Beware! This new WhatsApp bug can crash your Android phones

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WhatsApp is the biggest messaging platform with over 1.5 billion users globally.

"In both cases, the message includes special characters that don't display visibly but are used to change text behavior". When a WhatsApp user taps on part of either message, the hidden symbols expand, overwhelming WhatsApp and the Android OS.

One such message forward on WhatsApp reads - "If you touch the black point then your whatsapp will hang", followed by the second line with a "black dot" and the words "t-touch-here". After making the lives of its users easier by launching the WhatsApp Payments feature and letting you not only make video calls but group video calls, the instant messaging service is taking things a step further by letting you open certain chats you wish to get back to without making you open the app itself.

However, there is no cause for concern as the bug was merely invented to vex users.

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Additionally, this is not the first time that such a spam message has been floating in the platform. It is only after you tap on the message that your WhatsApp app may crash or freeze.

The first bug is hidden in a message which reads, "This is very interesting (emoji)..." However, the apparent prank message doesn't seem to be anything to worry about, according to a number of recent reports.

As you can see in the screenshots leaked, WhatsApp is now working on the Greeting Message feature, which sends a greeting message to a user either on their first message or after 14 days of inactivity. Initially, this message just looks like any other message but potentially it is capable to affect your smartphone. These messages contain some sort of text such as a clickbait title that's created to make people click on it.

The text messages sent to WhatsApp have hidden symbols between spaces. If you receive such messages, the best idea is to delete it.

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