If someone on Facebook is bothering you, can report and block them. The option is pretty easy to find and blocking makes it so that they cannot message you on Facebook Messenger. In most cases, blocking someone takes care of the problem however if you’re receiving troubling messages, it’s better to report them. When you report messages on Facebook Messenger, the profile sending them may be investigated or flagged. If others continue to report it, it may eventually be deactivated and prevent harm to others. Here’s how you can report messages on Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Messenger Web
Visit Facebook Messenger for web, and select the conversation thread that you want to report. Click the little cog wheel icon under the person’s name in the column on the right. From the menu that opens, select ‘Report Spam or Abuse’.
Facebook Messenger will give you a list of problems that you might want to report about the conversation which includes spam links, sexually explicit content, threats aimed at you or at themselves or a family member.
Select an option and click Continue. You will always have the option to block someone on Messenger regardless which option you choose.
Facebook Messenger Apps
Open the Facebook Messenger app on your iPhone or Android phone. Tap the conversation thread you want to report. Tap the person’s name at the very top to go to their details screen. On the Contact details screen, scroll down and tap the Something’s Wrong option. This will take you to a new screen where you can select what you want to report the conversation for.
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The Facebook Messenger apps give you more options when it comes to reporting a message including one for unauthorized sales, and an open-ended option.
Reporting a message or profile for the messages that it is sending will not result in an immediate ban. When users report content on Facebook, the company normally reviews it and the review can take a few hours and sometimes a couple of days. The same holds true for messages.
Facebook will investigate the profile but it may not necessarily suspend it unless the issue reported is both serious in nature, and the profile is persistently sending the message. That said, there is probably a limit to how many times a profile can be reported for inappropriate messages before the ax falls.
We should caution you not to abuse this feature. It’s a community tool to manage the experience all users have with Facebook Messenger so use it only when there’s a genuine need and not to settle petty fights.