Google Messages: 4 Ways to Block Annoying Ads

It explains how to block and disable ads in Google Messages and Samsung Messages, the default messaging apps for most Android phones.

The ads are sent by businesses using RCS messages, a new text messaging protocol that enables user-friendly features like read receipts, typing indicators, and end-to-end encryption.

It suggests two methods to block the ads: blocking the contacts and conversations manually, or disabling RCS features altogether.

Blocking the contacts and conversations can be done by tapping the three-dot menu in the conversation or the contact info, and selecting "Block & Report Spam".

Disabling RCS features can be done by going to Settings >Chat features and toggling off the "Enable chat features" option in Google Messages.