Twitter wants to have a space where all people are at will to express themselves freely. If abusive behavior occurs for one or two reasons, Twitter tries to make it seamless for people to report it immediately. So, if you want to know how to report a Twitter account, you should continue reading this post.
How to report a Twitter Account?
If you find an abusive account, it is now easier to report it to Twitter. Here is a step-by-step guide:
#1. Visit the abuser’s account profile & tap or click the overflow (…).
#2. Choose “Report”
#3. Choose “They’re Being Abusive Or Harmful.”
#4. Then, Twitter will seek more information about the particular issue you’re reporting. You may be asked to choose the Tweets from the abuser’s account to enable Twitter to understand the abuse and evaluate well before getting a report.
#5. Next, Twitter themselves will attach the text of the Tweets that you reported in their follow-up emails, and even a notification will be sent to you. However, if you don’t want to get this information, you are free to uncheck the box close to “Updates about this report can show these Tweets.”
#6. After submitting your report, Twitter will offer you recommendations for more actions you may take to improve your Twitter experience.
Remember: You can also report a Twitter account that has blocked you or you’ve blocked. You need to visit the aggressor’s account profile and tap or click the overflow icon (…), then choose “Report.”
What happens when you report a Twitter account?
After you’ve reported a Twitter account, you probably want to know what happens after that – or what other people may call it behind the scene after reporting a Twitter account. But before that, it is important to know that the steps taken after the account are reported to vary from one account to the other, depending on the reported content.
As you may know, Twitter will wish to respond immediately to resolve or answer your concern. And to make this work effectively, Twitter ensures that all its undertakings are done transparently.
Also, Twitter has taken a huge step in ensuring that they monitor Tweets to catch abuse before people can even start to report the issue. But, before they can decide, they usually do a thorough investigation of the issue.
In case Twitter finds out that their policy was breached after a report was filed, the perpetrator will have their account in a read-only mode for some time before they can be brought on board again. Besides, their account may be suspended if their abuse was investigated, and it has been proven that it violated the company’s policy.
And that is not the end; Twitter has gone ahead in enabling the Twitter space to be safe and accountable by making updates that deal with hate speech. And now, Twitter will eliminate any language that tries to degrade religious groups.
Are Twitter reports anonymous?
Of course, Yes. No one can know that you reported them -however, they’ll know that some of their Tweets were under investigation, even if no action has been taken.
How to report a Tweet or a Twitter DM
As mentioned earlier, you can report a message or an abusive tweet.
To report a Tweet:
#1. Move to the Tweet that you want to report either through twitter.com or directly using your android app or iOS.
#2. Next, tap or click the overflow icon (…)
#3. Choose “Report.”
#4. Choose, “It is abusive or harmful.”
#5. Next, Twitter will seek to get more information about the Tweet you’re reporting about.
#6. Next, Twitter themselves will attach the text of the Tweets that you reported in their follow-up emails, and even a notification will be sent to you. However, if you don’t want to get this information, you are free to uncheck the box close to “Updates about this report can show these Tweets.”
#7. After submitting your report, Twitter will offer you recommendations for more actions you may take to improve your Twitter experience.
To report a Twitter DM:
#1. Tap into the DM conversation and get the message that you’d want to report (if you wish to report the whole conversation, you may want to tap the more icon (…))
#2. Move over the message and tap the report message icon after it appears.
#3. Besides, you can also tap on the icon that offers more information and choose “Report @Username.”
#4. If you choose “It’s abusive or harmful,” Twitter will ask for more information regarding your reporting issue.
#5. After you have sent your report, we will offer recommendations for additional actions that you may wish to take to boost your Twitter experience.
Can’t report someone on Twitter
Are you facing difficulty in reporting a Twitter account on Twitter? Needless to worry, you can still report the user without any issue. This will be for people that the above options haven’t worked.
First of all, if you can’t report someone on Twitter, you can decide to block them, mute their Tweets, filter notifications, or safe search. You can also escalate your issue by emailing the Twitter support team to ascertain the problems as to why you can’t block someone on Twitter.