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{{{name}}} on Facebook

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Template:Facebook displays an external link to a page at Facebook, a social networking website. It is intended for use in the external links section of an article.


Unnamed parameters
{{Facebook | username or number }}
{{Facebook | username or number | Displayed Name }}
Named parameters
{{Facebook | id= username or number }}
{{Facebook | id= username or number | name= Displayed Name }}
Using Wikidata property P2013
{{Facebook | name= Displayed Name }}


Linking to a profile or page

In this example, the Facebook user account is zuck and the description in the link is Mark Zuckerberg:

{{Facebook|zuck|Mark Zuckerberg}}
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

In this example, there's an ID instead of user name:

{{Facebook |id=4 |name=Mark Zuckerberg}}
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

On the article about an individual, the display name and the article title will usually be identical and can be omitted. For example, on the article page Facebook, linking to their own Facebook profile could be done with:

Facebook on Facebook

Linking to a specific section

Links to specific sections on a Facebook page used to include the '=' symbol in the URL but no longer need to. Because '=' is a special character in Wikipedia template syntax (which separates a parameter's name from its value), it cannot be used directly in the id. If you want the link to arrive at a specific section, use the newer URL syntax, for example to link directly to the Photos section of a profile, add /photos to the username:

{{Facebook|zuck/photos|name=Mark Zuckerberg}}
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

Using Wikidata

Generally, Wikidata should contain article subjects' Facebook IDs in property P2013, allowing the ID parameter to be omitted:

{{Facebook |name=NAME }}

If the Wikidata property is not defined, the output is:

{{Facebook}} template missing ID and not present in Wikidata.


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

See the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Facebook

Generate a link to a Facebook profile in a standard format.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Account ID id1

ID of the Facebook account (part of the web page address, for the account id is "example"). This parameter is optional if Wikidata property P2013 exists, but required if not.

Wikidata property P2013
Auto value
Line optional
Display name name2

Display name for the Facebook account

Name of the page
Auto value
Line optional

Tracking category

See also