Twitter strives to provide an environment where people can feel free to express themselves. If abusive behavior happens, we want to make it easy for people to report it to us. Multiple Tweets can be included in the same report, helping us gain better context, while investigating the issues to get them resolved faster.

Note : You can report an account that you have blocked or that has blocked you. Go to that account’s profile and click or tap the gear icon, or tap the overflow icon and then select Report .

You can report Tweets, profiles, or Direct Messages directly to us (see above). Twitter may take action on the threatening Tweet, Direct Message, and/or the responsible account.

However, if someone has Tweeted or messaged a violent threat that you feel is credible or you fear for your own or someone else’s physical safety, you may want to contact your local law enforcement agency. They can accurately assess the validity of the threat, investigate the source of the threat, and respond to concerns about physical safety. If contacted by law enforcement directly, we can work with them and provide the necessary information for their investigation of the threat. For Tweet reports only: You can get your own copy of your report of a violent threat to share with law enforcement by clicking Email report on the We have received your report screen.

After you submit a report, you will see a confirmation message from us alerting you that we received your report (it may take up to 24 hours before you see a message). We will review the reported account and/or Tweet(s), and/or Direct Message(s). If we determine that the account, and/or Tweet(s), and/or Direct Message(s) are in violation of our policies, we will take action (ranging from a warning to permanently suspending the account). You will receive a follow up from us if we need more information from you, or when we take action on the reported account, and/or Tweet(s), and/or Direct Message(s).

Note : Additionally, you will receive an in-product notification if an action is taken on an account that you recently reported. This action may or may not be related to your report.