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. In the bottom right of the cover photo, click 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. Click Send.
  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 Story options 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 Send.
  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 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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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.
  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 Story options underneath the group's cover photo.
  3. Select Find Support or 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 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 a person on Marketplace:
Report a seller
  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.
Report a buyer
  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.
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.
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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