What Happens When You Report Someone on Whatsapp

WhatsApp is an instant messaging app that allows one to chat with others on the platform using an internet connection. WhatsApp allows anyone to send you a message provided they have your Whatsapp number. This makes it possible for scammers and spammers to land in our chat. The messaging app allows you to filter your conversations on the platform. At times it becomes necessary to report other users or even block them from messaging you. It is advisable to report numbers that spread fake news, hoax messages, spam messages, and other malicious content.

This article will look at what happens when you report a user or a group on WhatsApp and how to report an individual account or a group.

What Happens When You Report Someone on Whatsapp

It becomes necessary to report suspicious accounts. If you suspect an account is used for illegal actions such as spamming, fraud, scamming, and others, you need to report those accounts. Accounts that impersonate others and also harass or bully you need to be reported.

When you report an individual on WhatsApp, recent activities between you and the account will be sent to WhatsApp, which will be used for further investigation.

Whenever you report someone on WhatsApp, you will be given an option to report and block or only block the number. Based on your choice, you can choose only to report the number, but you can receive future messages from this number. But if you decide to report and block, it means you have reported the person to WhatsApp and blocked the number at the same time. This will prevent the number from messaging and calling you.

How to Report Someone on WhatsApp

If you want to report someone on WhatsApp, then follow the steps below.

  1. Open your WhatsApp app.
  2. Tap on the account you want to report to open the conversation screen.
  3. Tap on the profile picture of the number you want to block.
  4. At the bottom of the number’ profile page, tap on report contact.
  5. Check block contact and delete chat if you also want to block the contact and delete chat, then tap on REPORT again to report the number.

What Happens When You Report Someone on Whatsapp

Similar to what happens when you report an individual on WhatsApp, reporting a group will send recent activities to WhatsApp, then proceed with further investigation. When you are reporting a group on WhatsApp, you will have the option to exit the group as well.

How to Report a Group on WhatsApp

If you want to report a group on WhatsApp, then follow the steps below. This is similar to the steps for reporting a contact.

  1. Open your WhatsApp app.
  2. Tap on the group you want to report to open the conversation screen.
  3. Tap on the profile picture of the group you want to block.
  4. At the bottom of the group’s profile page, tap on Report group.
  5. Check block exit group and delete chat if you want to also exit the group and delete chat, then tap on REPORT again to report the group.

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