How to blacklist and block unwanted text messages in Google Messenger


Ever felt the need to block certain text messages and preventing them from marring your SMS inbox? Chances are that you've searched for this feature at least once.Google is certainly aware of this, as its relatively new messaging app, Messenger, allows you to easily blacklist messages from certain numbers. 

Note that this won't prevent the messages from being received - they still find their way to your inbox, but you won't be notified that you've received a message from the blacklisted number. Of course, you can do this in a host of other messaging apps, as well as the different manufacturers' baked-in solutions - however, we'll talk about these some other time. 

Now, let's avert our eyes to Google Messenger. Here's how to do block the texts from a given number if you're using the app.

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5 Comments

1. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

This only works if you create a contact for the person. So if some random number keeps sending you messages, you need to make them important by creating a contact for them and then you can block them. Another way this doesn't work is if the number comes from an odd number or email that you can't block at all. Pointless.

2. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Wow how rude of you blocking Harrison Ford!

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

He's the effing Hans Solo man! Don't block Hans Solo or Chewy will kill you!

4. nerdyking

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

Uh ow, Han Solo you should not block !! for you no Espisode VII Star Wars!!

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can just block numbers and texts on my iPhone since it's built into the os. Why Google doesn't offer this on Android instead of useless stuff like material design is beyond me.

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