Why you shouldn't update to WhatsApp Gold

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Celebrity culture is rife in society today - if someone in Hollywood has it, you can bet that hoards of people will be flooding to get it too.

And WhatsApp Gold is said to be the A-list’s new best friend. It allows video chat and THE ABILITY TO DELETE MESSAGES AFTER YOU SEND THEM.

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But WAIT… it isn’t what it seems.

WhatsApp Gold is supposedly ‘secret’ - you can only get it if you are sent a link.

The message says: ‘Hey Finally Secret WhatsApp golden version has been leaked, This version is used only by big celebrities. Now we can use it too’.

But, we must ignore the siren call because the link actually leads to malware, and malware leads straight to hackers being able to spy on your phone.

Less enticing.

If you have downloaded the software already, Google advises installing antivirus software.

So, if you see an invitation to join the elite, ignore it.

For now we’ll just have to keep thinking before we text and, if all else fails, put our phones on airplane mode and pretend it never happened.

Feature image credit: Álvaro Ibáñez, Flickr