How to Remove Someone from Messenger?

Messenger is a useful platform to stay connected with our loved ones, friends, and colleagues. However, sometimes some nuisances ruin our chatting experience. That’s why it is important to learn how to remove someone from Messenger, both known and unknown. Sounds interesting? This post will teach you that.

Here, I will explain how to remove/delete/block someone on Messenger. So, the next time when someone starts annoying you on Messenger, you can easily get rid of them and attain mental peace.

How to Remove Someone on Messenger?

A lot of times annoying elements start popping up on Messenger, and you end up scratching your head. These people can be from your friend list or out of it. Regardless, it is important to be able to remove it. Facebook constantly keeps applying changes to the Messenger UI. This leaves the people confused about how to remove someone on Messenger.

Earlier, it was very simple as Facebook provided a specific option to remove anyone. Nowadays, you will not find it, but you will still have 3 viable options to remove anyone on Messenger. I’m explaining them step-by-step here. We will start with the mildest and move to the hardest.

Method-1: Mute the Person’s Messages

If you only want to remove someone on Messenger because he messages you a lot and the notifications keep annoying you, then you can simply mute them. Muting them will silent the notifications of their messages, and you will not be annoyed. So, you don’t have to check their messages every now and then.

Follow these steps to mute anyone on Messenger:

Step-1: Launch the Messenger app and sign in to your account if you aren’t already signed in.

Step-2: Now press and hold on the contact’s name from the chat list, and then tap on ‘Mute Notifications.’

Step-3: Next, choose the duration for which you want to mute the notifications for that person. You can tap on ‘Until I turn it back on’ if you are unsure about it.

Note: Whenever you want to unmute the person, you just need to tap and hold on the person’s name and then select ‘Unmute Notifications.’

That’s it. The mute feature is also very useful for groups who are very active. They can be meme groups, college groups, or anything else. You can just mute the groups that nudge you a lot on Messenger to stay at peace.

Method-2: Ignore the Contact

The ability to ignore contacts on Messenger was recently added. When you ignore someone on Messenger, the person is automatically removed from the chat list, and you will not get any notifications whenever that person texts or calls you. The contact will be moved to the ‘Message Request’ section, and if you want to see their messages, you can visit it.

Follow these steps to ignore someone on Messenger:

Step-1: Launch the Messenger app and sign in to your account if you aren’t already signed in.

Step-2: Now press and hold on the contact’s name from the chat list, and then tap on ‘Ignore Messages.’

Step-3: Next, you will be notified that when you ignore any contact, it will be moved to the ‘Spam’ section and you will not receive any notification when the person messages you. Tap on ‘Ignore’ to proceed with your decision.

Note: To unignore the person, tap on your profile icon, next tap on ‘Message Requests’, and then switch to the ‘Spam’ tab. Here, open the conversation with the person you want to unignore and send a message.

That’s it. Ignoring someone on Messenger is the most appropriate option to remove them in my opinion. The best part about ignoring someone on Messenger is that you two will still be friends on Facebook, and the other person will have no clue that you have ignored him.

Method-3: Block Them and Delete Chat

The ultimate option to remove someone on Messenger is to block them and then delete their chat. This will cut all your ties with the person, and end your friendship on Messenger. Follow these steps to remove someone on Messenger by blocking them:

Step-1: Launch the Messenger app and sign in to your account if you aren’t already signed in.

Step-2: Now press and hold on the contact’s name from the chat list, and then tap on ‘Block.’

Step-3: Next, you will be given an option to block the contact on Messenger as well as on Facebook. If you only want to block them on Messenger, tap on the “-“ sign present next to ‘Block on Messenger.’

Step-4: If you also want to block on Facebook, tap on the “-“ sign present next to the ‘Block on Facebook‘ option. A new window will open, here tap on ‘Block’ to confirm your choice. Remember that blocking someone on Facebook will also unfriend them. If you only want to block a contact on Messenger, you can skip this step.

Note: To unblock contacts on Messenger, tap on your profile icon, and then tap on ‘Privacy.’ Here, tap on ‘Blocked Accounts‘ and you can unblock the blocked contacts from here. You can also unblock contacts you have blocked on Facebook via the website.

That’s it. Blocking someone is the last option to remove someone on Messenger. However, it is the most powerful one when you don’t want to let the other person interfere in your life ever.

Did Facebook remove the ‘Remove Contact’ Feature from Messenger?

Earlier Facebook provided a separate feature to remove any contact on Messenger. When you removed someone from Messenger, the other person was removed from your chat list (moved to ‘Spam’), and you will not receive any notifications whenever they messaged you. However, this feature was then replaced with the ‘Ignore’ feature that serves the same purpose.

 

The remove contact feature now only allows you to remove the contacts from your ‘Phone book’ that you have uploaded on Messenger. It will not help you to keep the person away.

Does deleting a conversation delete contact on Messenger?

No, deleting a conversation will not delete the contact from Messenger. The next time the contact messages, you will again find them in the chat list.

So, it is advisable to use any of the above-mentioned 3 options if you want to remove someone on Messenger.

Final Words

It is essential to be able to remove the person on Messenger that you don’t like. These are the top 3 ways to do that. You can use any of these depending upon the severity of the annoyance the other person is causing.

That’s all for this post. I hope it helps you to get back your peace. Feel free to share your opinions in the comments section.

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