WhatsApp to bring it's chat filter feature to the Android app

An iPhone bug can cause your iMessages to crash.                  CNET

A few days ago, a WhatsApp message having a black dot and a text or emoji for prompting you to touch the dot, seemed to crash the WhatsApp application on both Android and iOS. The Unicode bug grabbed the limelight after the video of the bug was posted by EverythingApplePro.

The first thing that you have to do is force close the iMessage app and then ask Siri to send a reply to the sender of that message.

The company is doing all this because of a new Unicode text bug, known as "black dot" bug because it appears on Android as the bug related to WhatsApp. Apple is typically fast in responding and fixing bugs, so you should expect the company to come out with a fix for the black dot bug soon enough.

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iOS messages with the black dot emoji are followed by thousands of unique Unicode characters that are invisible and flood your phones' CPU until the messenger app freezes.

WhatsApp hasn't issued any official statement about the bug and will most likely fix it in a matter of days but in the meantime stay away from any suspicious-looking text messages or messages from numbers you don't recognise. As per the reports, the older the phone, the more it is being affected by the bug. However, while waiting for the patch, users who have been victimized by the bug can try these workaround to fix iMessage.

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. You can use 3D Touch screen to use the messaging icon present in the home screen. Then it's as simple as deleting the conversation that contains the black dot and the phone should work as normal again. Clicking on the black dot causes the crash to occur. Users could also go to another iCloud synced device, and delete the message from there, 9to5Mac notes.

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