How to Report Things on Facebook

Don't have a Facebook account?

Learn more about how you can report potential abuse on Facebook.

The best way to report abusive content or spam on Facebook is by using the Find Support or Report link that appears near the content itself. To report a business you purchased something from on Facebook, you can fill out this form.

Below are some examples of how you can report content to us:

To report a profile:

  1. Go to the profile you want to report.
  2. Click to the right and select Find Support or Report Profile.
  3. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this profile goes against our Community Standards, then click Next.
  4. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn. Click Done.

If someone’s bothering you on Facebook, you can also unfriend or block them.

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To report a post:
  1. Click in the top right of the post.
  2. Click Find support or report post.
  3. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this post goes against our Community Standards. Click Next.
  4. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn. Click Done.
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  1. In the top right of the post, click .
  2. Click Find support or report post and then click the option that best describes how this post goes against our Community Standards.

You can also block the person who posted this content on your timeline.

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To report a photo or video:

  1. Click on the photo or video to expand it. If the profile is locked and you can't view the full-sized photo, click Find support or report photo.
  2. Click Story Options to the right of the photo or video.
  3. Click Find Support or Report Photo for photos or Report Video for videos.
  4. Select the option that best describes the issue and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you're having trouble reporting something, please log in from a computer and use the report links.

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To report a message that goes against our Community Standards:
  1. Open the message.
  2. If you opened the message as a pop-up window, click . If you opened the message in Message view, click .
  3. Click Something's Wrong.
  4. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this message goes against our Community Standards.
  5. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn.
Note: If you want to report a secret conversation, follow these separate instructions.
If you think a message you've received goes against our Community Standards, you can let us know.
You can also report it using the Messenger app. To learn about how to report conversations in the Messenger app, visit the Messenger Help Center.
Learn more about Facebook safety tools and resources. If you ever feel like you or someone you know is in immediate danger, contact your local law enforcement.
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  1. Go to the Page you want to report by clicking its name in your News Feed or searching for it.
  2. Click below the Page's cover photo.
  3. Select Find Support or Report Page.
  4. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this Page goes against our Community Standards.
  5. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn.

If you can't access the Page you want to report, consider asking a friend to report it.

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To report a group:
  1. Go to the group you want to report.
  2. Click below the group's cover photo.
  3. Select Report Group.
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To report an ad you see on Facebook:

  1. Click next to the ad you want to report
  2. Click Report ad and then follow the on-screen instructions

When you report an ad, it is subjected to our ad review system. That process relies on automated tools, and in some cases manual review, to check ads against our Advertising Policies. When we detect a violation of our policies, we will remove the ad. We continuously review ads on our platform based on many signals, including user feedback, to improve the integrity and relevance of advertising on Facebook.

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To report an event:

  1. Go to the event you want to report.
  2. Click and select Report Event.
  3. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this profile goes against our Community Standards.
  4. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn.
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To report a fundraiser:

  1. From the fundraiser, click
  2. Select Report Fundraiser.
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To report a question:

  1. Click in the top right of the question.
  2. Select Report to Admin or Report/Mark as Spam.

To report a reply to a question, click X, then click Report to report it.

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To report a comment on your Page or someone else's Page or profile:

  1. Go to the comment you want to report.
  2. Click next to the comment.
  3. Click Give feedback or report this comment.
  4. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this comment goes against our Community Standards. If you don't see any options that fit, click Something Else to search for more.
  5. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn.

Currently, you can't report a comment on your own profile, but you can hide or delete it. You can also block someone from seeing your profile if they post offensive comments.

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How do I report a person on Marketplace?

Report a seller
Learn what to do if you're having an issue with your Marketplace order, or how to contact Facebook if the seller hasn't responded to your message.
If you think a seller or product violates our Commerce Policies, you can report them:
  1. From your News Feed, click Marketplace.
  2. Click a listing from the seller that you want to report.
  3. Click on the name of the seller.
  4. Click Report.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Keep in mind that we may suspend or ban sellers if they go against our Commerce Policies. Buyers who file fraudulent claims are also subject to consequences outlined in our Purchase Protection policies.
Report a buyer
  1. From your News Feed, click Marketplace.
  2. Click Your Account.
  3. Click Your Listings.
  4. Click a listing the buyer purchased.
  5. Click the message between you and the buyer. If you can't find the message, click See More.
  6. Click .
  7. Click Report Buyer.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions.

How do I report or hide a listing on Marketplace?

Report or hide a listing
  1. From your News Feed, click Marketplace.
  2. Click a listing that you want to report or hide.
  3. Click .
  4. Click Hide item or Report post. To submit your report, follow the on-screen instructions.
If the person has blocked you, learn how to report something you can’t see.
Keep in mind these tips to stay safe on Marketplace.
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