Facebook is a leading social platform having many active users on the platform for its ease of use and how user-friendly the platform is.
The many users on the platform make it easy to encounter fake pages or those violating various Facebook community guidelines and standards.
Sometimes, it could be a page is impersonating you and your only option is to report the page and wait for Facebook to take action.
Do you know how to report a page on Facebook?
Open your Facebook account and go to the Facebook page you wish to report. Below its cover photo, tap the three dots to open a menu and click on the “Find support or report Page” option. It would help if you gave feedback or the reason for reporting the page. Facebook will guide you on what steps to take to finalize the page’s reporting for them to analyze the case and take action.
This guide aims at understanding the reasons for reporting a Facebook page, the steps for reporting a page with and without an account, and discussing common issues users raise regarding blocking Facebook pages.
When to Report a Facebook Page?
Facebook has measures that help sanitize the platform to make it accommodate everyone safely. However, much of the sanitation is left to the daily users as they interact with many Facebook pages and accounts, and thanks to that, they can report the pages and profiles that don’t meet the Facebook guidelines.
There are various triggers for reporting a Facebook page. The common triggers include:
- The page is impersonating you by having a profile that appears like it’s your Facebook page, yet that’s not the case.
- The Facebook page is spamming and harassing users.
- The Facebook page runs a fake charity to scam people.
- The page promotes unsafe websites and gives phishing links which eventually can help hack people’s accounts.
- The page encourages hate speech and violence.
- The Facebook page is posting nudity and uncensored sexual content.
While the above are not the only reasons to report a Facebook page, they fall under common grounds.
Let’s get our hands dirty and see the steps for reporting a Facebook page.
How To Report a Facebook Page
Reporting a Facebook page is an easy task.
If you have a Facebook account, you can report the page from your account. However, if you don’t have a Facebook account, you fill in this form to report a page, especially in the case of impersonation.
Using a Desktop
- Login to your Facebook account on the browser.
- Go to the target Facebook page. You can search for it in the search box at the top.
- Click on it to view its profile, then tap the three dots icon next to the “Share” button.
- From the menu that appears, click the “Find support or report Page” option.
- Help Facebook understand why you are reporting the page by selecting the reason for reporting the page.
- Once selected, click “Next” at the bottom.
- You will get a page showing that Facebook has received your report and will act on it.
- Click the “Done” button at the bottom to complete the process and exit the window.
Facebook will investigate the report with time, and if they find the reported page guilty, they can take various actions depending on the weight of the violation.
Using Facebook Mobile App
- Open your Facebook account in the Facebook app on your iOS or Android.
- Access the profile of the Facebook page you want to report.
- Tap the three dots at the right corner.
- Next, click the “Find Support or Report Page” option.
- Choose a reason for reporting the page.
- Click “Next”.
- Your report will get submitted to Facebook, and you can click the “Done” button to close the window.
That’s how you report a Facebook page using a computer or on your Facebook mobile app.
Reporting a Facebook page helps keep the platform safe by eliminating fake accounts.
This guide has presented possible triggers for reporting an account and offered the steps for reporting a Facebook account using a computer or the Facebook mobile app.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no specific duration after how long Facebook will investigate a reported Facebook page and take necessary action. Nonetheless, expect the case to get handled from 48 hours to a week, depending on how many reported cases Facebook is currently operating.
No, they can’t. Facebook reports are anonymous. Facebook doesn’t disclose the details of who reported a given page or account to the reported person. Facebook only investigates the case and informs the reported page of the violations they have made and what action will be taken against them, if any. So, you are safe to report any Facebook page.