Facebook is a social media platform that allows people to connect with friends and family, share pictures and videos, play games, shop online, and more. While it has over 2 billion monthly active users, the online platform may not be always safe.

Users can be stalked or blocked on Facebook without their knowledge. This article will explore some of the reasons why this might happen and what you can do about it.

Social media stalking is a common occurrence. However, it is not always welcome and sometimes people block or unfriend others who may be a little too active on the social media platform for their liking.

Some users may also be blocked by someone not on their friends list because the person found them stalking their profile on Facebook or because they were tagged in a photo or video that violated Facebook's community standards.

Blocking someone on Facebook is a way to protect oneself from unwanted interactions online. There are many reasons why someone might do this, including harassment or bullying. Constantly posting offensive or inflammatory content can be another major reason.

How to check who stalks your Facebook profile?

In order to find out who stalks you on Facebook:

  • Log in to your Facebook account, right-click anywhere on the home page and click "View page source".
  • This will open the source code for the Facebook home page - now, users need to search for "BUDDY_ID".
  • Right next to each "BUDDY_ID" tag, users will see a 15-digit number - this is the profile ID for each of the Facebook friends who have visited the profile.
  • Copy the 15-digit profile ID and open a new tab in your browser.
  • In the new tab, type facebook.com/profileID (15-digit code) and press enter.
  • Each ID will reveal the person who has recently visited your profile.

Can you see who blocked you on Facebook?

Although Facebook does not notify the person upon being blocked by someone, users can still figure it out on their own.

The first way is to use the search bar in Messenger. Type in the name of the person you want to find. If their name doesn't appear in the list, it's a good indicator that you've been blocked.

The second way is to try sending them a message. If you receive a prompt that this person isn't available right now, you've likely been blocked.

Follow these steps to see who blocked your profile on Facebook:

  • Click the arrow in the top right of your Facebook page and select "Settings and Privacy."
  • Select "Activity Log."
  • Under "Filters" in the "Activity Log," select "People."
  • Type in the name of the person you are looking to find.
  • Although their posts and comments won't be completely deleted from your page, if you notice that their name appears as bold black text instead of a clickable link, it's a possible sign that you've been blocked by that person.