How to report email messages and contacts in WhatsApp

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WhatsApp

WhatsApp is an application in the distributed hoaxes and scams as usual, some of them quite common. For this reason, the app has since recently with a bot to detect hoaxes, which for many users in Spain can be a good help. Not only the scams are a problem in the application, as there can be fake profiles too.

Luckily, in WhatsApp we have the possibility of reporting messages or report profiles. In this way, the application can take appropriate action and remove such accounts, for example. Although the application has certain limitations in the analysis of that content that we have reported.

Report on WhatsApp: what you need to know

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When you report something in WhatsApp, the application it’s not going to be able to see the content that you have sent or received, and that you are reporting. This is done as a way to ensure the confidentiality of messages, although it is limited in a clear manner the ability to analyse these contents that you are reporting. It is usual that the company you go to ask for to provide any type of information, such as screenshots about the problem that you report.

This type of extra help, to give more data (an explanation and attach screenshots), will from WhatsApp to take actiontherefore it is important to do so. Will allow such profiles may be blocked or driven out, avoiding that more users are affected by this type of problems.

In the application you also have two options: report message or to report a contact. Depends on what you want to do in each case, but these are two possibilities that the application provide to us in this sense. The way of doing each of these things is different.

How to report messages

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If at a given moment you want to report a message or messages in WhatsAppyou have the possibility to do it without too many problems. If you’ve received sensitive content that is spam or that it might even be a crime, report it (by attaching information and screenshots), allows the application to go to investigate this:

  1. Opens WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the three vertical dots upper.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Enters in Help.
  5. Go to the section Contact us.
  6. Write the problem that you are facing.
  7. Added screenshots.
  8. Tap Send.

How to report contacts

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If it is a contact that you want to report in the applicationwe also have such a possibility. The report to a contact, the company may take measures, such as block or expel them from the application, if it considers that it has done that goes against the rules of the application itself. To report someone, the steps to follow are:

  1. Opens WhatsApp.
  2. It enters the conversation that you have with that person.
  3. Click on the contact name to access their information.
  4. Down to the end.
  5. Tap report contact.

When you report a contact on WhatsApp, that person is removed from your list of contacts and is blocked also. So this person is not going to be able to send messagesin chats individual. Yes that will be possible in those groups where both of you are present, if this was the case. Reporting to the contact, the company receives in addition to the messages that you have exchanged with that person, to analyze the situation.

The contact that we have reported is not going to know in no time that we have done this. WhatsApp could delete your accountthough in reality, the chances that this will happen are pretty low, so it is likely that although what we report, not happen nothing and continue using the app.

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