How to Hide Someone on Facebook Without Blocking

Sometimes there’s a person in your friend circle who you just don’t like, but you tolerate them anyway. They’re highly socially active, and you get a lot of notifications about their posts or messages all day long.

When you look at them you may secretly wish that they would go away. Yes, this is possible. It may not be the best option for you, but it is possible.

We’ll be right there with you till the end, and when we get to your questions about hiding someone without blocking them on Facebook, we’ll answer them.

How to Hide Someone on Facebook Without Blocking
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Without any further ado, let’s get started with how to hide someone on Facebook without blocking.

See Also: How to Lock and Unlock Facebook Profile


How to Hide Someone on Facebook Without Blocking

The average user has more than 200 friends. Facebook users are very quick to accept friend requests from people they know in real life.

There is never enough friends on Facebook. It is time to join Facebook if you are not already a fan.

With a bit of effort, you’ll find yourself surrounded by friends who share your interests, who know about you, and who keep you up-to-date on the latest events in their lives.

You can modify your Newsfeed Preferences to exclude or include people you want to see. You can manage your favorites so you know what you are reading.

If you find an update annoying, it may be a good idea to block or unfriend them. Unfollowing them is one way to ignore them.

Perhaps you have never unfollowed someone on Facebook before, we will guide you on how to do


1. Unfollow Them

The first way to hide someone on Facebook without blocking is by unfollowing. To unfollow someone on Facebook, follow the steps below:

Step 1: You need to log into your account if you haven’t already done so on your phone.

Step 2:  Tap on the magnifying glass icon to open your Newsfeed. The magnifying glass and message can be seen on the top right corner. You can open the search bar by tapping the former. If you type in the name of the person you want to keep an eye on, their profile will show up in the search results.

Step 3: If you tap on it, you can go to their timeline. The friends and message buttons are on just under their bio, profile picture, and cover picture.

Step 4: You see a list of options from the menu when you click on the Friend option. Scroll to Unfollow from the list and click on it.

You may also decide to restrict the user. The option to restrict this person can be found in the floating menu in step 4. Wondering what it will do? If you restrict them, they won’t be able to see any post you make, except those with a public view.

2. Hide Your Online Status from Them on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a popular chat app used to communicate with friends and family. It’s a great way to send text messages, videos, pictures, or just share something quickly with your friends.

You could have conversations with people without seeing their updates on your Newsfeed, or you could block people from contacting you on the platform.

Here’s how to hide your online status from them:

Step 1: Go to on your web browser and sign in if you haven’t already.

Step 2: You’ll notice that the floating menu is on the left side of your Facebook home screen with Chat written on it. Click on it to view a floating menu. The first option with a cogwheel icon beside it is the Preferences, go ahead to click on it to launch the preference tab.

Step 3: Proceed to Turn off Active Status option at the Preference tab just below your username and profile picture.
Step 4: Once you click the Preference tab, the Active Status will be displayed on the screen with three options:
  • Toggle of the active status for all contacts
  • Toggle off active status for all contacts except
  • Also, Toggle off active status for only some contacts

With the knowledge of the different options here, all you need to do is check the third option, and type the name of the person in the blank box under it.

When you do it, you can see their profile when you select it, and click the Okay button at the bottom of the tab.




Following this guide on how to hide someone on Facebook without blocking will help you keep up with only content you wish to see.

I hope that you found this guide resourceful.


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