Soumya Prakash Pradhan

The messaging app WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is often in the news for its new features.

Recently, WhatsApp introduced a new feature that lets users block spam contacts directly from their lock screens.

This update is aimed at tackling the increasing problem of spam messages and giving users more control over their messaging experience.

Spam messages have long been a concern for messaging platforms like WhatsApp as these bombarded users with unwanted messages ranging from promotions to scams.

With this new feature, WhatsApp users can now identify and block spam messages without unlocking their devices or opening the app.

When a spam message notification appears on the lock screen, users can simply long-press on the notification to access several options, including the ability to block the sender instantly.

Furthermore, if you want to block a contact proactively, you can do so from the "Blocked contacts" section in WhatsApp settings.

Simply navigate to Settings > Privacy > Blocked contacts, then click on "Add" to search for or select the contact you wish to block.

This functionality adds an extra layer of privacy and security for WhatsApp users.