How to Block Someone’s Messages on Messenger

The king of social networks known as Facebook has a messaging application that, although it is behind WhatsApp (also owned by Facebook), has a huge user base.

This is because a Facebook account and a Messenger account are the same thing. It is very common that we use the application but we do not want to chat with acquaintances, so sometimes we prefer to browse Facebook and appear offline while doing it .

How to Block Someone’s Messages on Messenger Using an iPhone

Although it is true that Messenger facilitates communication with our Facebook friends , if we are not careful it is also the door for strangers to contact us through direct messages.

That is why it is important to know what to do in this situation. Facebook is aware of this and for that reason it provides users with the necessary tools to protect themselves from any situation that violates their security.

Index( )

  1. Can any stranger contact you on Messenger?
  2. What is the way to report messages from a specific person?
  3. How to block a Messenger user from my iPhone?
  4. How do I activate a filter to only receive messages from known senders?
  5. How do I know if the message I received is spam and what to do?

Can any stranger contact you on Messenger?

People you have not added as friends on Facebook can reach your account through your profile either by finding you through the page’s search engine or by searching your profile through reactions and comments to other users , friends and groups .

They may be able to contact you through Messenger depending on your account privacy settings (Facebook allows several options to limit contact with unknown people).

What is the way to report messages from a specific person?

You must enter the Messenger application on your iPhone and in the chat list find the message you want to block, then enter the chat and hold down the message you want to report and open the message options menu.

Then, of all the options, touch the 3 points and choose “Report”: that way you can report the message or messages of said contact in Messenger (although this will not prevent them from sending you messages, because for this you must block the user in Messenger.

It is important that you keep in mind that the user can appeal a possible penalty , so it is important to only report messages that really deserve it and not to make mistakes when specifying the reason for the report.

If you are looking to avoid receiving constant notifications from the application on your iPhone and do not want to make any reports, an alternative is to disable the general notifications of the Messenger application .

How to block a Messenger user from my iPhone?

From the main menu of the application, look for the chat you want to delete, only instead of entering the chat you slide it on the screen to the left and in the options that appear on the screen you must select the icon with the 3 lines.

Then choose the option of “Block” and once you touch “Ok” the user will no longer be able to send you messages. You can unblock the user whenever you want: however, you will not be able to see the messages that they have sent you while they were blocked and if they are a Facebook friend, they will still be able to see and interact on their profiles.

How do I activate a filter to only receive messages from known senders?

Go to the settings section and select the lock icon and then the Who can contact me option . You can choose between basic filtering and strict filtering: strict filtering is the one we are interested in activating because with it only contacts will be able to send us messages.

However, there are several details to take into account: in the first place, Messenger has an anti-spam filter , so this measure is not essential to activate this strict filtering in your account, since if you do so, it is very likely that Facebook will eliminate all spam. chats you have with users not added as friends.

How do I know if the message I received is spam and what to do?

Spam messages are mainly made to take you to web pages of dubious origin, so if there is a link, it is already an alarm signal. They also often request sensitive information or offer “business ideas”.

If you get to receive messages of this type, the first thing you should do is report the messages and the user , in addition to blocking the user. Under no circumstances follow their instructions or worse still enter other web pages.

If you take the prevention measures explained, you will not have to worry about receiving messages from strangers and in the event that it does happen, you will have the tools to protect yourself and report spam messages. If you do not want to use the application on your device but still want to use the Facebook messaging service, then you have the option to use Facebook Messenger without installing it .

 

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