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  1. Beware! Don’t tap on this jokey WhatsApp ‘hang’ message to prevent crash; here’s what you should do

Beware! Don’t tap on this jokey WhatsApp ‘hang’ message to prevent crash; here’s what you should do

'Dont touch here WhatsApp hang' is baffling users in a new forward message that apparently "crashes" and "hangs" WhatsApp. But, you don't need to worry about it.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 4, 2018 6:10 PM
whatsapp, whatsapp trick, whatsapp status, whatsapp status 2018 The moment you tap on the message, your WhatsApp “hangs” for a while

Some users are facing issues with the functioning of their WhatsApp after they deliberately tap on an eerie message, usually forwarded by friends who want a quick laugh. A new forward message is now floating on WhatsApp that is causing the app to jam for a few seconds when the recipient taps on the message box. While there have been several ways of tricking WhatsApp users into some perpetual nuisance just to annoy them, this new bug is enormously being spread and liked by some miscreants.

How can tapping on a message “hang” WhatsApp? – you righteously question. Essentially, 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” for a while where you cannot scroll up and down. While there is nothing malicious behind this bug but has seemingly been composed to vex you. 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.

Those who have received this WhatsApp message and eventually fell for it, out of a deliberate action, need not worry as the message seems like a harmless prank that your friends would play. However, it is advised that if you are aware of the repercussions of tapping on the jokey WhatsApp message, you should not deliberately “touch” any part of the message.

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  1. varaprasad reddy
    May 5, 2018 at 11:06 am
    [](kchdjskbfnsksvxsksvks je vskhsbdksbbdhdkkacdkfbkahdjkdngdvbdkdbdvbdjkdgakkjhhgwkdgskjsfskdhhskscdgkkkqdwjkwhhjhxjsksfsvkkahsklsggcjahsvsjakjsgalgddfuurdhitsjskvdbajssjjdgajhsiaohavdnkjacscxhabdksjhdajkdhsgkxhdhhsjgjzhsplsjvsbnaksjbdbsm) this is what i decoded from that emoji
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      sarthak
      May 5, 2018 at 10:35 am
      that message is acting like that because generally out android phones don't support reverse writing techniques, that is when you will type ABC it will be written CBA, so that black dot is not harmful, the text t-touch-here is harmful, which is actually ereh-hcuot-t.
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      1. Nerv Ellery
        May 5, 2018 at 5:06 am
        Story appears to be all over the place. Saying it's harmless and not to worry then going on about repercussions and to never touch the text. Contradicts itself in the same sentences. There have been a couple articles and videos posted before this one already explaining what is causing the problem, seems like little to no research was done. Just an article to grab attention onto the major thing happening. Basically says "Yep there's this new thing going around that does stuff!"
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          Yash
          May 5, 2018 at 12:10 pm
          Yes and i have all the tech details to why its happening...
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        2. Gaurav Adurkar
          May 5, 2018 at 2:12 am
          Very stupid article. Just explains the story when you click on it. None of the technical details or how to fix. Waste of time to read the article. Not expected from Financial Express.
          Reply
          1. Evelyn Pham
            May 5, 2018 at 4:41 am
            If you're curious about the technical details, some guy made a video about it. s: /watch?v jC4NNUYIIdM
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            1. Evelyn Pham
              May 5, 2018 at 4:43 am
              Link got messed up let's try that again. Tom Scott made a video about it. s www com /watch?v jC4NNUYIIdM
            2. Sri Ram
              May 5, 2018 at 9:38 am
              s: medium /@thesriram/cold-war-between-single-message-vs-mbbs-d5e004d64eaf check this! 🙂
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              1. Prashant Dey
                May 7, 2018 at 8:34 am
                Naiceee Sri! Promoting your work... :P

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