Report, Block or Untag

The best way to report something you do not think should be on Facebook is by using the Report link that shows up near any post, photo or comment.

You need to keep in mind that only content that clearly breaches the Community Guidelines will be removed.

To report a post:

    1. Click the Down arrowhead icon in the top right of the post

    2. Click Report post 

    3. Select the option that best describes the issue and follow the on-screen instructions.  For feeling bullied, this is usually 'I don't think this should be on Facebook' then tap continue

    4. Select the best fit from the next list of options, this is up to you but a good fit might be 'This humiliates me or someone I know'

    5. The next screen lets you submit your report to Facebook for review. 

    6. From here you could also change your mind and block or unfriend the person or even reach out to one of your Facebook friends for help about how to deal with the post

To report a photo or video:
  1. Click on the photo or video to expand it
  2. Hover over the photo or video and click Options in the bottom-right corner
  3. Click Report Photo for photos or Report Video for videos
  4. Select the option that best describes the issue and follow the on-screen instructions

To report a comment:

  1. Go to the comment you want to report.

  2. Click  the 'x'  to the right of the comment to hide it

  3. Once it has been hidden you will have three options below where the comment was.  'unhide' ' 'block' or report.

  4. Click report (if this is a comment in a group, you can choose whether to report it to FB or to a group admin)


If you do not have a facebook account, you can still report issues to Facebook online


Follow the steps in the form. 

You will still need to include:

  • the date the content was posted

  • links to what you are reporting (so you will need a friend or someone else you trust to help you with this)

  • A description to help the safety team understand the situation

You can also choose to include your name and screenshots (but these are optional)

To stop the person from being able to contact you or post on your timeline, follow up your report by blocking them

When you block someone, they won't be able to see things that you post on your timeline or tag you in posts.

If you were friends, blocking someone will also unfriend them.

To block someone:

  1. Click the 'Question Mark' at the top right of any Facebook page.
  2. Click Privacy Shortcuts
  3. Click How do I stop someone from bothering me?
  4. Enter the name of the person you want to block and click Block
  5. Select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears and click Block again

People will not be notified when you block them.

If you can't find someone this way, try going to the person's profile and selecting Block from the 'Three Dots' menu on their cover photo.

On Facebook you can  choose whether posts you're tagged in appear on your Timeline using 'Timeline Review'. [more]

Keep in mind that posts you're tagged in appear straight away on the timeline of the person that made the post and can also show up  in News Feed, search and other places on Facebook.

When people you’re not friends with tag you in a post, they automatically go to Timeline review.

If you'd also like to review tags by friends, you can turn on Timeline review for tags from anyone. To turn on Timeline review:

  1. Click the downwards arrowhead icon at the top right of any Facebook page and select Settings

  2. In the left column, click Timeline and Tagging

  3. Look for the setting Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your Timeline? and click Edit to the far right

  4. Select Enabled from the dropdown menu [endmore]

If you have been tagged in a photo or post and want to remove the tag, follow the steps below:

To remove a tag from a post you've been tagged in, click the downwards arrowhead in the top right of the post and select Remove Tag.
You can also remove tags from multiple posts at once:
  1. Go to yourACTIVITY LOG
  2. Click Photos in the left column
  3. Click to check the box to the left of the posts you'd like to remove a tag from
  4. Click Report/Remove Tags at the top of the page
  5. Click Untag Photos to confirm
Removed tags will no longer appear on the post or photo, but the post or photo is still visible to the people it was shared with.
People may be able to view the post or photo in places like News Feed or search results.