How to Report a Profile on Facebook

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Ivana Social Media / Facebook

4 min read

Social media networks are available and accessible to billions of people. Anyone with a profile can share diverse content with friends or even with a larger audience.

Despite the fact that users have the ability to share amazing things in front of millions of people, this also means that not all content will be positive and have positive intentions.

This being said, some users may find certain content unacceptable and offensive.
Thus, to protect its users from possibly harmful content like bullying, hate speech, harassement, adult nudity, sexual activity, terrorist propaganda and even more, social media platforms offer a report option that people can use anytime they feel something shouldn’t be shared.

Facebook is also amongst the social media platforms that have this feature. So, if you are interested to learn how you can report someone on Facebook keep on reading.

How to report profiles on Facebook?

The steps to report a profile on Facebook are the same for both desktop and mobile version.

  1. First, you must open Facebook and log in with your username and password.
  2. Next, in the search tab look for the person's profile you want to report and click on the three dots.
  3. Then, under Profile Settings you will see ‘Find support and or report profile’. Click on it.
  4. Lastly, select a problem and click ‘Done’.

How to report a post on Facebook?

The steps to Facebook post are the same for both computer and mobile devices

  1. Log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Navigate to the post you want to report and click on the three dots in the upper right corner.
  3. Click on ‘Report post’.
  4. Select a problem and click ‘Submit’.

How to report a comment on Facebook?

  1. Log in to your Facebook account and navigate to the comment you want to report.
  1. For mobile users, long-press the comment and choose ‘Find support or report comment’ and select a problem and just tap on ‘Submit’.
  2. For desktop users, hover a comment and click on the three dots next to it and choose ‘Give feedback or report this comment’.
  1. Select a problem and click 'Submit'.

How to report a Facebook page?

The steps to report a Facebook page are also the same for both desktop and mobile devices.

  1. Log into you account and navigate to the Facebook page you want to report.
  2. Next, click on the three dots.
  3. Click on ‘Find support and or report profile’.
  4. Next, select a problem and click ‘Done’.

How to report a photo on Facebook?

  1. Log into you account and navigate to the profile whose photo you want to report.
  2. Next, click on the three dots in the upper right corner.
  3. Click on ‘Find support or report comment’, select a problem and tap ‘Submit’.

How long does it take for Facebook to remove offensive content?

It isn’t specified how long Facebook takes to remove an offensive comment, post, profile, or page.

The only thing we know for sure is that Facebook removes content that goes against their Community Standards. Additionally, Facebook does not remove content based on the number of reports it receives.

If you are not satisfied with the decision Facebook has made, you can report the content once again and Facebook will let you know about the outcome within 24 hours.

Does Facebook notify users about who reported them?

No, it doesn't.
Facebook keeps reports confidential unless they are connected with intellectual property infringement. Keep in mind that every social platform such as Facebook, providing public digital services where people can post content, is responsible to monitor the service it gives. Also, they are responsible for removing that inappropriate content that is not compliant with certain laws and regulations.