WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by Meta, has introduced a new feature that enables users to block spam messages directly from their lock screens. This update is designed to address the growing issue of spam messages and empower users to have more control over their messaging interactions. Spam messages have been a persistent challenge for platforms like WhatsApp, inundating users with unwanted content, including promotional offers and scams. By enabling users to block spam right from their lock screens, WhatsApp seeks to bolster user privacy and security while facilitating a smoother messaging experience.

The latest update on WhatsApp allows users to swiftly identify and block spam messages directly from their lock screens, eliminating the need to unlock their devices or delve into the app. Upon receiving a spam message notification, users can simply long-press on the notification to reveal a set of options, including the ability to instantly block the sender. Additionally, WhatsApp prompts users with a secondary option to report the contact for further action.

WhatsApp now lets you block spam right from your lock screen

WhatsApp already includes a cautionary note beneath the contact details of any unfamiliar number from which you receive a message. This note is accompanied by options to add the contact, block it, or report and block it. Additionally, users can proactively block a contact by accessing the "More Options" section on the Home page, proceeding to Settings > Privacy > Blocked contacts > Add, and then searching for or selecting the contact they wish to block.