Be careful when you receive this message.
A text message going around on WhatsApp is causing the app itself to crash or worse, the entire smartphone. The bug seems to affect mostly Android smartphones, and iPhones are safe at the moment.
The messages have hidden symbols that look like spaces and when a user accidentally taps on any of those messages, the app or the smartphone will instantly crash. This is in relation to some of the hidden symbols that are needed to be converted into readable text by the smartphone. Since it is mostly incompatible, it will keep converting the symbol over and over until it crashes.
If you receive a similar message, it’s best that you immediately delete it – unless you want your smartphone randomly restarting. WhatsApp hasn’t addressed the problem, so it’s best to stay away from it until they sort out the issue.
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