How do I report a post or profile on Instagram?
If you have an Instagram account, you can report a profile or content on Instagram that doesn't follow our Community Guidelines.
Currently, you can report a post for any of the following reasons:
  • Spam
  • Nudity or sexual activity
  • Hate speech or symbols
  • Racist language or activity
  • Violence or dangerous organizations
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Selling illegal or regulated goods
  • Intellectual property violations
  • Suicide or self-injury
You can also report a profile for posting content it shouldn't be, pretending to be someone else, or for being a child under the age of 13. Learn how to report a comment or how to report a message.
Keep in mind that your report is anonymous, except if you’re reporting an intellectual property infringement. The account you reported won’t see who reported them.
There are multiple ways to report something or someone on the Instagram app for Android and iPhone:
Report a post through Feed
  1. Tap ig-three-dots (iPhone) orig-three-dots(Android) above the post.
  2. Tap Report.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Report someone through Direct
To restrict someone through Direct:
  1. Tap direct or messenger in the top right of Feed.
  2. Tap the chat with the person you want to report.
  3. Tap the person's name at the top of your chat.
  4. Tap Report, then follow the on-screen instructions.
Report someone through their profile
  1. Tap their username from their Feed or story post, or tap and search their username to go to their profile.
  2. Tap ig-three-dots (iPhone) orig-three-dots(Android) in the top right of the profile.
  3. Tap Report.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
There are also multiple ways to report something or someone on Instagram.com from a computer or mobile browser:
Report a post through Feed
  1. Click or tap ig-three-dots in the top right of the post.
  2. Select Report and follow the on-screen instructions.
Report someone through their profile
  1. Click or tap their username from their Feed or story post, or click or tap and search their username to go to their profile.
  2. Click or tap ig-three-dots next to their username.
  3. Select Report User, then select the type of account you want to report and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you don't have an Instagram account, you can report abuse, spam or anything else that doesn't follow our Community Guidelines using this form.
After you report something on Instagram, you may be able to check the status of your report. Learn more about what you can do if you don't agree with Instagram's decision about content you reported.
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