How to Report on Facebook

If for any reason, you need to report a profile, a post, or anything on Facebook, you can do so within a few minutes. Facebook has made it possible for its users to report any content that goes against their standards; they review the content and remove it immediately.

How to Things on Facebook

In essence, if you have anything you feel you want to report on Facebook maybe about a message sent to you by an unknown user or a profile. You can now report on the social media platform.

However, certain steps need to be followed to successfully Report things on Facebook. Those steps and things that can be reported on Facebook will be stated in this write-up.

What are the things that can be Reported on Facebook?

There are quite several things that can be reported on Facebook. If for instance, you come across anything that you feel isn’t supported by the Facebook community, you can go ahead and report it. Some of the things you can report include:

  • Profile.
  • Posts.
  • Message.
  • Video and pictures.
  • Event.
  • Comment.
  • Ads on Facebook.
  • Pages.
  • Groups.
  • Post on your timeline.

The above-mentioned content is what can be reported by any Facebook user to the Facebook community management for the removal of such content.

How to Report things on Facebook

Here you will get to learn how to Report the above-listed content and below are the steps to report each of the listed content on Facebook.

Report a User Profile on Facebook

  • Go to the person’s Facebook profile you will like to report by searching for the person’s name or tapping it on your news feed.
  • Tap on the 3-dot icon in the top right corner.
  • Click on the report profile or find support.
  • Carefully follow the prompt.

To Report a Post on Facebook

  • Go to the post you will like to report.
  • Click on the 3 dot icon at the top right of the post.
  • Select find support or report post.
  • In order to give feedback, enter the best option for why the post goes against the Facebook community standards and click on Next.
  • Note that, you might be able to submit a report depending on your feedback and most content doesn’t require feedback from you. This is because the feedback are been used to improve their system help.

Report a Post on Your Timeline

  • Go to your Facebook Timeline and locate the post you will like to report.
  • Go to the post you will like to report.
  • Click on the 3 dot icon.
  • Then, click on report post or find support and enter the best option on how the post goes against the Facebook community standards.

Report a Page on Facebook

  • Search for the name of the page you will like to report or tap on the page on your newsfeed;
  • Click on the 3 dot icon to go to more.
  • Tap on the report page or find support.
  • Give feedback on how the page goes against the community standards and depending on your feedback you will be able to submit the report.

If you can’t find the page you will like to report, you can simply ask a friend to report the page for you.

Report User Photos and Videos

  • Open your Facebook account.
  • Click on the photo or video you want to report.
  • Select the more option.
  • Click on find support or report for photos and report or find support for videos.
  • Give feedback on how the photo or video goes against the Facebook community standards and follow the on-screen instructions.

Report any Group

To report a group member or something you have seen in the group;

  • Find the post or person you want to report.
  • Click on the 3 dot icon at the top right section.
  • Tap on the report a post to admin to report the post to an admin or tap on Report to report the post to Facebook

It is worth noting that, reporting a post to an admin is not certain that the post or person who posted it will be removed and the admin might not even see your report. Lastly, any post reported to an admin won’t be sent to Facebook.

Report an Event

  • In the top left corner of your Facebook account, tap on your profile picture.
  • Click on an event and then go to the event you will like to report.
  • Select the more option.
  • Click on the “report event” button and follow the prompt.

Report a Comment

To report a comment on a person’s page or profile,

  • Go to the comment you want to report and click on MORE
  • Tap on find support or report comment and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: presently it is impossible to report a comment on your profile or page. You can either delete or hide the comment or block the person or ban such a person from commenting on your post.

Report Ads on Facebook

  • Go to the ads you will like to report by clicking on them on your newsfeed or searching for them.
  • Click on the 3 dot icon next to the ads you will like to report.
  • Select Report ads and follow the on-screen instructions.

To report any ads that go against Facebook Advertising policies you will need to give a valuable signal that shows that the ads need to receive another review in order to help improve the Facebook help support center.

Report a Message

When you receive any message that goes against Facebook community standards, you can report such a message. You can also make use of the Facebook messenger app to report messages, you can learn the steps follow by visiting the Messenger Help Center.

None of your information will be revealed when the report is contacted. Reporting a message will help improve Facebook by reviewing any content that goes against its standards.

Note that; not all content reported will be removed and you will be able to check the status of your report in your support inbox. If the post or person you reported wasn’t removed, you can try out other options like deleting such a post or blocking or unfriending such a user from your Facebook account.

Finally, if you have any issues trying to report things on Facebook, you can sign in to your Facebook account on your PC or Computer and use the report link.

Oghwie Ufuoma
This post is authored by Oghwie Ufuoma (Harrison) A.K.A Harry, the founder and Admin of Sportspaedia.com. With nearly a decade of expertise in the sports sector, Harry started with Sportspaedia, providing up-to-date information on sports and tech-related topics, breaking news, and daily opportunities for Football/Soccer fans and online users.

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