How to Report a Story

On Wattpad, writers express themselves through stories and are empowered to rate their works in accordance with the guidelines provided. For more information, please see a description of our current Content Guidelines and Rating System. In the event that you disagree with a story’s rating and/or believe that the content is in violation of Wattpad’s Content Guidelines, please report it for review.

I found an inappropriate story.

When submitting a report, please be as specific as possible. Tell us how the story has violated our content guidelines and include any necessary links or references to specific chapters and paragraphs.

On the web:

  1. Visit the description page for the story you wish to report.
  2. On the right-hand side of the page there is a box of information containing a link 'Report this story' along with the rights information of the story, and ranking information if the story is ranked. Press 'Report this story'.
  3. Select one of the five options to best describe the issue pertaining to the story. Continue to choose the appropriate options so as to best describe the issue you are reporting.
  4. If prompted, please provide a link to the content you are reporting. We require the link to assess the content ourselves against the issue you are raising.
  5. Press 'Submit'. The report will reach the Wattpad Support team, where it will be reviewed by a member of our team. We will follow up with you on the status of your report.

On the iOS app:

  1. Visit the info page of the story you wish to report.
  2. Press the flag icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select the reason for which you are reporting this story. Continue to provide more details for the report.
  4. Press 'Report' in the top right-hand corner. The report will reach the Wattpad Support team, where it will be reviewed by a member of our team. We will follow up with you on the status of your report.

On the Android app:

  1. Visit the info page of the story you wish to report.
  2. Press 'Report' in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select the reason for which you are reporting this story. Continue to provide more details for the report.
  4. Press 'Report' in the top right-hand corner. The report will reach the Wattpad Support team, where it will be reviewed by a member of our team. We will follow up with you on the status of your report.

What happens when I report a story?

All reported stories are reviewed and the appropriate actions are taken. This may include a change in rating or removal of the work. If a reported story is reviewed and does not violate Wattpad’s Content Guidelines or Terms of Service, it will not be removed.

Please also note that all reports of inappropriate stories are confidential and your identity will not be disclosed to the owner of the story.

My story was removed for banned or restricted content.

Stories removed due to banned or restricted content will not be restored. Before posting any works to Wattpad, we encourage you to review the Content Guidelines to make sure your work is appropriate for the community.

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