WhatsApp users beware; these messages can crash your app

WhatsApp users beware; these messages can crash your app

For instance, back in February, it was found that receiving a message with a single character from the Indian Telugu alphabet would crash multiple apps on iOS, including WhatsApp, as well as the iOS Springboard. When a WhatsApp user taps on part of either message, the hidden symbols expand, overwhelming WhatsApp and the Android OS.

The second bug is more straightforward and challenges users to test it. This had the potential of fooling users into tapping the dot, as the characters that overloaded WhatsApp with such intensity weren't visible on the screen anyway.

Additionally, this is not the first time that such a spam message has been floating in the platform.

Did you get such a forward message from your friends and family? The bug is reportedly affecting only Android smartphones and iOS users seem to be unaffected by the forward.

Another message spotted on Reddit which is similar to the first messages reads - "This is very Interesting! laughing emoji ..."

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Why it does this is due to the nature of the message; it contains symbols that WhatsApp doesn't yet recognise, and is therefore invisible to the user. It might even cause your phone's whole system to crash and you'll have to restart.

The tricky and awesome part is that how they have managed to hide all these characters and we only see the famous black circle and the message of do not touch here. The content of this message is " Who says that your smartphone cannot hang, along with, don't-touch-here' and also ' i can hand your Whatsapp for a while just touch below message". In some cases, it freezes the app. While there is nothing malicious behind this bug but has seemingly been created to plague you. However, it is still recommended to not click on them.

We don't know how much time will WhatsApp take to resolve this issue.

Avoiding such messages is recommended. It is advisable to not click on such buggy messages when received from unknown people. If you receive such messages, the best idea is to delete it.

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