WhatsApp has been allowing you to block people for as long as you can remember, but now it allows you to report them as spam too. First spotted by AndroidPolice, WhatsApp now lets you report spam any new unwanted user simultaneously in addition to blocking. Also Read - iPhone 11 selling with more than Rs 8,000 discount in India, but for a limited periodAlso Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know
The report states that this new feature was added somewhere between version 2.12.12 and 2.12.30. The new update for iOS already has this feature. The old interface let you manually only block unwanted users. If the user was blocked by many, then they would be temporarily or permanently banned from the service. Also Read - Apple adds UPI, RuPay, net banking on App Store: How to add new payment methods
Now, you can report spam and block users in just one step. The old option to ‘Block’ or ‘Add’ someone used to appear on top, but it has now disappeared. You can still choose to manually only block from the More option if you want to.
WhatsApp recently also rolled out voice calling for iPhone users. It is still not clear how the activation will begin for iPhone users, but we expect it to work in a similar phased manner like Android. WhatsApp even celebrated crossing the 800 million active users milestone just a few days ago, having added 100 million in just three months.