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APA (7th ed.) referencing guide (Online): Facebook

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Below you will find guidance and examples of how to set out a reference to Facebook in the body of your work and in the reference list at the end.

In text citations: Facebook Post


According to News From Science (2019)... 
...(News From Science, 2019).

In text citations: Facebook Page


According to Swansea University Library (n.d.)... 
...(Swansea University Library, n.d.).

Reference list: Facebook Post

Name. (Year, Month Day). First twenty words of the title [Description of audio-visuals]. Facebook. URL 


News From Science. (2019, June 21). Are you a fan of astronomy? Enjoy reading about what scientists have discovered in our solar system—and beyond? This [Image attached] [Status update]. Facebook. 

NB: If a post includes images, videos, thumbnail links to outside sources, or content from another post (such as when sharing a link), indicate that in square brackets. 

Describe the post type (e.g., “[Status update],” “[Video]”) in square brackets after any description of attached content. 

Reference list: Facebook Page

Name. (Year). Title [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL 


Swansea University Library. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from

NB: Use the page title in the reference (e.g., “Home,” “About,” “Reviews”). 

Provide a retrieval date because the content is designed to change over time and is not archived.