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 Report link that appears near the content itself. Here are some examples of how you can report content to us:

Profiles

  1. Go to the profile you want to report
  2. Click in the top right
  3. Select Report/Block to report the account to Facebook

Ads

  1. When viewing the ad in question, hover over the ad and click the X in the top right
  2. Choose Hide this ad to report a specific ad, or Hide all from... to hide all ads from that particular advertiser

Events

  1. Go to the event you want to report
  2. Click Report beneath the list of invited people on the left side of the event page

Groups

  1. Go to the group you want to report
  2. Click the gear icon in the top right corner
  3. Select Report Group

Messages

  1. Open the message you want to report
  2. Click Actions in the top right
  3. Click Report Spam or Abuse

Pages

  1. Go to the Page you want to report
  2. Click below the Page's cover photo
  3. Select Report Page

Photos & Videos

  1. Click on the photo or video to expand it
  2. Click Options in the bottom right
  3. Select Report for photos or Report Video for videos

Posts

  1. Hover over the post you want to report and click in the top right
  2. Click Report/Mark as Spam

Posts on Your Timeline

  1. Hover over the post you want to report and click in the top right
  2. Click Report/Mark as Spam

Questions

  1. Click the down arrow in the top right of the question
  2. Select Report to Admin or Report as Abuse
  3. To report a reply to a question, hover over the post and click X to report it

Something You Can't See

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.

If you're reporting nudity, please fill out this form.

Last edited about 3 months ago
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