How to Report Someone on Facebook

Today's TipsMake will guide you how to report a user account on Facebook. You can do this process on the mobile app and the Facebook page on your computer. If this user posts content that is offensive or offensive to you, you can report the post instead.

On the phone

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Open Facebook. Tap the Facebook app shaped like a white "f" on a blue background. Your News Feed will open if you are already logged in.

If you're not logged into Facebook, enter your email address (or phone number) and password to continue.

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Go to the page of the person you want to report. Tap the search bar at the top of the screen, enter the name of the person you want to report, tap their name, then tap their avatar.

Or, you can find and click their name in News Feed.

You can also report a business or celebrity's page, but these reporting options are quite different.

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Click More . This option is near the top of the user's page, just below and to the right of their name.

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Click Give feedback or report this profile (Send feedback or report this profile). Options are in the pop-up menu. Another menu with options for reporting will appear.

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Select why you're reporting this profile. Tap one of the following options in the menu:

Pretending to Be Someone (Impersonating someone else)

Fake Account (Fake account)

Fake Name

Posting Inappropriate Things (Posting inappropriate content)

I Want to Help

Something Else (Other)

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Select accompanying information if necessary. If you choose Pretending to Be Someone or I Want to Help , proceed as follows:

Pretending to Be Someone — Tap Me , A Friend or Celebrity under "Who are they pretending to be?" (Who are they impersonating?).

I Want to Help — Tap the reason (such as Suicide , or Harassment ) under "Can you give us some more details?" (Can you give us some more details?).

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Click Send . This blue button is at the bottom of the screen.

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Click Done when it appears. This will confirm that your report has been submitted.

On the computer

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Open Facebook. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ using your computer's web browser. The News Feed page will appear if you are already logged in.

If you're not logged into Facebook, enter your email address (or phone number) and password in the top right of the page before continuing.

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Go to the page of the person you want to report. Click the search bar at the top of the screen, enter the name of the person you want to report, click their name, then click their profile picture.

Or, you can find and click their name in News Feed.

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Click the image button . This button is located in the upper right corner of your cover photo at the top of your profile. A drop-down menu will pop up.

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Click Give feedback or report this profile . Options are in the pop-up menu. A window with different reporting options will appear.

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Select why you're reporting this profile. Click one of the following options in the window:

Pretending to Be Someone

Fake Account

Fake Name

Posting Inappropriate Things

I Want to Help

Something Else

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Select accompanying information if necessary. If you choose Pretending to Be Someone or I Want to Help , proceed as follows:

Pretending to Be Someone — Tap Me , A Friend or Celebrity under "Who are they pretending to be?"

I Want to Help — Tap the reason (such as Suicide or Harassment ) under "Can you give us some more details?".

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Click Send . This blue button is in the lower right corner of the window.

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Click Done when it appears. This will confirm that your report has been submitted.

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