Communication over smartphones has become the go-to solution when it comes to sharing ideas, expressing feelings, or even collaborating on projects. Thanks to the plethora of apps in the market that specialize in communication, face to face meetings are becoming less common, especially in the corporate setup.
However, if there is a miscommunication or if you are experiencing a level of harassment or bullying through some contacts, the best way to shut them out is to block them.
When you block a contact on your Android device, he/she will no longer be able to send you messages, multimedia messages, or even place calls to your number. Attempting any of these things will result in a failure message. However, they will still be able to contact you on other platforms, so if you want complete privacy, the best option is to block the particular contact on all platforms.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to block text messages on Android.
Step 1. Open the Messaging app on your Android device.
Step 2. Locate the conversation you were having with the contact you want to block.
Step 3. Tap on the conversation to open it.
Step 4. Tap on the ‘Three Dot‘ icon on the top right-hand side of the chat window.
Step 5. Tap on the ‘People and Options‘ tab from the drop-down menu.
Step 6. Tap on the ‘Block and Report‘ option.
Step 7. Tap on the ‘OK‘ option from the confirmation window.
The contact will now be blocked from sending you any messages. Please ensure that you have a good enough reason to block the contact before you go ahead with this process.