Facebook is the largest social media platform to have ever graced the markets, with give or take three billion monthly active users. However, it looks like its position is not going to be safe and sound for long, as another Meta platform, Instagram, is rapidly growing. But when you think about it, this is not the natural way or at least, it should not be so. Social media is an ever-growing universe and one does not need to beat the other; the sheer variety is enough to sustain a few platforms at the top.
So, why is it that Facebook’s user base increment is slowly coming to a standstill while Instagram is gaining more and more followers every passing day? Well, firstly, this has nothing to do with one going over the other and everything to do with quality, preferences, and modernity.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss why you cannot send messages to someone on Facebook, even though they’ve clearly not blocked you.
Why Can’t I Send Message on Facebook Even Though They Didn’t Block Me?
Facebook is a large and well-oiled machine; if something’s not working, maybe you should consider if it’s supposed be like that by design. For example, let’s discuss why you are not able to send messages to other users on Facebook, even though you’re sure they haven’t blocked you.
Well, there are a few things to consider here. Firstly, it’s always a possibility that they’ve blocked you, so remember to check up on that one. Secondly, Facebook might’ve temporarily banned you from sending messages on the platform. Lastly, this is the first time you’re messaging them and they don’t receive message requests on Messenger.
Don’t worry; we’re here to help you, after all. Today, we’ll be discussing the how and why of all three of these circumstances.
1. They’ve blocked you.
It’s quite easy to check whether or not someone has blocked you on Facebook. Go to their profile. If you can do that, it’s obvious that you haven’t been blocked.
However, if you want to block someone on Facebook, we can help you with that.
Here’s how to block someone on Facebook
Step 1: Launch the Facebook app on your phone.
Step 2: The first page shown to you is your Facebook Timeline. At the top on the right, locate three icons. Tap on the icon of a magnifying glass in the middle to go to the Search page.
Step 3: Search for the user you’re looking to block and open their profile.
Step 4: On their profile, you’ll see a horizontally placed long, blue, rectangular button called Message. Next to it will be a smaller, square icon with three horizontally arranged dots. Tap on it.
Step 5: You’ll see four options: Report profile, Help [Username], Block, and Search. Tap on Block, and you’re great to go!