The helpline is open from 10:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Exit the site

How to get URLs from websites and Facebook

How can I get URLs from websites and Facebook for reporting?

In order for any sensitive content to be reported, you need to get accurate URLs or internet links.

How to get URLs from websites for reporting content

Firstly, find the white banner at the top of your screen (you may have to scroll to the top of the screen if you are using a mobile device). Within that banner is the URL; it usually starts with http.

Select it so the whole item is highlighted (this may be in blue).

If you are using a computer (with a keyboard and mouse), right click and select “copy” (you can also press “ctrl + C”).

If you are using a mobile device, press and hold the banner as it is highlighted. A dropdown menu should appear, and press “copy”.

This item has then been copied into your clipboard. You can then “paste” this into a word document or e-mail by opening a word processor/e-mail and pressing somewhere blank.

If you are using a computer with a mouse, right click and select “paste” (you can also press “ctrl + V”).

This should then paste the URL. You should check this by clicking the link to see if it directs you to the page you were on.

How can I get the details of a Facebook profile?

You will need to provide us with some additional information about the profiles used in order for Facebook to remove intimate content. If sensitive content or perpetrators are to be reported to Facebook for hashing or the removal of profiles, the URLs of the perpetrator’s and/or the victim ‘s profiles needs to be given to the Revenge Porn Helpline and Facebook.

Copying Facebook profile links on a computer:

Scroll to the top of the screen and find the white address bar. The profile URL will be within this,something like www.facebook.com/john.smith.12. You can copy this using either a right mouse click and select “copy” or pressing “ctrl + c”.

You can then paste it into a word document or e-mail, by pressing into the area you want it to be and right mouse click, and press “paste”

Copying Facebook profile links on Android devices

Open Facebook on your device and go to the profile you need.

Underneath the profile picture, there will be an icon on the far right with three dots and the word “more”. Press this and select “copy link to profile” from the dropdown menu.  This will be then on your clipboard for you to paste into a word document or e-mail.

Copying Facebook profile links on Apple devices

It is easier to open Facebook using a web browser on your mobile device instead of using the Facebook app as links in Apple devices do not. If you have an Apple device, please follow the guide under “Copying Facebook profile links on a computer”.

Back to Blog

Related Articles