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Report a Photo or Video for a Violation of Your Privacy Rights on Instagram

This form is for people who want to report that their privacy rights may have been violated on Instagram. If you're writing in about something else, please return to our Help Center to find the appropriate help or contact form.



Reporting harassment or bullying on Instagram.


If an account is established with the intent of bullying or harassing another person or if a photo or comment is intended to bully or harass someone, please report it. You can also learn what to do if you think someone is pretending to be you or someone else on Instagram.


Once you've reported the abuse, consider blocking the person.


Report a violation


Be sure to read through Instagram's Community Guidelines and Terms.


After reviewing our guidelines, if you believe an account isn't following one or many of these, you should report abuse with our in-app reporting. This is the fastest way to get abusive posts or profiles reviewed.


If you're experiencing repeat or extensive abuse, if a hate account has been created using your likeness, or abuse persists after taking preventative measures, you can report the account to Instagram directly for review. Please provide all necessary information in your report; this will help your issue be resolved as quickly as possible.


  • Instagram only removes accounts and posts that aren't following our Guidelines and Terms. It's important to remember that Instagram doesn't mediate disputes between people who use our service.


Contact local law enforcement or legal representation


We'll investigate every report we receive. However, when an argument appears to have gone beyond the point of a personal conflict and may have turned into a credible threat, whether it be online or offline, you should contact your local authorities. They are in the best position to assess the threat and intervene or help as necessary.


If contacted by law enforcement directly, we can work with them and provide the necessary information for their investigation of your issue. You can point local law enforcement to our Information for Law Enforcement.


If you feel that your online dispute is legal in nature, please seek advice from a lawyer. Instagram can't offer any legal advice, and we can't provide information about people who use our service except as required by valid legal process.



How do I report something inappropriate when using Instagram on the web?


If you're using Instagram on the web (ex: on a computer or web browser) and you see something that isn't following our Community Guidelines, you can either report the account of the person who posted it or report the post.


  • To report someone's account, go to their profile and click next to their username. Select Report User. Then click the type of account you want to report and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • To report a post, click below the post. Then click Report inappropriate and follow the on-screen instructions.


Keep in mind that you can also report abuse while using the Instagram app.




Instagram has three direct links to report Abusive Behavior, Private Photos and Private Information, and even Blackmail attempts. Instagram also maintains a robust set of other reporting links for items such as Impersonation Accounts.


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