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

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WhatsApp turned out to be the major platform for communication and here we have one more text bomb that has been shaking the world.

As you can see in the screenshots leaked, WhatsApp is now working on the Greeting Message feature, which sends a greeting message to a user either on their first message or after 14 days of inactivity. The repetition is too much to handle that the app and the phone crash.

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".

WhatsApp application is freezing but the black dot is not the actual culprit here, there is a small hidden trick in this message. The problem is not related to a WhatsApp bug but to the way Android handles the text. If the user isn't on WhatsApp, it will throw an error message instead. On clicking the black dot crashes the WhatsApp app.

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Lurking within this seemingly innocent text are tens of thousands of invisible "left-to-right" and "right-to-left" control characters that can derail your device, according to Neowin. At the moment, WhatsApp is working on the Greeting Message, which sends a greeting message to a customer.

But fortunately, it doesn't seem as though the WhatsApp bug will wipe your handset or require you to completely reboot the device. 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. This is not for the first time that we have come across such spam messages making round on WhatsApp.

To avoid the problem simply do not click on the message and delete it immediately. In order to experience the feature, WhatsApp users will need to update their app to version 2.18.138.

But the person who sent you a message could be a horrid hacker hellbent on ruining your day.