What Happens if You Report Someone on WhatsApp?

WhatsApp offers an easy feature to report any contact that behaves inappropriately. You can immediately report any unwanted behavior by tapping on the Report option.

You can do that by opening the chat for the contact, at the right side of the screen click on the option sighted as three dots. As the drop-down box options appear you’ve to click on More, then click on Report and then confirm it by tapping on Report on the pop-up box that appears.

If you choose to ‘Report & Block’ on WhatsApp, the contact gets automatically blocked from your account.

You don’t have to block it manually anymore as WhatsApp does that immediately as soon as the report is sent.

You don’t have to worry about if the other person would get to know about it as WhatsApp won’t notify the account user after it gets reported and blocked.

By reporting the user won’t be again to message you, voice call, or video call you on WhatsApp. Even the chat associated with that account will get automatically deleted as soon as you send the report to WhatsApp.

Moreover, WhatsApp will monitor and supervise the activities of the reported account and may ban it later.

If you report and block someone will they know?

WhatsApp has this feature that allows you to report any unwanted contact to WhatsApp directly. When you report any contact to WhatsApp, it doesn’t directly send a notification to the reported contact so there is no direct way that the reported contact can know about it.

When you report and block someone on WhatsApp, that person won’t be able to send messages or call you on WhatsApp. Their calls and messages won’t be delivered to you. So unless they’re aware of these signs, the user may know that you’ve blocked him.

Even your Profile picture, About your information, and your active or online status, won’t be visible to the particular contact whom you’ve reported and blocked on WhatsApp. Even your status updates won’t be visible to the reported contact.

Therefore, you can be sure that WhatsApp won’t notify someone if you report and block their contact. But these signs of no profile picture and the messages not getting delivered for days can be alarming and the reported contact can get to know by seeing these signs.

In this article, you’ll be able to know about everything that happens when you report someone on WhatsApp. If you’re not aware of how reporting someone works on WhatsApp here are all the details you need to know about it.

What Happens if you Report a WhatsApp Number?

There are certain things that will happen once you report a contact on WhatsApp.

Let’s discuss these in detail:

1. The Number will be Blocked upon Reporting:

If you report a contact directly on WhatsApp, the report will be sent and immediately the number will be blocked by WhatsApp. Therefore when you’re reporting any contact, you don’t have to manually block the contact to prevent the messages and calls from the contact, but you can instead report it directly which will immediately block the contact, preventing it from sending any further messages or calls to you.

Blocked upon Reporting

As soon as you hit the Report button from the options and confirm it, you’ll be able to see the popping message on the screen Report sent and (name or number of the contact) has been blocked.

Blocked upon Reporting & block

This will ensure that the unwanted contact whom you’ve just reported on WhatsApp, has been reported, also blocked from sending messages on WhatsApp, viewing status, calling on WhatsApp, or viewing your DP, About, or active status.

2. Reported Number would not be Able to Text or Call

When you report any number on WhatsApp, it immediately blocks the contact which further restricts the number from sending any messages and calls. When the contact gets reported and therefore blocked, the user can no longer send you any message or call on your WhatsApp. Although the user won’t be notified about the reporting or blocking his number by you, all the messages that the blocked user sends you again won’t be delivered to you.

Therefore no messages will be shown on your WhatsApp from the reported contact. Even if he calls you it will not be shown up to you and you’ll not be able to receive notification about it. The calling will appear as Calling and not Ringing on his phone but it won’t reach your phone, as after reporting any contact it gets blocked which doesn’t allow any calls from that contact.

Therefore it works exactly like the blocking technique but for this one, you won’t have to manually block the number to prevent it from sending messages rather you can do it at once by reporting it.

All the messages that the reported contact will send you would only have the single checkmark beside those i.e it would only appear as Sent and not Delivered from the person’s end.

3. Previous Chats and Messages will be Deleted

If you’re reporting any chat on WhatsApp, you should be aware of the fact that as soon as you report the contact, WhatsApp will immediately not only block the contact from your account but delete all the previous chats and messages, even the call history.

As soon as you report someone on WhatsApp you’ll no longer be able to have access to any of the previous chats or messages you had with the particular contact. It will be reported to WhatsApp and the chat will get immediately deleted from your chat section or chat history on WhatsApp.

Previous Chats and Messages

Therefore all the past audio messages, videos, pictures, or other chat media of the conversation will also be deleted from your WhatsApp chat history.  WhatsApp gets a copy of your last five messages along with the ID of the user, contact, the type of messages, etc.

It will not only block your reported contact but will erase the whole chat history associated with the number.

4. The Number will be Monitored by WhatsApp

Monitored by Whatsapp

When you’re reporting any contact, it will be monitored by WhatsApp continuously to recognize the inappropriate actions. After you’ve reported someone, WhatsApp blocks the contact automatically from your account, and a copy of your last five texts along with the user ID of the number, phone number, and other account details are sent to WhatsApp. These details are used to monitor the activities of the reported number.

The text reported is checked and reviewed by WhatsApp to detect inappropriate messages.

The contact gets under the surveillance of WhatsApp and its activities are monitored. If the same number is reported multiple times, WhatsApp may conclude to ban the account for its inappropriate actions.

Although the decision of banning the account may be taken after several reports, the account stays under the supervision of WhatsApp till that time. Therefore you can expect WhatsApp to ban the account you reported sooner or later.

The Bottom Lines:

This article explained all the details about what happens when you report someone on WhatsApp. Reporting contacts on WhatsApp immediately block the user out of your account. It prevents the incoming of voice, video calls, and messages that are sent to you will not get delivered to you on WhatsApp by that reported contact. Even the past conservation history gets deleted too.

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