How To Remove Someone From Facebook Messenger [December 2020 Update]

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How To Remove Someone From Messenger? We always come across at least one contact on Facebook Messenger who is really annoying and we want to remove them, right? Learn here. Facebook is one social media platform that is used by millions of users across the globe.

Also, it is a common fact that you might receive tons of friend requests every day from many people who are on the platform. You might know some of them but sometimes it is not an uncommon fact that some stranger might also send you a friend request.

And someone from that list might also send you a message on the Messenger app and you might think- how to remove someone from messenger?

Facebook did an interface update in November 2020, so old ways do not work anymore.

Thanks to comments from my subscribers (Yolanda Sommers and Lisa),  I totally rewrote this page in December 2020.

Now we have an up-to-date guide and screenshots with the new interface.

How To Remove Someone From Messenger

How To Remove Someone From Messenger Fast V2

We always come across at least one contact on Facebook Messenger who is really annoying and we want to remove them, right? Or it might even be possible that you may receive a message on messenger from someone who is not on your friend list on Facebook.

Whenever you accept any friend request from any person, that person is automatically updated in the contact list of a messenger app. Also, the people in your phone contacts is updated in your messenger.

So here are all the possible answers to your question – how to remove someone from messenger?

How To Remove Someone From Messenger

  • The first option is to block the person on the Messenger App.

There are 2 ways to block someone on Facebook messenger:

Way 1 to block someone on the messenger:

To remove someone from messenger blocking would be the simplest solution. To block a person, follow these steps:

  1. Open Messenger and tap on the “People” icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Tap on the contact list icon in the top right corner ( 2nd icon from right).

    How To Remove Someone On Facebook Messenger (1)
    Step 1 and 2
  3. Find person you want to block and tap “Info” icon next to him. Icon looks like (i).

    How To Remove Someone On Facebook Messenger (2)
    Step 3
  4.  Tap big blue “MESSAGE” button to open chat with someone you want to remove.

    How To Remove Someone On Facebook Messenger (3)
    Step 4
  5. Tap on”Info” icon in top right corner of screen. Icon looks like (i).

    How To Remove Someone On Facebook Messenger (4)
    Step 5
  6.  On the new screen, scroll to the bottom until you see the “Block” option. Tap on it.

    How To Remove Someone On Facebook Messenger (5)
    Step 6
  7.  Tap on icon next to “Block on Messenger”
  8. Tap on icon next to “Block on Facebook” if you want to remove a person from your Facebook completely.

    How To Remove Someone On Facebook Messenger (6)
    Step 7 and 8
  9.  If you chose the “Block on Facebook” option, you will be redirected to the Facebook page in a browser. Tap the “Block” button here too.

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    Step 9

Those were all steps to block or remove a person from your Facebook messenger. The method is live and I just tested it on 8 December 2020.

Way 2 to remove a person from the Facebook messenger.

If somehow the previous way didn’t work for you, there is another place to block someone on Facebook messenger:

  1. Open chat with someone you want to block
  2. Tap the small “(i)” icon in the top right corner
  3. Scroll at the very bottom and there would be the “Block” button.
  4. Use that “Block” button to block a person. You would have 2 options – to block only on messenger or on Facebook too.
How To Block Someone In Messenger - 2nd way
How To Block Someone In Messenger – 2nd way

If you decide to block someone on Facebook too, you would need to confirm your decision in a browser that would popup with facebook.com open.

 

Way 3 to remove someone on messenger:

To do this you can open the Messenger app and tap the “Chats” icon in the bottom left option. (step 1)

How To Block Someone In Messenger Step 1
How To Block Someone In Messenger Step 1

 

Now tap and hold an avatar or name of the person you want to block. A menu with actions should pop up.

At the very bottom of that menu, you will find the “Block” button, which you need to tap. (step 2)

How To Block Someone In Messenger Step 2
How To Block Someone In Messenger Step 2

On this page, you can choose to block a person only on messenger or to block on Facebook too.

To do so, tap on the small icon right to one or both of the options. (step 3)

How To Block Someone In Messenger Step 3
How To Block Someone In Messenger Step 3

If you click the block on Facebook option, a browser will open where it will redirect you to the Facebook website and you can finally that the block button to confirm your decision.

Congrats, you just removed the annoying person by blocking him/her!

    • The second option is to delete chat with a person

It takes just 10 seconds to delete chat with person on messenger. Follow 3 simple steps:

  1. Open the “Chats” tab.
  2. Find the contact you want to block or remove and tap and hold it.
  3. Now you should see a list of options, you can use both “Archive” or “Delete” to delete chat.

How To Delete Chat On Messenger

 

 

  • Here is how you can block a person who is not on your friend list

    Firstly, on the “Chats” tab select the contact you want to block or remove. Tap and hold him/her.
    Table with options will pop up, where the “Block” option is the last one.

    On the next screen,  you can select the block option – just on the messenger app or on Facebook too.

  • Here is how you can unfriend a contact on messenger

    To do this at first you have to locate the profile of the contact you want to remove a delete. After that, you can open Facebook messenger and go to the people screen. Here you can see the entire list of friends, people, and all the contacts on your phone. Select the contact person who you want to unfriend. After that, you can enter the chat window of that friend and it will show you that you are friends with that person. You can tap the icon at the top of the screen. No further details of the friend will be shown on messenger.

    You can then click the button that says view the profile on Facebook which will take you to the Facebook app. You will notice the friend’s option which is ticked. If you click on it it will display you the unfriend option and you can select that.

 

Conclusion

How To Remove Someone From Messenger Easy

Usually, it is easier to delete a person on a messenger who is not on your friend’s list. But if someone is on your friends list it is the appropriate option to first and friend then and then remove them from the contact list on messenger. Or else you can also temporarily blocked that person if you don’t want to unfriend them.

There is another trick where you can turn off your mobile search option in Facebook in the privacy settings. Using this a person cannot find you on messenger or Facebook even after using your mobile number. You can also use this option through your email.

Hopefully, in this article, we have managed to answer your question “how to remove someone from the messenger”. Good luck!

Also, if you like video format more, here is a video instruction on how to remove someone from the Facebook messenger:

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How To Remove Someone From Messenger (FaceBook 2021) FAQs


What happen when you delete someone on messenger?

It means that this person can’t send you messages on Messenger anymore.

How do I stop seeing someone on messenger without blocking them?

Choose the “Ignore messages” in the options.

How long will messenger show last active?

Facebook doesn’t show the last seen time of any person who has not come online in the last 24 hours.

Thank you for reading!

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4 thoughts on “How To Remove Someone From Facebook Messenger [December 2020 Update]”

  1. This does not work 11/30/2020 on iphone. We don’t have the “i” option to remove someone. I don’t want to block them, just delete the non friend from my “active” list

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