WhatsApp to Simplify Blocking Annoying Spam Calls

Oh, the hustle of getting to a business meeting. You’re on your way, and bam! A spam WhatsApp call hits you. You know the drill: fish out your phone, unlock it, dive into the app, and block the number. Annoying, right? But, hey, WhatsApp’s got your back now. They’re rolling out a feature that lets you block spam numbers straight from your lock screen. This update follows another cool feature that allows folks to reply to Community Announcement messages.

Spam calls? Super irritating. Having to unlock your phone and navigate through WhatsApp to block these pests? Even more so. Despite WhatsApp’s efforts to keep spam at bay, some calls sneak through, messing up your day. Everyone’s been craving a faster way to dismiss these nuisances and block their numbers for good.


And guess what? WhatsApp heard us loud and clear.

Now, zapping those pesky numbers is a breeze. No need to unlock your phone or anything. WhatsApp showcased this new trick in a snazzy video, complete with a slick animation.

Here’s the lowdown: you get a call from a number you don’t recognize, and a notification pops up. Just pull down on that notification, and voila, there’s a “Reply” and a “Block” button right there.

Hit the “Block” button, and another window pops up. This one gives you the option to report the caller. Fancy taking it a step further? Tick the checkbox, and WhatsApp will peek at the last five messages the number sent. This helps them figure out what the sender’s been up to.

As for getting this feature, it’s rolling out as we speak. It might already be on your device. If not, don’t sweat it. Check if your app’s up to date. Sometimes, updates play hard to get, depending on where you are. If you’re still waiting, give it a few days. Patience is a virtue, after all.

Craig Diaz
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