How To Stop Whatsapp Spam

In light of its vast user base of over 2 billion people worldwide, WhatsApp has become a prime target for spammers and cybercriminals. It is crucial that we educate ourselves and utilize appropriate techniques to tackle this increasing problem. This blog post will lead you through easy methods to prevent spam on WhatsApp.

1. Recognize and Report Spam

The first step to stopping WhatsApp spam is to recognize it. Spam messages can often be identified by generic greetings, poor grammar, and requests for personal information or money. Also, messages forwarded multiple times (indicated by the ‘forwarded’ label) can often be spam.

Once you have identified a spam message, ensure you report it. On opening the chat, click on the name/number at the top, then scroll down and click on Report contact or Report group.

2. Block the Spammer

You can block the spammer directly from the chat. Click on the name/number at the top, then scroll down and click Block. Once blocked, you will no longer receive messages or calls from this number on WhatsApp.

3. Manage Your Privacy Settings

WhatsApp has privacy settings that can help limit spam. You can control who can see your profile photo, status, and last seen. You can also control who can add you to groups, which is a common spamming method.

To access these settings:
1. Go to 'Settings'
2. Click on 'Account'
3. Click on 'Privacy'
4. Adjust your settings as desired

4. Two-Step Verification

Two-step verification adds a layer of protection to your account, making it harder for spammers (and hackers) to gain access. With two-step verification, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by a six-digit PIN that you create.

To enable two-step verification:
1. Go to 'Settings'
2. Click on 'Account'
3. Click on 'Two-step verification'
4. Click on 'Enable'
5. Create a memorable six-digit PIN


By following these simple steps, you can significantly reduce the amount of spam you receive on WhatsApp. Always be vigilant and never share personal information with unknown contacts. Happy spam-free messaging!