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Homepage / How do I reference Facebook and Twitter… in the APA7 style?

How do I reference Facebook and Twitter… in the APA7 style?


All types of media are covered by the APA7 referencing guide, and you may find useful information via social media that you want to use in a piece of academic work. It might be a conversation, a Tweet, or a Facebook post by a business that provides context or illustration to your argument.

This post will show you how to reference Twitter and Facebook in your work.



What you need to include:

Author [@username]


Title (content of the post) followed by [description of audio-visuals].

Site name, e.g. Twitter.



And how your reference should look:

Marketing Week [@MarketingWeekEd]. (2022, August 11). Former Tesco brand boss Michelle McEttrick named @Primark’s first chief customer officer [Thumbnail with link attached]. Twitter.</

In-text citation: (Marketing Week, 2022)


What you need to include:


Author/Group Author [username]


Title (content of the post) followed by [description of audio-visuals]

Site name, eg. Facebook.






A Facebook reference should look as follows: 

The Centre MK [@centremkofficial]. (2022, August 9). Congratulations to the lionesses. [Photograph]. Facebook.

In-text citation: (The Centre MK, 2022)

If you have any questions about how to reference, please email your Library.

Please note: Cranfield supports two different referencing styles – APA7 (Author-date) and Numbered (NLM). Please make sure you use the style preferred by your supervisor or lecturer. The advice above relates only to the APA7 style. If you have any questions about referencing, please contact the Library.

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