This message is freezing WhatsApp across the world

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A set of buggy messages are making rounds on WhatsApp these days. WhatsApp turned out to be the major platform for communication and here we have one more text bomb that has been shaking the world. These spam messages are not only crashing Whatsapp but also the smartphone.

A couple of texts can crash the WhatsApp, the messaging app, but not only the app also the entire Android device. When a user taps on message, the hidden symbols expand, that causes the app or the phone to go down.

Fear not; the bug itself is harmless, and reports state that there is nothing malicious embedded within the message.

These WhatsApp message bombs are fairly common, but it's unusual for them to be potent enough to crash both Android and iOS.

This isn't the first time this kind of message bugs have emerged. However, there's no timeline on when WhatsApp is planning to release the application, but the company is said to be working so hard in implementing all the features available in the Android version in iOS version. So if you receive a message saying "This is very interesting!" with a crying laughing emoji, then you'll probably have to restart your device. The message although looks like a plain text, includes hidden symbols between the emoji and a quotation mark at the end of the sentence.

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You might start to feel pretty popular whenever your Whatsapp starts to bling this bank holiday. The stated sentence is followed by the second line with a "black dot" and the words "t-touch-here" are written next to the dot.

Neowin has learned the message could cause the WhatsApp app to lock up or crash back to the launcher and even take down the whole mobile operating system. In some cases, it freezes the app.

Two types of these forwards have been identified.

It is best to avoid such messages and delete it from your beloved smartphones. It is advisable to not click on such buggy messages when received from unknown people.

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