NEW DELHI, May 6, 2018: A new forward message is now making the rounds on WhatsApp causing the messenger app to jam when the recipient taps on the message box. Several users are facing issues with the functioning of their Whatsapp messenger after tapping on the message, usually forwarded by friends who want a quick laugh.
There is a set of either two messages or perhaps a single message with a line break that contains a line saying “If you touch the black point the your whatsapp will hang” – followed by a second line with some unnecessary space in the start of message and a line that reads – “t-touch-here”. There are also some emojis of a finger pointing downwards in the first line before the word “black” and a black circle next to the emoji of a finger pointing left in the second line.
The moment you tap on the message, or the black point just to conform with the directions given in the first line (out of curiosity), your WhatsApp “hangs” leaving you incapable of scrolling up and down. The message that is being forwarded contains some unknown special character that upon being tapped impedes the operations of WhatsApp. The source of this message is not known as of now.
However, there is no cause for concern as the bug was merely invented to vex users. It is advised that if you are aware of the repercussions of tapping on the WhatsApp message, you should not deliberately “touch” any part of the message.
TNT News with inputs from Financial Express
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