WhatsApp Android version is crashing whenever someone sends a specific message to a subscriber via the app. PandyaMayur (@pandyaMayur11) a security researcher has informed that sending a precise message in a chat to a WhatsApp contact who uses Android version 126.96.36.199 of the app will cause it to crash.
Don’t send this message(https://t.co/wKuoDv7bMr) to anyone chat.otherwise it will Crash WhatsApp(happened only in Android)if already send it than use WhatsApp web or desktop application to delete this.@WhatsApp @Meta #whatsappcrash #wamesettings #meta #bug pic.twitter.com/y0QATSWHiO
— PandyaMayur (@pandyaMayur11) May 25, 2023
While http://w.me/settings would normally allow you to access the settings on the app, for some reason only the Android version of the WhatsApp app is carrying the bug that is causing it to crash when a chat containing that message is opened. The message will cause WhatsApp to continually crash whenever the specific chat containing it is opened.
So, avoiding malicious chat will keep your WhatsApp app running. You can avoid that specific chat is to opening WhatsApp via your desktop or laptop computer and deleting it. Deleting the message on your computer, you can return to your Android phone and resume the chat.
It will be up to Meta, to fix this bug. Back when the company was known as Facebook, it purchased WhatsApp in a cash and stock deal that ballooned in value to $21 billion by the time the transaction closed in October 2014. It is possible that Meta has already made some adjustments. There have been some WhatsApp users who claim that on version 188.8.131.52 of the Android app, the aforementioned message does not cause any issues.