How to Block Group Text on Android Device

These days, almost everyone who owns an Android device is part of at least one group chat. It can be family, friends or co-workers. Group texting is great because you can track everyone without having to make one-to-one calls or send direct messages.

But let's face it. No one wants to receive a barrage of messages every two minutes. It can be annoying and disturbing. You could end up picking up your phone dozens or hundreds of times a day, which could make you less focused and less productive.

In this article, we are going to show you how to block a group chat on Android.

How to Block Specific Group Text on Android Phone

There's always that one person who constantly texts in every group chat, even when they don't have anything relevant or urgent to share.

They can send a ton of messages – all within hours – just to get everyone's attention. It can be confusing, especially when you're trying to focus on a task while keeping an ear out for important texts or calls.

Additionally, some group texts may have been written in vulgar/offensive language.

If you find yourself in one of these situations, you can block the sender individually. This means that you will not receive any messages they send, but you will continue to receive messages from all other group members.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Open the messaging app.
  2. Access the group chat.
  3. Tap the ellipsis (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner to open the group text settings page.
  4. Select “People and options”. At this point, you should see a list of all members of the text group.
  5. To block a specific member, tap on their name and select "block".
  6. Tap "Block" on the pop-up screen to confirm.

How to Block All Group Texts on Android Phone

If you don't want a message sent in the group chat to be forwarded to your device, you can block all users at once. To do this, you need to install the Text SMS app on your Android and use it as your default messaging app.

Here's how it works:

  1. Open the Google App Store on your device or click here.
  2. Download and install the Textra SMS app.
  3. After installation, the app will ask you to choose your default messaging app. Make sure to select "Textra SMS" in the pop-up window. Once the app is set as your default app, it will automatically sync your messages.
  4. Open the group text and tap the down arrow in the upper right corner of your screen.
  5. Tap the three little dots in the top right corner and select "Blocklist" from the pop-up submenu to block all incoming messages in the group text.

How to Block Group Text Spam on an Android

Text spam is a huge problem when using your Android phone. Many people find it so annoying that they want to block group text messages altogether.

Group text spam can take many forms. For example, it could be someone marketing a product you don't need, or sharing a series of links potentially infected with viruses and malware. You don't want these types of messages to fill the space between friends' conversations.

While you can't completely get rid of spam without changing your number, there are steps you can take to block these unwanted messages, so they don't interrupt your life.

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the messaging app.
  2. Go to the text of the group that interests you.
  3. Tap and hold a spam message and note the sender's phone number.
  4. Tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner to open the group text settings page.
  5. Select “People and options”.
  6. Scroll down the list to find the number you identified moments earlier. Once you find it, long press it, then select "block".
  7. Tap "Block" on the pop-up screen to confirm.

In some Android models, the block button is available when you tap on the sent spam message.

Don't let texts ruin your day

There are many ways to block group texts, but you need to be careful how you do it because you may end up losing valuable data in the process.

It is important to remember that there is always the option to turn off notifications for the whole group so as not to interrupt your life. You can then open the conversation and catch up later when you're less busy.

But if you no longer want to participate in the conversation, you can completely block the group chat. This way, no one in the chat will be able to contact you again unless they call or text directly.

What is your experience with group texting on Android? Do they get in the way of other important things in your life?

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