Question from Keenan: I got a really nasty message from a someone I was friends with on Facebook.
This message was so bad that I instantly blocked him because I don’t even really know him.
My question is since I blocked him on my laptop do I need to block him on my phone too?
I tried to but I couldn’t find his profile when I searched for his name.
Rick’s answer: I’m very sorry you had that unfortunate experience, Keenan.
To answer your question, when you block another Facebook user that person’s profile is automatically blocked across all of your devices in one fell swoop.
And truth be told, you actually confirmed that yourself when you tried to find the blocked person’s profile with the Facebook mobile app but you weren’t able to find it.
The reason “blocking” carries over from device to device is simple: When you log into Facebook with different devices you’re still using the same account (unless you have multiple accounts of course).
That’s why any changes you make regarding other users (friending, unfriending, blocking, etc.) are automatically effective on every device you use to access your Facebook account.
Incidentally, that’s why you never need to open a new Facebook account when you purchase a new device.
Bottom line: The person you blocked with your laptop is blocked on all of your other devices as well (as long as you always log into Facebook with the account that you blocked them with).
Bonus top: This post explains how to hide your photos and status updates from everyone except your friends on Facebook.
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