Ideally, the best way to refresh yourself after a long week at work is with an outdoor activity, anything from a badminton match to a hiking trip. However, social media is the easiest way to remain entertained when you don’t want to or can’t do anything else. All you need to do is settle down on your couch with snacks and a blanket. You can use your laptop for more options and visual aesthetic, or just scroll on your smartphone if you’re too tired.
So, there are more than enough ways on the internet to keep you entertained for the rest of your life. However, that’s not how you can live for more than a few reasons, don’t you think?
For one, too much social media can disbalance the production of dopamine. Scrolling through entertaining videos all day will lead to a mass release of dopamine, the pleasure hormone. However, when you leave your phone, the abrupt cut-off of that dopamine will make you feel unmotivated and even upset.
The best way to deal with a social media addiction is simple: a detox. Deactivate or delete all social media accounts and focus on things in real life. Start learning a skill, hitting the gym, and talking to more and more people. Read more books and journal your thoughts. Strive for success and grow into someone you love in the process.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss what it means when you can’t see someone’s Facebook profile but can still message them. Stick with us until this blog’s end to learn all there is to learn about it!
What Does it Mean When You Can’t See Someone’s Profile on Facebook but Still Message Them?
Facebook is the world’s largest social media platform with close to three billion monthly active users. A regular Facebook user always has 100 or more friends as a minimum starting point.
When Facebook was at its peak, Zuckerberg took the opportunity to launch a separate platform for just Facebook texting called Facebook Messenger. If this happened today, most people would laugh at the audacity and turn to other social media platforms: this was an obvious and unnecessary step.
However, because this happened when it did, users did not have much choice, nor did they mind installing one more app. So, Facebook Messenger became a success and has been one ever since.
Coming back to your question: what does it mean when someone’s Facebook profile is unavailable but you can still message them? Well, that means they’ve probably deactivated their Facebook account but are still using Messenger.
It’s a great idea because this way, they can drown out the time-wasting element of the platform while talking to anyone they want to. It’s also great to increase your focus since you wouldn’t spend time scrolling on Facebook anymore.
You can contact them and ask them about it, but it’s probably not a good idea for a couple of reasons. Firstly, there’s a chance they’re doing so for some much-needed mental peace, which will probably be disrupted if you ask them about it.
Secondly, there’s also a chance that Facebook is glitching, which is why you can’t see their profile. So, before you interrogate them, it’s best to wait for at least 24 hours to confirm that they have deactivated their account.
If you think this is something you also want to do, we’ve got you.
Here’s how to deactivate your Facebook account
Step 1: On your laptop/computer, launch your browser and log into your Facebook account.
Step 2: The first screen you’ll see is your Facebook timeline. At the top right corner, you’ll see an icon of your profile picture; tap on it. A menu with several options will appear.
Step 3: Tap on the first option on that menu, Settings and Privacy. Again, tap on the first option on the Settings and Privacy page called Settings.
Step 4: On the left side of the screen, you’ll see a menu. Tap on the third option there, called Your Facebook Information.
Step 5: Scroll down to the end of the Your Facebook Information page and tap on Deactivation and deletion.
Step 6: On the next page, you need to select deleting or deactivating your account. Next, enter your account password, and your work here is done!
Now that we’ve covered the initial topic, let’s discuss one important function on Facebook that all of us should know how to use. Yes, you guessed it correctly; we’re talking about blocking a user.
Facebook is a large social media platform, so it’s possible to run into inappropriate users. It’s up to you to get out of such a situation; Facebook has already given you the solution.
Here’s how to block a user on Facebook
Step 1: Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: Tap on the magnifying glass icon at the top-right corner. Next, enter the name or username of the user you wish to block.
Step 3: This will bring you over to their profile. Tap on the three dots icon under their bio, next to the blue Message button.
Step 4: In their Profile settings, tap on the second from the last option called Block, and you’re good to go!
In the end
As we end this blog, let’s recap all we’ve discussed today.
If you can’t see one of your friends’ Facebook profiles but can easily message them, relax; you haven’t been blocked. They’ve just decided to deactivate their Facebook account. You can ask them about it, but it’s best to let it be unless it’s important.
Lastly, we’ve discussed how you can block a user on Facebook.
If our blog has helped you, don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comments below!