Q. What is the proper citation for Facebook in APA format?


The APA Help Guide is a good place to start.  Click on References & In-text Citation Examples and click on Other.

Using the citation given for Tweet (Twitter) as a guide, edit the example to reflect Facebook:


Facebook profile name. (Year, Month Day). Enter the facebook message title here [Facebook post]. Retrieved from http://facebook.com

In-text: (Facebook profile name, Year)

Please note that Facebook may not be accepted by your Instructor as a scholarly source.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Beth Lofgren

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