What Happens If You Report Someone On WhatsApp, Will They Know

Your Quick Answer:

You can immediately report any unwanted behavior by tapping on the Report option.

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.

However, you still have ways to hide or unhide people on WhatsApp without reporting.

There are some steps you can follow to know if someone blocked you or deleted WhatsApp.

If You Report Someone On WhatsApp 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.

🔯 Mistakenly Pressed Block and Report on WhatsApp – How To Retrieve Chat:

You can’t retrieve a chat on WhatsApp directly after you’ve reported a contact. When you report someone on WhatsApp, it immediately blocks the user as well as deletes your entire conversation history with the person after which you won’t be able to find the user’s name on the chat list anymore. 

There is one method that can help you. WhatsApp creates a daily backup of chats restoring which can help you get back the chats of the reported user.

But to get back the chat, you need to first unblock the user whom you’ve mistakenly reported, then uninstall the WhatsApp application. Reinstall it again and then restore the chats from the backup. 

What Happens When You Report Someone On WhatsApp:

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, and 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 messages or call on your WhatsApp.

Although the user won’t be notified about the reporting or blocking of 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 a 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 a 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 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.

How To Find the Reported Chat on FM WhatsApp:

FMWhatsApp is a modified version of the WhatsApp application. It’s built with many extra features than the original WhatsApp app and can be installed on both iOS and Android. 

Unlike original WhatsApp, you will be able to retrieve chats on FMWhatsApp after you undo a report for the contact. The chat automatically shows back on the chat list when you remove the user from the reported contacts list.  

🔴 Steps To Remove Reported Contacts:

Step 1: Open the FMWhatsApp. 

Step 2: Next, you need to click on the three dots icon. 

Step 3: Click on Settings

Click on Settings

Step 4: Then click on Privacy. 

click on Privacy

Step 5: Click on Reported Contacts. 

Step 6: It will show the list of contacts you’ve reported. 

Step 7: You need to press and hold the contact you want to undo reporting. 

Step 8: Then click on Undo Report. 

Step 9: The number will get unblocked and removed from the reported contacts list 

Step 10: You will find the user’s chat on the chat list immediately after you’ve unreported it. 

How to See Reported Number in WhatsApp:

⭐️ On Android: 

When you report a contact or number on WhatsApp, it gets blocked automatically and the chats get deleted. The reported number gets added to the list of Blocked contacts on WhatsApp from where you can unblock it anytime you want. However, even after you remove a reported number from the list of Blocked contacts by unblocking it, you won’t be able to get back the deleted chat. 

🔴 Steps to see reported numbers on WhatsApp for Android devices:

Step 1: You need to open the WhatsApp application. 

Step 2: Next, click on the three dots icon. 

Step 3: Click on Settings

Click on Settings

Step 4: Then click on Account

click on account

Step 5: Then click on Privacy

click on Privacy

Step 6: Click on Blocked contacts. 

Click on Blocked Contact

Step 7: You’ll find the list of blocked and reported contacts. 

Step 8: If you click and hold a number on the list, you’ll get the Unblock(number) option to unblock it. 

Click on Blocked Contact

Step 9: Click on the Unblock(number) option if you want to unblock a reported number. 

⭐️ On iPhone:

On iOS devices, when you report a contact on WhatsApp, it gets added to the Blocked section of your WhatsApp account. The chats of the reported contact also disappear as soon as you report the contact. New messages from the user won’t reach your WhatsApp inbox until you unblock the person on WhatsApp.  

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Open the WhatsApp application on your iOS device. 

Step 2: Then you need to click on Settings from the bottom right corner. 

Step 3: Next, click on Privacy

click on Privacy

Step 4: Then click on Blocked. 

Click on Blocked

Step 5: It will show you the list of contacts you’ve reported and blocked on WhatsApp.  

Step 6: You can unblock reported contacts from the Blocked list anytime you want. 

Step 7: To unblock a reported contact, you need to swipe the reported contact from right to left. Then click on the red Unblock button. 

Click on Unblock

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. If I report a group on WhatsApp will they know?

No, when you report a group on WhatsApp, the group members won’t be able to know about it. However, you’ll be immediately removed from the group and the group chat will disappear from the list of your WhatsApp chats. After you report a group on WhatsApp, it will show you a confirmation message that says Report sent and you’re no longer a participant of the group. 

2. If I report and block someone on WhatsApp will they know?

No, when you report and block someone on WhatsApp, the user won’t directly know that you’ve reported the user. But the last five messages and the user’s WhatsApp ID will be sent to WhatsApp authority as a complaint from you. All the previous chats with the person will disappear once you report him on WhatsApp.

However, the person won’t be able to check your last seen, online status, or profile picture either. It might make him suspicious that you’ve blocked him. 

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