If you want to allow a blocked user to contact you and send you messages again on Facebook Messenger, you will have to unblock them first. We’ll show you how to do it on desktop and mobile.
Keep in mind that unblocking someone on Facebook and unblocking them on Facebook Messenger are two different things. If you have completely blocked someone in your Facebook account, you will first have to unblock them on Facebook to allow them to contact you on Messenger.
This guide covers how to unblock someone you’ve only blocked in Facebook Messenger.
Unblock someone in Facebook Messenger on desktop
To remove someone from your block list in the Messenger app or web version of Messenger on your Windows PC, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, follow these steps.
On your computer, open a web browser and go to the Facebook website. Log in to the site with your account if you have not already done so.
In the upper right corner of the site Facebook , click the down arrow icon.
From the down arrow icon menu, select “Settings and Privacy”.
In the Settings & Privacy menu, tap “Settings”.
Facebook will take you to a page “General Account Settings”. Here, in the sidebar on the left, click on “ban.
You will see a page “Managing Ban”. On this page, scroll down to the section “Block messages”. Find the user you want to unblock and tap “Cancel ban” next to his name.
And immediately, Facebook will unblock the selected user in your Messenger. They can now call you and send you messages on Messenger.
If you change your mind and want to block them completely on Facebook, it’s easy to do.
Unblock someone in Facebook Messenger on mobile
On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the official Facebook Messenger app to unblock someone and let them communicate with you.
To do that, first, launch the Messenger app on your phone. In the app, in the upper left corner, tap your profile icon.
screen will openI. Here, scroll down and tap on “Privacy.
in screen”Privacy” , tap on “Banned accounts”.
You will now see a list of people you have blocked on your Facebook account. This list also contains users that you have completely blocked on your account.
To unblock someone from this list, tap that user in the list. Then, in the screen “the banThat opens, click on “Unblock messages and calls.
in prompt”Unblock messages and callsWhich opens, click on “Cancel ban”.
And that’s it. You have successfully unblocked the specified user in your Messenger account. They can now call and message you on Facebook Messenger for free.
On a related note, did you know that it is possible to prevent a Facebook user from messaging you on Instagram?