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What should I do if I am being bullied or harassed on Wattpad?

If you are being bullied or harassed on Wattpad, you have the option to Mute a user.

To Mute a user, go to their profile and select the Mute button at the bottom of the right hand column. There is more information in How to Mute a User.

What does it mean to mute someone?

If you cannot view a user's profile or communicate with other users on their story comments, message boards, or inbox, it's because you are being "muted" by them.

Here is a list of actions that are disabled for users who are being muted:

  • Cannot view the profile of the user (Starting on versions 8.26 for Android and 8.22 for iOS)
  • Cannot leave message or comments for the other user
  • Cannot dedicate stories to the other user
  • Cannot follow or tag each other

Note: Muting is reciprocal, so these actions are disabled for the mute-initiator as well. Additionally, users can still see each other’s stories; vote, like, and share.

We hope this feature is used sparingly, and users choose to try and resolve any differences before resorting to muting each other. It should be the last option a user takes.

In what situations should you consider this mute feature?

  • Disputes where a civil resolution cannot be agreed upon
  • Users who are continuously being harassed/bullied
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