Report spam

When you report a conversation as spam, you can 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 that you want to report.
  3. Tap Block Block and then Report spam  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 and report spam and then Report spam and then OK.

Notes

  • The contact will be reported as spam and the message will be sent to your 'Archived' folder.
  • You can report spam without blocking the contact.

Report spam in a group message

When you report spam in a group message, the spammer is reported and the message is sent to your 'Archived' folder.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Messages app Messages Logo Round.
  2. Open the conversation that you want to report.
  3. Tap More Moreand then Group details and then Report spam.
  4. Tap Report spam.

Remove a spam report

You can remove spam reports after you submit them.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Messages app Messages Logo Round
  2. Tap More More and then Archived.
  3. Select a conversation.
  4. Tap Not spam.
    • If you've blocked the contact and want to unblock them, tap Unblock.

If you tap Unblock, the conversation will be removed from the 'Archived' folder.

Learn more about blocking or unblocking a number.

Learn about spam reports

If you report spam, Google will get a copy of up to 10 of the spammer's last messages so that 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 operator, 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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