How to Block Friend Requests on Facebook

Facebook is a great platform to connect with friends and family. However, there are times when you might receive unwanted friend requests from people you don’t know or don’t want to connect with. In such cases, blocking friend requests can be helpful. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Open Facebook Settings

The first step is to open Facebook on your computer or mobile device and log in to your account. Then, click on the “Settings” option located in the top-right corner of the screen (

Step 2: Select “Privacy” Settings

Once you’re in the Settings menu, click on the “Privacy” option from the left-hand side menu. This will take you to the Privacy Settings page.

Step 3: Change Your “Who Can Send You Friend Requests” Setting

On the Privacy Settings page, scroll down to find the “How People Can Find and Contact You” section. Look for the “Who can send you friend requests?” option and click on the “Edit” button next to it. From there, you can change the setting to either “Friends of Friends” or “No One.”

  • Friends of Friends: This setting allows people who have mutual friends with you to send friend requests.
  • No One: This setting blocks all friend requests from people who are not already your friends on Facebook.

Step 4: Save Your Changes

Once you’ve selected your desired setting, click on the “Close” button to save your changes. You will now have successfully blocked friend requests from people you don’t want to connect with on Facebook.

Step 5: Manage Existing Friend Requests

If you’ve already received friend requests from people you want to block, you can still manage them. Simply click on the “Friend Requests” icon located in the top-right corner of the screen. From there, you can either accept or decline the requests. If you want to block someone, simply click on the “Delete Request” button.


Q: Can I still send friend requests to others if I’ve blocked incoming friend requests?

Yes, you can still send friend requests to other people even if you’ve blocked incoming friend requests. The setting only affects the requests you receive.

Q: What happens to existing friends when I change my “Who Can Send You Friend Requests” setting?

Nothing happens to your existing friends when you change this setting. They will still be able to send you friend requests regardless of your setting.

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