Report spam, abuse, or inappropriate content

You can report inappropriate posts, photos, videos, or profiles on Google+. We’ll take action on content that we find violates our User Content and Conduct Policy. For example, we might remove content or even ban users.

Important: If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact local law enforcement. It may be helpful to keep a record of the abuse to show them. You can create a record by taking a screenshot or printing the threatening material.

How to report spam, abuse, and offensive content

Report a post

Android app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the post you want to report.
  3. Touch the menu icon/button, then Report abuse.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Click the post you want to report.
  3. In the top right corner of the post, click the drop-down arrow , then Report this post.

Mobile browser

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Touch the post you want to report.
  3. In the top right corner, touch the action menu , then Report abuse > Report.

iPhone/iPad app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the post you want to report.
  3. In the top right corner of the post, touch the gear icon , then Report post.
Report a comment

Android app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the post with the comment you want to report.
  3. Touch the comment you want to report, then Report Comment.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Find the comment you want to report, then click the flag to the right of the comment.

Mobile browser

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Touch the post with the comment you want to report.
  3. Touch the comment that you want to report, then Report comment.

iPhone/iPad app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the comment you want to report.
  3. In the bottom right corner of the comment, touch the gear icon , then Report comment.
Report a photo or video

Android app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the photo/video you want to report.
  3. Touch the menu icon/button> Report abuse.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Click the photo/video you want to report.
  3. Click More > Report abuse.

Mobile browser

You can’t report a photo or video on mobile web just yet. Please use the Google+ app or a computer instead.

iPhone/iPad app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the photo/video you want to report.
  3. In the top right corner, touch the gear icon  > Report abuse.
Report a profile or page

Android app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the profile or page you want to report.
  3. Touch the menu icon/button> Report abuse.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Click the profile or page you want to report.
  3. Under the profile photo and summary, click the down arrow  > Report/block [name].

Mobile browser

You can’t report a profile or page on mobile web just yet. Please use the Google+ app or a computer instead.

iPhone/iPad app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the profile you want to report.
  3. In the upper right corner, touch the gear icon  > Report Profile or Report abuse (for pages).

Tip: We try to read every report, but because of the number of requests we get, we can’t get back in touch with you.

Report an event

Android app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the event you want to report.
  3. Touch the menu icon/button> Report abuse.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Click the event you want to report.
  3. In the top right corner of the "Details" box, click the down arrow > Report abuse.

Mobile browser

You can’t report an event on mobile web just yet. Please use the Google+ app or a computer instead.

iPhone/iPad app

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the event you want to report.
  3. In the top right corner, click the gear icon  > Report this event.
Report a video Hangout

If you think someone is violating our content and conduct policies during a public video Hangout, you can learn how to report them.

Report a copyright issue

If someone is posting content you created or own, you can consider filing a copyright complaint with Google.

Report a legal issue

If you notice content on Google+ that may violate a law, you can learn how to request the removal of Google content under applicable laws.

What to report to Google

Please let us know if you find anything that violates our User Content and Conduct Policy. Some examples:

Identity-related

  • Sharing other people’s confidential personal information
  • Using someone’s account without their permission
  • Impersonating someone or creating fake profiles

Offensive posts

  • Harassing or bullying someone
  • Hate speech against any group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity
  • Violent content

Illegal activity or pornography

  • Child sexual abuse imagery
  • Pornography
  • Posts that promote illegal activity or the sale of regulated goods and services (like alcohol and tobacco)

Tip: Please remember that something you think is offensive may not be spam or abuse according to our policies. Letting people express their opinions is important to us, so even comments that make you uncomfortable may not actually violate our policies.

If we don’t take down what you reported

If we don’t take down something you’d like removed, you can ask the person who posted the content to delete it. It doesn’t always work, but often it does. If you need help getting in touch with someone, you can learn about contacting people through Google+.

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