One of these few spam messages read - "This is very interesting", with the "laughing so much I'm crying" emoji.
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.
Before this, the same kind of message in the Tamil language was floating among the WhatsApp users, Facebook messages and other apps. These messages are not only crashing Whatsapp but also the smartphone.
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According to reports, the message consists of a "Telugu" text bomb. A bunch of these symbols is said to cause WhatsApp to crash immediately. The stated sentence is followed by the second line with a "black dot" and the words "t-touch-here" are written next to the dot. The truth is that the text "do not touch the black circle" on WhatsApp hides thousands of characters inside WhatsApp which the application is not able to process them causing an immediate blockage and termination of WhatsApp.
If you are wondering that how a black dot can block your phone usage until you restart, here is how it is done.
Reportedly, these WhatsApp messages are nothing but prank and there seem to be nothing malicious about them. This is not for the first time that we have come across such spam messages making round on WhatsApp. However, it is better avoiding such message forwards. It is advised that if you are aware of the repercussions of tapping on the WhatsApp message, you should not deliberately "touch" any part of the message. The black Circle blocks your phone when you press it and you have to restart your phone.