactivated, deleted, or blocked you on Facebook. You won’t know for sure what the reason is, other than them not being there anymore.
As you can see, it’s quite easy to find out if a Facebook friend has disappeared out of your Friend’s List or Messenger List, you just cannot tell what the reason is for them not being in your list anymore.