How to Report Things

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 Give feedback 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. In the bottom right of the cover photo, click and select Give feedback or report this profile
  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.

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

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To report a post:
  1. Click in the top right of the post
  2. Click Report post or Report photo
  3. Select the option that best describes the issue and follow the on-screen instructions
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To report something posted on your timeline, you will need to Hide it first.

  1. In the top right of the post, click
  2. Click Hide from timeline to hide the post from your timeline.
  3. A box will appear on your timeline where the post used to be. Click I don't want this on Facebook inside the box and follow the on-screen instructions.

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 Give feedback or report photo.
  2. Hover over the photo or video and click Options in the bottom-right corner.
  3. Click Give feedback on this photo for photos or Give feedback on this 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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Note: If you want to report a secret conversation, don't fill out the form below. Instead, follow these separate instructions.
If you think a message you've received goes against our Community Standards, you can report it by filling out this form.
We won't let the person know who reported them. Keep in mind that not everything that may be upsetting violates our Community Standards.
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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To report a Page:

  1. Go to the Page you want to report.
  2. Click below the Page's cover photo.
  3. Select Give feedback or report this 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.

We'll review the Page and remove anything that doesn't follow the Facebook Community Standards. We may also warn or disable the person responsible.

Learn how to report a profile.
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To report something you see in a group:

1. Find the post you want to report.

2. Click Story options in the top right.

3. Select Report to Admin to report the post to an admin or select Report post to send the report to Facebook.

Note: If you choose to report the post to an admin, the admin will know that you reported it. Admins may or may not choose to remove the post or block the person who shared the post. Reporting a post to an admin won't send a report to Facebook.

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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 human 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's Page
  2. Click in the top right
  3. Click Report Event and follow the on-screen instructions
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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 someone else's Page or profile:

  1. Hover over the comment you want to report.
  2. Click > Hide Comment.
  3. Click Give Feedback or Report 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.

To report a comment on your own Page:

  1. Hover over the comment you want to report.
  2. Click > Hide Comment.
  3. Click Give Feedback or Report 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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If you can't report something on Facebook because you don't have a Facebook account or you can't see whatever you're trying to report, please use a computer to fill out this form.

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To report or hide a listing on Marketplace:
  1. From Facebook.com, click Marketplace in the top left.
  2. Click the listing that you want to report or hide.
  3. Click in the top right, then click Report Post or Hide Item.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
You can also report a buyer or seller on Marketplace.
If the person has blocked you, learn how to report something you can't see.
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To report a seller on Marketplace:
  1. From Facebook.com, click Marketplace in the top left.
  2. Click a listing from the seller that you want to report.
  3. Click in the top right, then click Report Seller.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
To report a buyer on Marketplace:
  1. From Facebook.com, click Marketplace in the top left.
  2. Click Selling in the top left.
  3. Click the message between you and the buyer. If you've already marked the listing as sold, click Show listings to the right of Sold.
  4. Click in the top right of the message.
  5. Click Report Buyer.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
You can also report a specific listing on Marketplace.
If the person has blocked you, learn how to report something you can't see.
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