How to Delete Fake Reviews on Untappd Quickly
Have you ever had a beer or beverage that was so good you just had to share it with others? Since 2010, Untappd has offered beer enthusiasts an easy way to 'check-in' where they're at, post what they're drinking, and rate their experience for others.
So, why would you need to know how to delete an Untappd fake review? Because fake or fraudulent reviews on Untappd are more common than you think.
Robots automating fake reviews have been a problem for decades, and one that won't likely go away any time soon. The best you can do is report it and hope the site will delete it. You can do it yourself, but a better option would be to use DoNotPay.
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Can I Delete an Untappd Review by Myself?
Yes and no. According to the help section of Untappd, reviews (termed 'check-ins' on the app/site) can only be removed if:
- It violates Untappd community guidelines.
- The beer in the review violates copyright laws.
- The type of beverage is not a supported drink in the company's Beverage Guidelines.
However, there are more rare cases where the check-in may be deleted due to robot ratings (i.e., fake) or ratings categorized as 'retaliatory.' In this case, the check-in can be deleted because it is hurtful, takes a political or social stance, or references an experience with an establishment without any recognition of a specific beer or beverage.
Reasons Why You May Want to Delete an Untappd Review
There are several reasons why you may want to delete an Untappd review from the app/site. For starters, the app has hit over $25 million check-ins, with millions of users sharing their favorite beers and beverages with each other. On the other hand, they're also sharing their least favorites, which can sway the way beer enthusiasts perceive your product.
The two most popular reasons to delete a check-in include:
|Negative reviews||When a negative review about your beverage makes it on the app, it cannot be deleted simply because it is a bad review. However, you can respond to it with apologies, suggestions, etc. This will look good for you, showing how much you care about your customers.|
|Fake reviews||When fake check-ins surface — i.e., automatic robot ratings — Untappd is open to deleting the review to keep the ratings authentic and fair.|
How to Flag or Report a Fake Untappd Review
Untappd is slightly different from most sites that offer reviews on certain products and services. The app is designed to allow beer and beverage drinkers to connect with each other, rating their favorites and least favorites.
For this reason, flagging or reporting a review on Untappd isn't simple at all. In fact, there isn't a way to do it on the check-in per se. You can only share the post to Twitter or Facebook by clicking on the three horizontal dots, adding a comment to the review, or toast the reviewer.
To contact Untappd about the potentially fake check-in, you can use one or more of the following:
- Phone — (910) 292-4336
- Email — email@example.com
- Website — submit a request to Untappd support by filling out the form and explaining why a certain post should be deleted in the' description.'
How to Delete Untappd Fake Reviews with DoNotPay
When the going gets tough, and you realize it takes too much to request every fake review on Untappd be deleted, allow DoNotPay to take over for you.
With DoNotPay, you can send multiple requests for fake reviews to be deleted without the extra effort on your part. Even better, you can get fake reviews deleted from several sites in a matter of minutes with DoNotPay.
Just follow these four steps:
- Select which platform the review was posted on.
- Enter the url to the review and upload a photo to help us identify it.
- Indicate why you want to report the review and also provide a detailed description.
- And that's it! We'll report the review so that it gets investigated by the platform and taken down once they determine it's inappropriate.
Measures to Take if Untappd Doesn’t Delete the Fake Review
There may be some cases where Untappd finds a review to be real, although you're certain it's not. If this is the case, you may want to consider replying to the check-in to clarify for other users. In the meantime, you can also email customer support directly to ask if they would reconsider deleting the fake Untappd review.
On the other hand, f the review is deemed real and particularly slanderous, this may be a good time to consider more serious options. DoNotPay could also assist you with suing for defamation of character in cases where the check-in includes horrible comments that are not true.
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