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Spam messages on WhatsApp: This is constantly bothering you when receive unknown messages containing links, advertisements or discounts offers in your smartphone and you are wondering who know your number!
Sometimes you have even considered changing your number, but it is the last thing you would like to do because it is a long-standing number you have been using for a long time and you have shared it with friends, acquaintances and colleagues. Well, this will only take a few minutes of your free time to learn how to remove spam from WhatsApp.
Report or Block a User
If you have an Android smartphone, launch the WhatsApp app using its icon on your home screen or in the drawer (the screen with the list of all apps installed on your device) and select the Chat tab. Now locate the conversation with the user who is bothering you and tap on it.
Within the conversation, tap on the ⋮ icon, located at the top right and select the “More options“ > “Click on Report“ from the menu that appears. After doing so, you will see a box asking if you to confirm that you want to report the user to WhatsApp.
Report issues to WhatsApp (for more information you can check it out from WhatsApp website : https://faq.whatsapp.com/21197244/
You can send reports to WhatsApp by contacting them from inside the app.
- On Android: Simply go to WhatsApp > tap (More options) > Settings > Help > Contact us.
- On iPhone: Simply go to WhatsApp > Settings > Help > Contact Us.
Please provide as much information as possible.
Important: If you feel that you or someone else is in emotional or physical danger, please contact your local law enforcement authorities. They're better able to help in these cases.
Alternatively, you can try by blocking directly to the user in your phone, you can block a user by using WhatsApp’s Block feature. To do this, open the conversation with the user who is bothering you and click on the ⋮ icon, located at the top right.
In your phone menu that appears, select the “More options“ > “Block“. You will be prompted to choose any two options:
1. Block, to block the user without reporting them or Report
2. Block, to block the user and also send a report to WhatsApp
You can also access user reporting and blocking options through the contact information tab. To do this, you need to access the conversation and click on the phone number or username at the top. On the tab that appears, scroll through the options to locate the Block and Report Contact options.
In addition to the above procedures, when you are first contacted by a user who is not in your contact list, you can block and report directly within the conversation.
To do this, after opening the chat, click the Report button, to block and report the user to WhatsApp or click the Block button, to block the user without reporting.
REPORT AND BLOCK A GROUP
If you are added to a group on WhatsApp without your knowledge and receive spam messages, you can block and report the group.
Although the easiest thing to do would be to leave the group, this is not an action that can guarantee that you won’t be added to a new one or to the same one later on.
In this regard, what I would recommend you do is to first block the group administrator. To do this, access the conversation of the group you’ve been added to and tap on his/her name, located at the top.
In the tab that appears, scroll down the screen to locate the list of participating users.
When you get there, locate the contact labeled as an Administrator and tap on it. You will see a screen for user interaction, so tap Messages (on Android) or Send Message (on iOS). In the desktop version or on WhatsApp Web, simply click on the user who is the group administrator to open the chat.
After performing these steps, you simply have to block or report the administrator so as not to be added to any group managed by them. What I would recommend is that you read the previous chapter where I explained how to block a user on the different devices on which you installed WhatsApp.
Now that you have blocked the group administrator, you can simply leave the group (a procedure I have explained to you in this guide) or report them to WhatsApp. This last action not only involves reporting the group but also being able to exit and delete the conversation.