WhatsApp's new update will let you chat without opening the app

08 May, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Becky Perry
  • HIGH ALERT WhatsApp users! Beware of spam message 'Don't Touch Here'

Curiously, Android is able to display the message without problems but the crash is caused by the engine that handles the selection of text.

As spotted by the tipster, WhatsApp is working on enabling the "Greeting Message" feature that sends an automatic message to new customers, or after 14 days of no activity with a customised message. Fresh leaks hint that work on the WhatsApp iOS Business app has finally begun. One message is a simple text in quotations that reads "This is very interesting", with the "laughing so much I'm crying" emoji. The symbols are hidden between the quotation mark and the emoji.

As these buggy messages just crash the WhatsApp, there nothing malicious about the prank. The fact is that there are hundreds (around two thousand, actually) of invisible characters in the message that end up causing Android's text rendering engine to go haywire and ultimately crash, particularly on older devices. 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. Previously, it was reported that sending string of Telugu characters could easily crash iMessage wherein the company immediately fixed the bug in the next iOS update. In some cases, it freezes the app. Here is the secret behind the seemingly innocent message. However, this becomes hard because when you don't want to click on the message notifications that have piled up and accidentally open the wrong chat.

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On the most modern and powerful smartphones the bug simply blocks WhatsApp (or the application in which you received that message) and you just have to wait for it to close by itself or close it manually.

Avoiding such messages is recommended.

The uplifting news is you don't have a considerable measure to stress over, regardless of whether a friend who loves jokes gets you out with one of these messages, you only need to reset your telephone to bring it back.

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