Block mobile apps like Facebook through IP Firewall Policies

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I am trying to block Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram through an IP Firewall Policy for some user profile in my WLAN network, but I can't get it to work.
The settings are as follows:

... and I update the AP's, of course.

No blocking whatsoever of these applications is produced.
What am I doing wrong?
Thank you!
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Posted 6 months ago

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Hello Gabriel
I do not know about Instagram but we see the issue with Facebook more then a year now. Normaly you can block the Facebook website but the app does not work. I think is not due Aerohive because we see it at other verndors too. I believe it is an issue by Facebook it self.
Maybe someone can confirm this?
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Dianne Dunlap

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I have personally not tried to block Facebook in Aerohive (seems like a content filter would be a better idea).  With a content-filter, you'd typically need to block and besides  Perhaps open DNS would be an option if you do not have an actual content-filter.