WhatsApp is a fantastic messaging platform, but unfortunately, scammers have been trying to take advantage of it to deceive unsuspecting users. You might have noticed an influx of unwanted messages from unknown numbers and businesses, but fear not – we’ve got some tips to keep you safe!
Blocking Spam Messages on WhatsApp:
- Open the WhatsApp chat with the business or unknown number you want to block.
- Tap the “Block” button at the bottom of the chat to prevent them from contacting you again on WhatsApp.
- When asked for a reason, select “Spam” if the business contacted you without your consent. If it’s a fake business, choose “Report business” to forward the report and the last five messages to WhatsApp.
Reporting helps WhatsApp take action against violators of their Terms of Service. You can follow these steps on your desktop or web app too.
Mute Businesses on WhatsApp:
If you don’t want to block a business permanently, you can mute them temporarily:
- Open the chat with the business or unsaved contact.
- Tap the contact’s name or number at the top of the chat window.
- Select “Mute notifications” and choose the duration: 8 hours, 1 week, or always.
Protect Your Privacy:
Meta has introduced privacy-oriented features in WhatsApp, so make sure to take advantage of them:
- Set up two-factor authentication for your account.
- Enable end-to-end encryption for your backups.
Got Questions or Concerns?
If you have any privacy or security-related concerns, our Privacy Care Team is here for you! Available 24/7, we have assisted thousands of people and are ready to help you too. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any support.
Stay safe and enjoy your WhatsApp experience!
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team