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3 Ways to Stop Spam Messages on Google Messages

Ever since Google made it mandatory for smartphone brands to use Google Phone and Messages apps, instead of their own services, we have been getting Google Dialer and Google Messages pre-loaded on almost every Android Phone. Google says this is to streamline the experience across Android, as Google Messages comes with powers of instant messaging, because of the modern SMS technology called RCS (Rich Communication Service) built-in. However, there’s a downside too, that is spam messages. Today I’ll be sharing a few ways to stop spam messages on Google Messages.

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Ways to Block Spam Messages on Google Messages

You must have seen such spam messages within the Google Messages app, on your Android phone. I have experienced them too, the worst part is such messages don’t require your SIM card to be active, yeah you read that right. Even if you removed your SIM card, still these spam messages won’t stop, unless you disconnect the internet of your phone. There are two solutions for this problem, let’s have a look at them.

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Block These Spam Messages

One easy way to deal with such spam messages is to block them. You can block such messages, by following these steps:

  • Launch Google Messages on your phone
  • Open the spam message
  • Tap on 3 dots at the top right
  • Click on Block and Report Spam

Disable Chat Features

The easy way can help you tackle a few spam messages, as you will get tired of blocking messages, but they won’t stop. In such a situation, you can go the hard way, and disable the chat features. This is take away features like Read Receipts, Typing Indicator, and more. But this can stop these spam messages once and for all, here’s how to disable chat features.

  • Launch Google Messages on your phone
  • Click on 3 dots at the top right
  • Go to settings > Click on Chat features > Disable the toggle for Chat features

Bonus Tip

If you don’t want to do any of the above two methods, then you can use some alternative messaging app, like Microsoft SMS Organizer, Signal, etc.

Wrapping Up

So this is how you can stop spam messages, on Google Messages. If you can use Google messages without RCS features, then these Spam messages can be blocked permanently, but this comes with the price of compromising the End to End Encryption. However, if you would like to enjoy the best encryption then Signal Messenger is a perfect choice. Stay tuned for more such tips and tricks.

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Gaurav Sharma

As an editor, Gaurav ensures the delivery of quality-rich, detailed, and accurate content tailored to the right audience. His three years of experience as a reviewer allow him to provide comprehensive evaluations of various consumer gadgets. On the video front, Gaurav serves as a video production manager for both long and short formats and anchors short videos at GadgetsToUse.