Attention, this WhatsApp 'black dot' message crashes android phones

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Another process is to delete the particular message remotely by using another iCloud synced device. So let's dive in to see some more details on the bug and how you can fix it if you have been affected by it.

The main problem is that there are a lot characters within the message and the processor inside the iPhone or iPad is not able to deal with it and as a result it crashes the iMessage app.

It's being called the Black Dot bug because a similar unicode bug was recently being spread among WhatsApp users that had the emojis of a black dot and a pointing finger along with a warning not to touch the black dot. The message, in fact, contained a hidden Telugu script comprised of Unicode characters that made the CPU go out of control, ultimately hanging the app and even the device, sometimes.

This latest bug involves sending a text string containing the black dot emoji to the victim (don't do it, don't be that person).

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The sender follows a series of instructions that send two pre-loaded messages, one containing the unicode characters, to another user's phone.

Then, just hit the Edit button and delete the message with the bug. A similar unicode message is now being sent on Apple's own iMessage app.

YouTube user "EverythingApplePro" seems to have created the "text bug", which works in iOS 10, 11.2, 11.3 and beta versions of 11.4.

And by wiping out your account you wipe from existence not just your account info and profile photo but your contribution to WhatsApp groups and your entire message history from your phone and your backup.

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If you don't have 3D Touch, the steps are slightly different.

Users of WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, need to be careful when receiving messages.

The black dot bug on iPhones and iPads, however, is harder to stop.

WhatsApp Business app for Android will soon receive a new feature, dubbed as Chat Filter.

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