A WhatsApp Message Is Causing Android Phones To Temporarily Freeze

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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. With over a billion active users on the service, spamming is very common. This bug seems to be affecting Android users only and our companions on iOS seem to be immune to this one. Well, you've heard it right. For instance, back in February, it was found that receiving a message with a single character from the Indian Telugu alphabet would crash multiple apps on iOS, including WhatsApp, as well as the iOS Springboard. The domain acts as an alternative method to open WhatsApp without having to open the app.

Apple gadgets running iOS 11.2.5 or macOS, are susceptible to the bug, which disables access to iMessages. Most people don't play heed to this alert and open it anyway.

On clicking this message, it can hang your smartphone and you will not be able to see anything on your display for some time. Once you type the URL along with the mobile number, you will have to click on the send message option.

If you are using the feature on a computer and are not registered on WhatsApp Web, the web page shows instructions to enable WhatsApp Web. It's not as dire as needing to uninstall reinstall but it is a hassle if you'll have to restart both the app and your phone, especially if you need to send important messages to contacts.

Messi put referee under pressure in tunnel, says Ramos after 'Clasico'
Suarez started and finished off a quick attack when he played Roberto clear down the hole left by Marcelo on the right flank. After 4 minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo burst into the box, the heel threw the ball to Kroos.

Keeping the users' safety in mind - and in compliance to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) guidelines to be introduced by the EU (European Union) this month - the company has said it will allow users to download all of their WhatsApp data.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp has been rolling out regular updates for the app at a steady pace.

At the F8 annual keynote, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that WhatsApp's Status feature is being used by over 450 million people worldwide. It was reported on Friday that Facebook is bringing ads to WhatsApp and that is not going to make users happy.

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