Wondering how to block messages and calls in Messages and FaceTime for Mac? Like this!

While Messages and FaceTime on the Mac are great ways to stay in touch with the people you care about, they also present solid methods of dealing with people you don't. Whether you're spammed with text messages or inundated with telemarketing calls, both Messages and FaceTime allow you to tune these annoyances out.

Follow the instructions below to learn exactly how to block messages and calls.

How to block a contact in Messages for Mac

  1. Open Messages on your Mac.
  2. Click on Messages in the Menu bar, then choose preferences.
  3. Click on the Accounts tab.
  4. Under your iMessage account, hit the Blocked tab.

    Open Preferences, go to Accounts tab, go to Blocked

  5. Tap the Add button (looks like a '+').

  6. Select which contact you would like to block. Their name, number, and associated email addresses will be added to your block list.

    Hit Add, then add your contact

How to block FaceTime calls on the Mac

  1. Launch FaceTime.
  2. Find the caller you want to block on the left side menu.
  3. Right-click or control-click on the contact.
  4. Choose Block this caller from the drop-down menu. Their name, number, and associated email addresses will be added to your block list.

    Right click, hit Block this caller