How to Claim Your Share of the $725 Million Facebook Settlement

Facebook has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $725 MILLION, and you may be entitled to some of that money.

The case dates back to the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018 when there were allegations that Facebook shared users’ information with third parties without their permission.  Facebook denies the claim but settled the lawsuit agreeing to pay $725 million.

If you had a Facebook account between May 24th of 2007 to December 22nd of 2022, you can file a claim online, or download a form and mail it in. The deadline is August 25th.  They haven’t said how much each person is entitled to, but despite it being a $725 million settlement, don’t expect to get much more than the price of a cup of coffee.  If that.   If EVERYONE in the U.S. who’s had a Facebook account is eligible, that means it could be shared among 250 million to 280 million users.

According to the settlement details, they are giving people MORE money based on how many months during those 15 years you had an account, so you’re better off the longer you were on Facebook.

(SF Gate /

editorial credit: Shutterstock