Signal now lets you report and block spam messages

Signal has added an easy way for users to report and block spam straight from message request screens with a single mouse click.

Message requests were added to Signal last year, in August 2020, to allow new users to reach out to other Signal users even if they’re not in their address books and provide more contextual info to those on the receiving end.

Report and block spam in one click

While users were already able to block such requests and delete them, Signal has now changed the block dialog to include a “Report Spam and Block” option to report unwanted and unsolicited messages.

To squash out spam across the network, we added recourse for recipients if an unwanted inbound message appears. When you block a user from the message request screen, you can also report the message as spam, Signal said.

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