How to Block Likes & Comments From Other Friends on Facebook

By Dan Ketchum

Change your privacy settings to hide your activity from certain mutual friends.
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Facebook is a powerful and pervasive tool for keeping in touch with friends and loved ones, but just as in real life, everyone's social network has a cast of unsavory characters they'd rather not interact with. To stop someone -- whether a close friend, family member or one of those “other” acquaintances -- from liking or commenting on your Facebook content, you have to block him entirely, which unfriends him in the process.

Step 1

Click on the padlock icon on your Facebook home page to make the Privacy Shortcuts menu appear. Select “How do I stop someone from bothering me?”

Step 2

Type the name of the person you wish to block in the blank field that says “Add name or email.” You can also use the email address associated with the person's Facebook account.

Step 3

Press the “Block” button to block that person. This action also unfriends the person, but Facebook will not notify him that he's been blocked or unfriended. To verify that you've blocked this person, click on “View All Blocked Users” under the blank field on the Privacy Shortcuts menu.