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New WhatsApp text bomb crashing Android, iPhones

New WhatsApp text bomb crashing Android, iPhones

It is also said to leave an impact on the whole system of the smartphone. It is specially crafted because it is created to lure users into tapping a portion of the text so the hidden symbols are expanded, which then overloads the app and even the entire operating system of the smartphone. At present, WhatsApp has yet to acknowledge the bug but it goes without saying that an update should be forthcoming to address the issue, if not already released.

The text messages sent to WhatsApp have hidden symbols between spaces.

By looking at the messages for the first time it will look like any other normal message and not a spam. Such threatening messages are not limited to the Android platform though, iMessage on iOS has also encountered texts that sent the app crashing.




Even though this bug is a new and it hasn't been going around for that long, the Android and iOS WhatsApp community is outraged. According to the user, a message that says, "This is very interesting!" along with a face with tears of joy emoji is causing the WhatsApp app to crash. In fact, the message might even work on other messaging apps.

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". If the user isn't on WhatsApp, it will throw an error message instead. In some cases, it freezes the app. The modus operandi appears to be pretty simple, with the prankster just having to forward a simple message. However, it is still recommended to not click on them.

So, we all know that there is back circle on Whatsapp that has been circulating in different WhatsApp group and personal messages and you must be wondering what is it. Until WhatsApp takes care of this matter, which should take a few days at most, your best bet is to take that social media holiday you've been thinking about.


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