Last updated on April 21, 2023


Snapchat is recognized as an American multimedia instant messaging app and service developed by Snap Inc. This app can be downloaded for any device to hang out with your friends and provides features like chat, snap and video call your friends from wherever you are. The content shares can be edited with filters, effects, text captions, and drawings.

Like in most of the apps, reporting options are available in this against harassment, bullying, blackmail or other safety concerns.

How to report abuse on Snapchat

Report a Snapchat account

To report someone’s Snapchat account,

  1. Go to the ‘My Friends’ in the app and click on the Snapchatter’s name or tap ‘Manage Friendship’
  2. Tap the ‘⋮’ icon in top right corner
  3. Press ‘Report
  4. Select the reason to report
  5. Submit the report and block the person

Report a Snap or Story on Snapchat

To report a Snap or Story you see on Snapchat,

Press and hold on it and ‘Report Snap

You can report the following different types of content on Snapchat by pressing and holding this way.

  • Direct Snaps
  • My Stories
  • Shared Stories
  • Public User Stories
  • Snaps on the Snap Map
  • Snaps on Spotlight

Report a Public profile

  1. Go to the Public Profile that you want to report
  2. Tap    at the top
  1. Tap ‘Report
  2. Select the reason you’re reporting the Public Profile, then tap ‘Submit


Report or Hide Content in stories

To proceed with reporting content in Stories, press and hold on the tile and tap ‘Report Tile‘.

If you just don’t like that kind of content, you can instead tap ‘Hide from Discover‘ to see fewer Stories like that in Stories.

Report Lenses

You can report Lenses that were created by Snapchatters.

  1. Pull up the Lens in the Lens carousel and tap ⓘ above the Lens
  2. Then tap ‘Report’