Instagram has become the most familiar social media platform worldwide, with one billion active users. It started as a photo-sharing platform, and now Instagram has evolved with attractive features like IGTV, Reels, stories, and other engaging features.
Most brands share the potential content on their Instagram account to get the attention of their target audiences. But publishing content should not violate the terms and conditions of Instagram.
Why Do Instagram Users Report Content?
Many creators and influencers post photos, reels, and videos to share with the audience and get real impressions on Instagram to become famous among millions of users. Remember, all that content should come under Instagram terms and conditions. If not, the algorithm punishes by blocking your account. The big task of Instagram users is to monitor millions of content posted worldwide. So Instagram added a “report” option to every post. If you feel that any content is against Instagram terms and conditions, you can use the report option to block the content.
Do not use the “Report” button for reasons such as business competition, or personal vengeance. Use it as a proper tool to eliminate unwanted or illegal content on Instagram.
How To Report A Post On Instagram?
There are some guidelines on the Instagram help center regarding the “Report” option, and it would help if you studied the guidelines before reporting a post on Instagram.
Follow the steps to “Report” a post on Instagram,
- Open your “Instagram” account on your phone.
- Select the post that you want to Report.
- At the top of the post, a three-dotted menu will appear.
- Click the Report option.
- Select the reasons for Reporting a particular post (spam, inappropriate).
- Then you’ve to select additional details for Reporting a post.
- And finally, a thanks message will appear on the screen.
After Reporting an Instagram post, it will take at least 24 hours for the Instagram team to review the Reported post. If the reported posts have breached the terms and conditions, then Instagram will remove the particular post or even ban the specific account.
Reasons To Report A Post On Instagram
The following reasons are mentioned in the “Instagram Help Center” to report a post on Instagram
- Nudity or sexual activity
- Hate speech or symbols
- Violence or dangerous organizations
- Bullying or harassment
- Selling illegal or regulated goods
- Intellectual property violations
- Suicide or self-injury
- Eating disorders
- Scams or fraud
- False Information
How To See Reported Posts On Instagram
Instagram has provided the option to see reported posts on Instagram. It is visible only to the person who reported the specific posts on Instagram and did not allow others to view the post.
Follow the steps below to see reported posts on Instagram
- Open the “Instagram” account on your phone.
- Click the icon to go to your profile.
- Click the icon and select the (settings icon).
- Click the “Help” option from the menu.
- Select “Support Requests” and click “Reports.”
You can see the Reports submitted on Instagram, including posts, videos, Reels, and Instagram profiles.
How To Un Report A Post On Instagram
There is no built-in feature or option to un-report a post on Instagram. Sometimes we report a post accidentally or mistakenly, but you cannot un-report that post immediately. The only option is to email the Instagram Support Team regarding the mistaken report.
Don’t worry; Instagram will not remove a post with one report action and will only remove a post or a profile if they receive multiple reports. To withdraw the report of Copyright Infringement and the Intellectual property, you need to email [email protected] The Instagram support team will review your mail and take the necessary actions.
Most Asked Questions
If I Report A Post On Instagram, Is It Anonymous?
Yes, it is anonymous when you report someone or a post on Instagram. The reported account user will not know who reported their post on Instagram, so it is safe to report a post on Instagram. But In the case of Copyright Infringement, the person or organization who reports the particular post will be visible to the reported account user.
What If I Accidentally Reported Someone On Instagram?
Like I said earlier, there is no option to undo a report on Instagram. You need to email the Instagram support team regarding the mistaken report. Remember that Instagram will take action against the post/account only if they receive multiple reports for that particular post/account.
The “Report” option on Instagram has benefited users to report posts/accounts if they fall under the reasons mentioned above. But there are high chances that users may mistakenly or accidentally report on some posts/accounts. Thus, Instagram needs to add a feature to n report posts on Instagram.