Report spam

When you report a conversation as spam, you also block the sender and archive the message.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Messages app Messages Logo Round.
  2. Touch and hold the conversation you want to report.
  3. Tap Block Block and then OK.

You can also open the conversation to report it as spam. From the conversation, tap More More and then Details and then Block & report spam and then OK.

Once you submit a spam report, you won’t be able to change it. But you can unblock a person.

Learn about spam reports

If you report spam, Google will get a copy of up to 10 of the spammer's last messages so we can improve spam detection for you. Your past replies to the spammer are not sent to Google. Your name and phone number are not linked to the spammer’s messages. The spammer won't see or know about your report.

Your spam report might create a separate “Spam reporting” conversation that sends a copy of the spammer’s number and most recent SMS message to your mobile carrier, which might have an additional cost. These conversations may be archived automatically. Learn how to view your archived messages.

It’s always optional to send spam reports to Google. You can also block a phone number without reporting spam. Learn more about spam protection, and blocking or unblocking a number

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