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 What Happens When You Report Someone on Whatsapp

Reporting someone on WhatsApp is a measure to deal with unwanted, spam, or abusive messages. This article outlines the steps and consequences of reporting a contact, as well as the distinctions between individual and group reports.

 How to Report Someone on WhatsApp

To report a contact on WhatsApp, follow these steps:

1. Open the WhatsApp application.

2. Go to the “Chats” tab.

3. Swipe left on the chat with the contact you want to report.

4. Tap on the “More” option (three dots).

5. Select “Report” from the menu.

6. Choose the appropriate reason for reporting and tap “Report”.

Consequences of Reporting a Contact

When you report an individual contact:

– Without Blocking:

– The contact can still send you messages.

– They can make voice and video calls to you.

– Your previous chat history remains intact.

– WhatsApp will monitor the reported contact for any rule violations.

– With Blocking (Report & Block):

– The contact is blocked and cannot send you messages.

– They cannot call you.

– They won’t see your profile picture or status updates.

– The chat history with the contact is deleted from your device.

In both scenarios, WhatsApp receives the last five messages from the reported user for review, along with other metadata such as user ID, message timestamp, and message type .

When you report a group:

– Without Exiting:

– The group continues to operate normally.

– WhatsApp monitors the group’s activities for violations.

– With Exiting (Report & Exit):

– You leave the group.

– WhatsApp notes your complaint and monitors the group for any suspicious activities.

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happens if you report someone on WhatsApp?

– WhatsApp receives the last five messages from the reported user or group without notifying them. They also get details like user/group ID, message timestamp, and message type.

Can you see if someone reports you on WhatsApp?

– Generally, you won’t know if someone has reported you. However, if WhatsApp finds a violation, you might receive a notification or notice that your account has been suspended.

How do I send a report on WhatsApp?

Android: Tap on the chat > three dots > Report > Report (optionally, block the contact).

iPhone: Tap on the chat > contact’s name/number > Report > Report and Block or Report.

How many reports are needed to delete a WhatsApp account?

– WhatsApp reviews accounts based on policy violations, not the number of reports. Multiple reports alone may not lead to deletion if no violations are found.


Reporting on WhatsApp is a straightforward process that helps users manage unwanted communications. While reporting does not immediately notify the reported contact, it enables WhatsApp to review and take action if necessary. Understanding these steps and consequences can help users better manage their interactions on the platform.


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