There was a time when privacy was highly valued on social media. However, with time, the scope of these platforms grew exponentially, with more and more users creating public accounts and posting content that resonated with others. But as users grew open, the threat of security grew. Spammers and harassers found a safe passage online and contributed to cybercrime on social media.
In order to prevent innocent users from such crimes, the feature of Report was launched on all these platforms.
In this blog, we’re going to talk about the Report feature on Snapchat and answer all queries you might have regarding them. Let’s get started!
How Many Reports on Snapchat Can Delete An Account
Let’s answer your query right away. The truth is, there is no fixed number of reports that can lead to the deletion of a Snapchat account. This is because reports are not a strictly quantifiable concept on social media; the content of the report plays a bigger role.
For instance, if several reports were raised against an individual Snapchat user, but none of the content uploaded by them was found to be questionable, no action will be taken against them.
On the other hand, if a report was filed on solid ground and Snapchat discovers hard evidence of it upon inspection, their account will be suspended (or deleted) for that one single report only.
Reporting on Snapchat: How does it work?
Having answered your query, we’d like to talk about how reporting someone on Snapchat works. It can help you file reports more sensibly and get more effective results on the platform. Ready to get started?
How to send a report on Snapchat
First and foremost, we’ll guide you on how to send reports on Snapchat. Remember, there are two kinds of reports you can send on this platform: one for individual users, and the second for individual snaps.
Come, explore how both reports are sent with us:
Reporting a friend:
Step 1: Navigate Snapchat’s yellow icon with a white ghost drawn on it on your smartphone app grid. Upon finding this icon, give it a tap to launch the app on your device.
Step 2: As the app launches on your screen, you’ll come face-to-face with Snapchat camera, from where you click and share snaps with your friends.
If you look toward the top leftmost corner of your screen, you’ll see a tiny thumbnail of your bitmoji avatar. Give this thumbnail a tap.
Step 3: You’ll land on your profile next. Here, scroll down from your bitmoji avatar, past the My Stories section, to the Friends section.
There are two options here:
Tap on the second one to go to your friend list on Snapchat.
Step 4: On the next tab, with My Friends written on top, you’ll find the name of all your Snapchat contacts arranged alphabetically.
Now, you need to find the name of the person whom you want to report on this list. This can be done by either scrolling through the list manually or typing their name in the search bar provided on top.
Step 5: Either way, when you land on their name, give it a long-tap, and a floating menu will appear on your screen.
On top of this menu is their name, followed by quick-action icons of Snapping, texting, and calling them.
Below these, you’ll see several options listed one by one. The second option on this list is of Manage Friendship, with a right-facing arrow drawn next to it. Tap on this arrow.
Step 6: You’ll see another menu with four options displayed on it: the first three written in red letters, and the fourth one being black.
The second option here is of: Report. Select this option.
Step 7: You’ll land on the Report tab next, where you’ll be required to provide the details of why you want to report them. These are the options you need to choose from:
They’re posting inappropriate content
They’re a spammer
You can select the nature of your report according to the problem you’ve faced due to them. Having done that, you’ll be given a blank space to share your grievances in depth.
Type about why you’re reporting them here, and hit the blue Submit button when you’re done. Your report will be sent to the Snapchat Team right away!
Reporting a snap:
Now that we’ve walked you through the process of reporting a friend on Snapchat, let’s skip to reporting individual snaps.
In addition to reporting users, Snapchat also allows users to report any particular snap that someone sends them if they’re of violating in any sense. However, doing this is fairly straightforward; you won’t need a long guide for it.
All you need to do is long-press on the snap as it opens. A menu will appear, with the option of replying to the snap on top, followed by a red Report option. Tap on it, and you’ll need to follow the same instructions as the 7th step of the last guide mentioned afterward.
What kind of content should you report on Snapchat?
Now that you know how Snapchat reports are sent, let’s move ahead to talk about the kind of content against which you should send a report. Snapchat has strict policies against hate speech and threats, criminal activities, and bullying and harassment. So, any content that displays or suggests any of it will most likely be banned.
What happens after you send a report on Snapchat?
If you’ve ever been curious about the second step taken on Snapchat’s end after you file a report on the platform, here’s your answer:
All reports filed on Snapchat are received by the Trust & Safety Team on Snapchat. The members of this team review every report, and then inspect the snaps/messages in question on Snapchat’s servers to verify if it is valid.
If they find the snap/user guilty, an action is taken according to the severity of the guilt. The culprit might be looking at a temporary suspension or a permanent removal from the platform. The Snapchat Team can even reach out to law enforcement if they deem it necessary (although it happens in rare cases).
On the other hand, if they can’t find a legitimate cause for concern and your report turns out to be baseless, no action will be taken against the user.
Does Snapchat notify the user that you’ve reported them?
This is a question we see many Snapchatters struggle with, and for a good reason. Being reported isn’t always easy on a user, so it’s likely they might harbor a grudge against the one who lodged it if they knew them.
To sum it up
As we come to the end of our blog, we’d like to conclude with all that we’ve discussed above.
Our discussion began on the safety of content on social media platforms and measures taken to prevent users from violation. The report feature on these platforms was introduced to tackle this very problem and has been serving users well for years.
Then, we moved on to answer your query: how many reports does it take to delete a Snapchat account? Only to find that reporting doesn’t work with numbers but with the legitimacy of report’s content; all actions are taken following it.
Do you have more questions regarding Snapchat? Ask them in the comments below!